On show Saturday 27 May until Wednesday 26 July 2017

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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 Artwork by Lucy Newton on show Saturday 27 May until Wednesday 26 July 2017.
The gallery is open 10am – 4pm seven days a week. Entry is free and all are welcome.

A taster of the exhibition…

More information about the exhibition…

“The Donald Watson Gallery is delighted to welcome back Lucy Newton and her new
Exhibition of Work.

Lucy was born and raised on a farm just outside West Calder and was always
fascinated by the flora and fauna of the surrounding countryside and farmland;
she would spend hours exploring and observing everything from frog spawn to
frost patterns and developed a deep interest in nature. This love of wildlife
has always stayed with her and now forms the basis of all her work.

Her first formal art education was at Manchester Metropolitan University where
she did a foundation course in Art and Design. She then went on to specialize
in illustration and completed a degree at Edinburgh College of Art.
Initially, after graduating, she did some freelance illustration work,
including work for the Sunday Herald after winning their Political Portraits
competition with a portrait of the then first minister Alex Salmond. She has
also worked with Wynstones Press on a number of projects including producing a
series of 40 greetings cards and was Wildlife Artist in Residence for the Royal
Zoological Society of Scotland 2015-2016″.

Read more of the Press Release


Forthcoming exhibitions…

    • John Hatton and Robert Greenhalf Saturday 29 July – Wednesday 13 Sept 2017
    • Keith Brockie Saturday 16 Sept – Wednesday 15 Nov 2017

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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 practice and appreciation of natural history within the arts is one of the Club’s main constitutional aims.

corridor-view-of-the-donald-watson-art-galleryNature 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.

IMG_8073The 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.

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Opening hours

Lucy Newton 27 May - 26 July 2017

John Hatton & Robert Greenhalf 29 July - 13 Sept

Keith Brockie 16 Sept - 15 Nov 2017


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