The art gallery
The Donald Watson Art Gallery is one of the jewels of Waterston House and a favoured venue of many of the UK’s leading wildlife artists and photographers, all with a shared love of depicting the natural world.
Next showing in the Donald Watson Gallery at Waterston House:
An Exhibition of Art Work by Keith Brockie, on show Saturday 12 September until
Wednesday 4 November 2015. The gallery is open Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm and
weekends 12 noon – 6pm (weekends 10am – 4pm from 25 October).
A taster of the exhibition…
Read the press…
SOC HQ is delighted to welcome back Keith Brockie for an exhibition of new work. Originally from
East Lothian, Keith has spent many years sketching in Aberlady Bay, Gullane Point, North Berwick,
the Bass Rock and Musselburgh Lagoons, particularly as a young artist when he began combining his
love of wildlife and painting in his now characteristic annotated sketches and watercolour
paintings. He has since travelled far and wide, observing and recording the wildlife of such varied
parts of the world as Scandinavia, North Yemen, Tanzania, India and North America but he has never
lost interest in the flora and fauna of Scotland, particularly loved for the rich coastal wildlife
and the large colonies of seabirds found here.
- Darren Woodhead 7 Nov – 13 Jan 2016
- Kalamkari textile Textile Artists 16 Jan – 17 Feb 2016
- Jane Smith 20 Feb – 6 April 2016
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About the gallery…
Opened in 2005 by the late Magnus Magnusson and named after the well-known Scottish ornithologist and wildlife artist, Donald Watson (1918-2005), the gallery is a custom-built display space which has been committed to exhibiting the best wildlife art from across the country since it opened in 2005. Encouraging the practise and appreciation of natural history within the arts is one of the Club’s main constitutional aims.
Nature is both inside and out when you visit this unique gallery which has stunning panoramic views of Aberlady Bay Local Nature Reserve. A glass wall floods natural light into the building and draws the eye outside, both into Waterston House’s own surrounding garden and water features, and to the dramatic and beautiful bay beyond. It’s positioning is the perfect complement to the images of nature and wildlife on display inside.
The Gallery has a dedicated all year round programme of exhibitions and shows a great variety of artists, all sharing a love of depicting the natural world. A bright and exciting space, the gallery runs a new exhibition every two months showing contemporary landscapes, wildlife art and illustrations in a variety of media from paintings and drawings to prints, craft techniques and photography, all with a keen focus on the inspirational world of birds. Sign up to our mailing list to receive details of forthcoming exhibitions and invites to preview evenings where you can meet the artist. Or if you are interested in attending the preview of a particular exhibition, contact us.