On show until Wednesday 13 January 2016

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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.

Now showing in the Donald Watson Gallery at Waterston House:

An Exhibition of New Work by Darren Woodhead, on show until Wednesday 13 January 2016.
The gallery is open 10am – 4pm, seven days a week (closed 25 Dec – 1 Jan inclusive).


A taster of the exhibition…

Waders by Darren Woodhead
Butterflies by Darren Woodhead
Long-eared Owl by Darren Woodhead
Long-tailed Tits by Darren Woodhead
Aberlady Bay by Darren Woodhead
Bullfinch by Darren Woodhead

Read the press…

The SOC are delighted to welcome back wildlife artist and watercolourist, Darren Woodhead to show
his exhibition of new work at Waterston House. Darren was born in West Yorkshire in 1971, but has
lived in Scotland since 1996. He is a graduate of the Royal College of Art in London. All his work is
produced outside on location and drawn directly in brush. By working direct from life, he aims to
retain the freshness and energy that working purely outside brings, often in extreme weather conditions.

Read more of the Press Release…

Forthcoming exhibitions…

    • Kalamkari textile Textile Artists 16 Jan – 17 Feb 2016
    • Jane Smith 20 Feb – 6 April 2016
    • John Threlfall & Greg Poole 9 April – 25 May 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.

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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Kalamkari Textile Artists 16 Jan - 17 Feb 16

Jane Smith 20 Feb - 6 Apr 2016

John Threlfall & Greg Poole 9 Apr - 25 May 2016


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