On show until Wednesday 16 November 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 Lisa Hooper, on show Saturday 17 September until Wednesday 16 November 2016.

The gallery is open 10am – 4pm seven days a week. Entry is free and all are welcome.

A taster of the exhibition…


Read the press…

“The Donald Watson Gallery is thrilled to be hosting an exhibition of artwork by
Lisa Hooper. Lisa is a full-time artist and print maker living in South West Scotland.
She uses many different print media in her work, which is inspired by the landscape and
nature of Scotland.

There are two repeating themes in Lisa’s work: One is to do with pattern, whether it is
made by little houses, or a bird’s plumage, or a landscape, and the other is the character
of the subject, which is particularly evident in her wildlife art.

Read more of the Press Release…


Forthcoming exhibitions…

    • Chris Rose Saturday 19 November 2016 – Wednesday 11 January 2017
    • Group Twelve (textiles), ‘Organic Lines’, Saturday 14 January – Wednesday 15 February 2017
    • Carol Barrett Saturday 18 February – Wednesday 5 April 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 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

Chris Rose 19 Nov 2016 - 11 Jan 2017

Group Twelve (textiles) 14 Jan - 15 Feb 2017

Carol Barrett 18 Feb - 5 Apr 2017


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