About The Laurie Swim Gallery

Located at the entrance to the UNESCO World Heritage Site on Lincoln Street in the heart of picturesque Lunenburg, the Laurie Swim Gallery showcases Laurie’s work in a beautiful setting. The Gallery shows Laurie’s original quilted artwork, her prints, her cards and her books. 

The gallery also represents the work of four other award-winning artists  —  painters Nadine Belliveau and Tim McGuire, sculptor Chippie Kennedy, and ceramicist Heather Waugh-Pitts.

Laurie is recognized as one of Canada's best living artists.

  • Community-Built Art: Laurie has combined fine art and public advocacy, initiating large scale community-made quilts with volunteers.
  • Pulling Together, The Builders of the Rideau Canal, 1826-32: (9' x 15') 1995 is in the Workers Heritage Museum Collection in Hamilton, Ontario.
  • Breaking Ground: The Hogg's Hollow Disaster, 1960: (7' x 20') 2000 is a permanent installation in the York Mills Subway station in Toronto, Ontario.
  • Lost at Sea, 1961: (10'x10') 2000 is on display at the Crescent Beach Centre in her hometown of Lockeport, Nova Scotia.
  • The Canadian Young Workers Memorial Quilt: (9' x 18') 2003 includes 100 commemorations of youths between the ages of 15-24 killed on the job.
  • The Lunenburg Heritage Story Quilt: (8' x 9') 2003.
  • The Hope and Survival Memorial Quilt Project: (multiple panels) 2017. On the centennial of the Halifax Explosion, commemorates the nearly 2000 people killed and many more injured in a tragedy that shaped Halifax.



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