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 at Waterston House:
An Exhibition of Wildlife Art by Jonathan Latimer & Szabolcs Kokay, showing Saturday 5th April until Wednesday 28th May 2014
A taster of the exhibition…
|Purple Emperor Studies||Blacktip Sharks||Dragonfly|
|Yellowhammer||Grass snake swallowing edible frog||Lesser Sandplover|
Read the press…
The Scottish Ornithologists’ Club is delighted to welcome back wildlife artists Szabolcs Kókay and Jonathan Latimer to exhibit their work at Waterston House, the Club’s HQ in Aberlady. Szabolcs was born in Hungary in 1976 and has been interested in nature, especially birds, since childhood. Although he has been drawing for as long as he can
remember, it was only later on in his life, around the age of 20, when these two interests merged. For Szabolcs now, watching and sketching nature go hand in hand, so much so that he cannot imagine doing one without the other.
- Robert Greenhalf, Andrew Haslen & Robert Gilmour 31 May – 23 July 2014
- John Threlfall 26 July – 17 September 2014
- Lisa Hooper 20 September – 12 November 2014
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.