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.
WATCHING SPRING - A Celebration of the Season
Photographs by Chris Packham will be a special feature of Watching Spring, an exhibition opening at World Land Trust Art Gallery in Halesworth on 7 May.
7 May - 20 June 2015
Chris is passionate about photography. He told us: “Observing wildlife is an art in itself, and my photography is inspired by the many intimate details of wildlife that I have been privileged to witness.”
The exhibition will run in parallel with BBC2’s Springwatch, which returns to RSPB Minsmere on the Suffolk coast for a second year in May 2015. Chris is a Springwatch presenter and a Patron and long standing supporter of World Land Trust (WLT).
Chris said: “I’m delighted that this exhibition is happening at World Land Trust Art Gallery during the next series of Springwatch, when public attention will be focused on RSPB Minsmere and wildlife local to the reserve.”
Although best known as a TV presenter, Chris’s career started behind the camera. He trained as a wildlife film cameraman and is now one of the UK’s leading wildlife photographers. Anyone lucky enough to hear him talk about photography knows that he will stop at nothing to get the perfect picture.
Chris’s new book 100 Things That Caught My Eye will be on sale in the gallery during the exhibition priced at £20.
Watching Spring will also feature original artwork by Dan Bradbury, Kate and Hannah Breach, Steve Cale, Robert Greenhalf, Amie Haslen, Sara Johnson, Andrew Pitt and photographer David Tipling. Much of the work on show has been produced specifically for this exhibition. All works are for sale.
Opening hours: World Land Trust Art Gallery is open Monday to Saturday, 10am - 4pm.
Please note: The gallery will be closed this bank holiday Monday 25 May
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 »
Opening hours: The gallery is open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm
Contact us: Telephone 01986 874422 Email: email@example.com
Address: Blyth House, Bridge Street, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 8AB