On showl until Wednesday 24 May 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.

Now showing in the Donald Watson Gallery at Waterston House:

An Exhibition of Artwork by Paul Bartlett, on show until Wednesday 24 May.
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 Paul Bartlett and his new
Exhibition of Work. Paul is a self-taught artist with a PhD in animal behaviour.
Previously an elected member of the Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA) he won
Artist of the Year in 2006 and the Langford Press award in 2012 at their annual
exhibition at London’s Mall Galleries. He has twice been a category winner and
overall runner-up in the David Shepherd “Wildlife Artist of the Year” competition
(2009 and 2010) and winner of the British Birds category for the BBC Wildlife
Artist of the Year in 2009. His work has featured in numerous art publications and
several books”.

Read more of the Press Release


Forthcoming exhibitions…

    • Lucy Newton Saturday 27 May – Wednesday 26 July 2017
    • 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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