On show Saturday 16 January until Wednesday 17 February 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.

Next showing in the Donald Watson Gallery at Waterston House:

An Exhibition of Textile Work by Kalamkari, on show Saturday 16 January until Wednesday 17 February 2016.

The gallery is open 10am – 4pm, seven days a week.

A taster of the exhibition…

Honeysuckle panel by Jan Reid
Morag Gray Ferns
Pau Shell by Lorna Morrison
Sea holly
Squabbling gulls by Carol Gorrie

Read the press…

Kalamkari, the Dundee-based group, is building a strong reputation for exhibiting high-quality creative
textiles within the Tayside region. The six founding members met while studying City and Guilds Creative
Textiles at Dundee College and on graduating decided to work together as a formal group in order to
exhibit their work, which is inspired by the flora and fauna of the surrounding countryside. The upcoming
show at Waterston House will be the group’s first exhibition in the East Lothian and Edinburgh area.

Read more of the Press Release

Forthcoming exhibitions…

    • Jane Smith 20 Feb – 6 April 2016
    • John Threlfall & Greg Poole 9 April – 25 May 2016
    • Richard Allen & Jan Wilczur 28 May – 20 July 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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Jane Smith 20 Feb - 6 Apr 2016

John Threlfall & Greg Poole 9 Apr - 25 May 2016

Richard Allen & Jan Wilczur 28 May – 20 July 2016


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