On show Saturday 23 July until Wednesday 14 September 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 artwork by Jo Ruth, on show Saturday 23 July until Wednesday 14 September 2016.

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

A taster of the exhibition…

Long-eared Owl by Jan Wilczur
Ringed Plover and Runnel by Jan Wilczur
Grey Wagtail by Jan Wilczur
Lapwing by Richard Allen - AG

Read the press…

The Donald Watson Gallery is thrilled to be hosting an exhibition of artwork by Jo Ruth.

“Jo trained in Fine Art at the University of Reading and then moved to the West Midlands where she gained
a postgraduate qualification at Birmingham City University.  During the course of her teaching and lecturing
career in London and the Midlands she has extended her skills to incorporate illustration and graphic design.
She has held several subject leader roles most notably in a prestigious sixth-form college in the West Midlands,
where she introduced and currently teaches illustration on a very successful Graphic Design course

Read more of the Press Release…


Forthcoming exhibitions…

    • Lisa Hooper 17 Sept – 16 Nov
    • Chris Rose 19 Nov – 17 Jan

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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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Opening hours

Jo Ruth 23 July - 14 Sept 2016

Lisa Hooper 17 Sept – 16 Nov 2016

Chris Rose 19 Nov 2016 - 17 Jan 2017


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