Modern Wilderness | Exhibition Opens Sunday 28th July – 14th September

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust | Caerlaverock Wetland Centre | Eastpark Farm | Dumfriesshire | Scotland | DG1 4RS

Exhibition 10am – 5pm daily, free entrance. Venue telephone 01387 770200

Visual artist Catherine Coulson takes inspiration from the unique ecology and biodiversity found in the nature reserves and wild habitats of Galloway. She contemplates our connection with nature, in particular our response to the impermanence and shifting atmosphere of natural places, not often experienced in modern living. Her creative process involves fieldwork, research, poetry and photography which inform her studio oil paintings. Concentrating on colour relationships, line, form and gestural marks, she makes expressive, impressionist and abstract paintings looking beyond visual representation to describe an experience.’

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An exhibition of oil paintings inspired by landscape, ecology, biodiversity and conservation. Galloway based artist Catherine Coulson explores our connection with nature and contemplates modern wilderness. Elements of her process and supporting work will include photographs, poetry and fieldwork. Original artwork, prints, mounted photographs and cards will be offered for sale.

Venue: Caerlaverock Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust is a fantastic place to watch birds up close with a variety of hides and lots of different species to look out for, well worth a visit, visit page for prices. Explore the huge Caerlaverock National Nature Reserve with salt marsh and estuary habitat to enjoy – Caerlaverock NNR is a special place, overlapping with a number of protected areas, including Solway Firth Spacial Area of Conservation, Upper Solway Flats and Marshes Special Protection Area, SSSI, and Ramsar Site and With Estuary National Scenic Area. The unique triangular Caerlaverock Castle is nearby too. 


By bus

The nearest bus station is Dumfries. Stagecoach service D6A takes around 30 minutes. There is then a walk of around 1 mile from this bus stop along a country lane.

By rail

Nearest railway station is Dumfries (postcode: DG1 1NF).

By bike

WWT Caerlaverock is located on the C2C Cycle Route 7. There is secure covered bike parking at the centre.

By car

The centre lies 9 miles south east of Dumfries.

Follow tourist signs from A75 west of Annan or St.Michael’s church in Dumfries.