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About the 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.

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.

THE CURRENT EXHIBITION

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Owing to the prevailing Government restrictions, Waterston House is closed. However, we are actively posting wildlife art features and images on Facebook (ScotlandsBirdClub) to keep enthusiasts engaged and entertained during the prevailing lockdown. We will also be keeping in touch with art contacts by email so why not join our dedicated mailing list to be the first to know when our exhibitions will be back up and running at Waterston House. To join the list, click on the button at the foot of this page.

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. Its 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. Find out who's currently on show, here. 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. 

 

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