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.
Coming up in the Donald Watson Gallery at Waterston House:
An exhibition by artist and printmaker, Lisa Hooper. Showing Saturday 20th September until Wednesday 12th November.
A taster of the exhibition…
Read the press…
Celebrated bird artist, Lisa Hooper, will be travelling from her home in Galloway to open her new exhibition at the Donald Watson Gallery in Waterston House, Aberlady on Saturday 20th September. Lisa will be signing her new book First Impressions from 1pm to 2pm, and will also be demonstrating an unusual printing technique, called White Line Woodblock printing. There are approximately 50 works – as well as unframed prints and cards – in this solo exhibition, which runs until 12th November.
- Chris Rose 15 November – 14 January 2015
- Group Twelve (Textiles) 17 January – 18 February 2015
- John Busby 21 February – 1 April 2015
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.