About the Gallery

Located in the heart of "Old Town" Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, a celebrated UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Laurie Swim Gallery showcases the stunning textile artwork of Laurie Swim.

An award-winning visual artist and author, who is internationally recognized; Laurie creates painterly works of art in fabric and thread portraying the landscapes and people of the South Shore of Nova Scotia. 

The Gallery, located in one of Lunenburg's most stunning historic buildings, shows a selection of Laurie’s original quilted artwork alongside renowned East Coast artists: Chippie Kennedy, Bruce Henderson, Nadine Belliveau, Lio Lo, Nancy MacDonald, Emily Graetz and Genny Pugh.

Along with Laurie's original work the gallery also offers her prints, cards and books.


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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