World Land Trust Art Gallery specialises in wildlife and landscape art.
The gallery provides a small income for the Trust’s charitable work and, through its programme of temporary exhibitions, the gallery raises awareness of wildlife and landscape conservation.
In 2014 World Land Trust entered into an innovative partnership with the Wildlife Art Gallery, Lavenham. The result has been a series of dynamic and successful exhibitions curated by Andrew and Amie Haslen. The partnership is continuing in 2015.
World Land Trust first opened the gallery in its headquarters in Halesworth, north east Suffolk, in 2011.
Art in the Wild
The current exhibition at World Land Trust (WLT) Art Gallery shows works by leading artists who share a common passion for wildlife. Until 28 March 2015.
Robert Bateman is one Canada’s best known award-winning artists as well as a champion of conservation. He is a spokesman for many environmental and preservation issues, using his art to raise millions of dollars for these causes.
Yorkshire born artist Andrew Hutchinson is a wildlife artist and naturalist who uses his skill as a painter to bring the attention of a wider audience the beauty of the natural world around him. Andrew has exhibited with some of the world's top wildlife artists and we are very lucky to have his work on display here in Halesworth.
Another Yorkshire artist Trevor Boyer, a keen birdwatcher since childhood, has travelled extensively around the world to observe birds in their natural habitat. His work has been published in numerous books and has been exhibited and sold at Sotheby's and Christies's, London.
Ralph Thompson MBE has had many successful exhibitions in England, New York and South Africa. Among his many works, he illustrated eight of Gerald Durrell’s books. Of his work, Gerald Durrell said: “Many of the things he had drawn were so accurate that he might have well been with me in Africa, peeping over my shoulder at the things I saw.”
The exhibition is also showcasing the wildlife art of David Bennet, Bryan Reed, Trevor Boyer and Lars Jonsson.
Also on show are sculptures by Roger Hardy, David Cooke, Jeremy James and Stephen Henderson
Opening times during February 2015: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 1pm to 4pm.
Opening times from March 2015 onwards: Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm.
Forthcoming Exhibitions for 2015
April 1st to 2nd May 'Hares at Easter - An exhibition of hares and other animals'. Curated by our partner gallery in Lavenham many of the new pieces in this wonderful display of Linocut prints, paintings and drawings will be exhibited for the first time by artist Andrew Haslen.
The gallery will be closed on Good Friday April 3rd and Easter Monday April 6th.
May 7th to 20th June 'Watching Spring' - Featuring stunning original artwork by renowned artists Steve Cale, Kate & Hannah Breach, Andrew Pitt, Amie Haslen, Sara Johnson, Robert Greenhalf and photographer David Tipling. World Land Trust art gallery is also proud to present a selection of signed, limited edition photographs by television presenter, naturalist and WLT Patron Chris Packham which will soon be available to view.
There is a great selection of artists’ cards and books in the gallery and all artwork is for sale.
Also on sale are framed, hand painted, ornithological prints by Edward Lear (prices from £75).
The gallery online shop is currently offering the opportunity to purchase a special edition giclée box canvas print Tyger by the artist Tanya Stiles. Inspired by the fundraising campaign Big Cat Big Match, organised and launched by World Land Trust in October 2014, Tanya has very generously pledged to WLT £1,000 from the sale of every print. To view the print and for details of how to buy please click here »
Gallery opening hours:
From 7th March 2015 the gallery will be open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday.