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Ice Bound

27th March 2018 - 22nd April 2018


Darren Rees, a Council member of the Society of Wildlife Artists, received the coveted Artist in Residency honour from the Friends of The Scott Polar Research Institute in 2015.

From February 26th to March 30th he travelled with the Royal Navy on HMS Protector, from the Falkland Islands to the Antarctic Peninsula. Ice Bound documents his journey through sketches, watercolours and acrylic paintings executed in situ, along with larger studio canvasses created on his return, some of which are being exhibited for the first time.

Darren is widely travelled and says of this adventure...

"It's been a lifetime's ambition to experience the natural wonders of Antractica and as a wildlife enthusiast I've especially wanted to witness the large penguin colonies of the far south. My time started in the Falklands where there are spectacular numbers and I had opportunities to visit three colonies - charming Magellanic Penguins at Gypsy Cove, characterful Rockhoppers at Telephone Cove and magnificent King Penguins at Volunteer Point".

Come and share Darren's adventures through this facinating exhibition.

Darren will be artist in residence at Nature in Art - April 17th - 22nd


  • Arts and Crafts
  • Nature


Nature in Art
Wallsworth Hall
Sandhurst Lane, Twigworth
01452 731422


Situated on the A38 Gloucester to Tewkesbury road in the village of Twigworth, 2 miles north of Gloucester. Follow Brown & White signs. Take bus number 71 from Gloucester bus station, leaving at 45 minutes past the hour.

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  • Gloucester


Adults£5.25Over 60s & Under 16£4.75Under 8Free


Nature in Art

Nature in Art, the world's first museum & art gallery dedicated exclusively to art inspired by nature. With temporary exhibitions, art courses and an unrivalled artists in residence programme.

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