On show Saturday 29 July until Wednesday 13 September 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.

Next showing in the Donald Watson Gallery at Waterston House:

An Exhibition of Artwork by Robert Greenhalf and John Hatton on show Saturday 29 July until
Wednesday 13 September 2017.

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

A taster of the exhibition…

Top row: Work by Robert Greenhalf. Bottom row: Work by John Hatton.

More information about the exhibition…

“The Donald Watson Gallery is delighted to welcome back Robert Greenhalf to the
gallery and to introduce new exhibitor to Waterston House, John Hatton.

Robert Greenhalf lives near Rye in East Sussex. He was trained at Eastbourne and
Maidstone Colleges of Art, graduating with a diploma AD in Graphics in 1971. All
of his work is based on encounters that he has had with birds and mammals in the
wild. He likes to make numerous quick sketches of his subjects to get to know them
really well, although sketches of habitat and colour notes are equally important.
Robert works mainly in watercolour, oils, woodcut and drypoint. The drypoints and
some of the woodcuts are printed in black and hand-coloured with watercolour,
whilst others involve the cutting and printing of a separate block for each colour.”

Read more of the Press Release


Forthcoming exhibitions…

    • Keith Brockie Saturday 16 September – Wednesday 15 November 2017
    • Darren Woodhead Saturday 18 November – January  2018

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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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