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:
‘Birds and Light’, an Exhibition of Art Work by Brin Edwards, on show Saturday 25 July until
Wednesday 9 September 2015. The gallery is open Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm and 12 noon – 6pm weekends.
A taster of the exhibition…
Read the press…
The Donald Watson Gallery is delighted to welcome back Brin Edwards with his latest collection of works,
entitled ‘Birds and Light’. Brin has been fascinated by the appearance of birds for as long as he can
remember – one of his earliest memories is as a six year old drawing a picture of a black naped oriole
which he saw in his family’s garden in Singapore. His parents moved there for a couple of years in the
early sixties and the intense saturated colours of tropical birds made a huge impression on him. Most
children sadly stop drawing once they reach their teens but Brin kept going. Making drawings of birds
became an itch he had to scratch.
- Keith Brockie, 12 Sept – 4 Nov 2015
- Darren Woodhead 7 Nov – 13 Jan 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.
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.