Matthew Swift Gallery shows beautiful and intelligent contemporary art at national fairs and at a gallery and private showroom in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Visitors to the gallery will see an exhibition and additional works of art on view, and may browse the gallery’s inventory on a 106" projection screen. The Director is available spontaneously or by appointment to guide visitors personally through the processes of discovery, evaluation, and selection of art.

Inventory includes hundreds of works of art hand-picked by the Director, which may be viewed in person by appointment at a private showroom near the gallery. In addition, gallery staff in many cases can bring art into a client’s home or place of work for an extended viewing as a loan on approval.

Matthew Swift Gallery works primarily with living artists residing in eastern Massachusetts, which allows the Director to develop a deep understanding of the artist’s practice over a period of years, and to keep current with the artist’s evolving concerns and projects. The gallery also represents significant estates and some artists residing outside the region.


Matthew Swift founded Trident Gallery in 2013. After six years, fifty exhibitions, and twenty-five live art performances, he changed the name to Matthew Swift Gallery.


Matthew Swift Gallery is located at 189 Main Street, Gloucester, Massachusetts, in a purpose-built space within the elegant Gloucester Safe Deposit and Trust building of 1880 in the heart of historic downtown Gloucester. Scroll down for travel directions.


The gallery is open year-round.

Weekly public hours are specific to exhibitions.

Hours during New Series Two, October 10 – November 4, 2019, are:

Thursday 12–5
Friday 12–5
Saturday 10–7
Sunday 10–5
Monday 12–5
Tuesday appointments welcomed
Wednesday appointments welcomed

Appointments outside of published hours are welcomed.

Planned EXCEPTIONS to the above hours:

Saturday, October 26, 2019 10–3:30pm

gallery telephone: +1 (978) 491-7785

Gallery Director Matthew Swift: director at matthewswiftgallery dot com.

Artists and others seeking to supply art to the gallery are asked to consult this advice.

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Matthew Swift Gallery is at 189 Main Street in downtown Gloucester, Massachusetts, at the corner of Duncan Street (Pleasant Street after it crosses Main). Click here for a map and notes on nearby parking.

The MBTA Gloucester train station on the Rockport fork of the Newburyport/Rockport commuter rail from Boston is half a mile, a 10 minute walk from Matthew Swift Gallery according to Google Maps.