New exhibition at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre

24 April 2015

Come down to WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre to witness an exhibition by 11 renowned Northern wildlife artists in May.

The exhibition began in mid-April and will continue until the 22nd May, showcasing work from a series of award winning artists such as David Quinn, a former winner of the British Birds Bird Illustrator of the Year Award, Andrew Beckett, who has exhibited his work at places around the world including ‘Birds in Art’ in Wisconsin, USA and the ‘Natural Eye in London, and Thelma Sykes whose passion for printmaking led her to be a founding member of Nature in Art and she was represented in the exhibition of Western printmakers at Chong Qing, China as part of the Millennium International Printmaking Festival.

Marketing Manager, Victoria Fellowes, said: “This diverse exhibition has everything from pencil, printmaking, watercolour, acrylic, oil, illustration and fine pen on display at the centre offering an exhibition that  has something to cater for all art tastes.  It is a lovely exhibition to browse and with all the artwork available to purchase, you can also support Martin Mere with a percentage of the money going towards the valuable work at the centre.”

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is open every day (except Christmas Day) from 9.30am to 6pm during summer months and parking is free of charge. Situated off the A59, it is signposted from the M61, M58 and M6.  The Centre is also accessible via the Southport to Manchester and the Liverpool to Preston line by train from Burscough Rail Stations.  Visit the web site to find out what’s on all year round at Martin Mere and the other eight WWT Wetland Centres.

Contact: Victoria Fellowes on 01704 891240 or email [email protected]

Notes to editors

• The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is one of the world’s largest and most respected wetland conservation organisations working globally to safeguard and improve wetlands for wildlife and people
• Founded in the UK in 1946 by the late Sir Peter Scott, today we complement wetland conservation work carried out worldwide with a network of nine UK visitor centres
• Wetland Centres are where people can have close encounters with awe-inspiring nature – wildlife clusters near water so there is always something to see at a Wetland Centre, every day of the year
• As well as hundreds of species of birds, you can also see other wetland creatures like otters, watervoles and dragonflies in their natural environment
• WWT Wetland Centres hold year-round events such as walks and talks, canoe safaris and feeding sessions, photography and craft classes, children’s activities and a host of special guest speakers
• All WWT Wetland Centres have comfortable hides, easy pathways, fully stocked cafes and gift shops, Disabled and Mother & Baby facilities and lots of interactive ways to get close to wildlife
• WWT members enjoy free access to all nine visitor centres and are kept up to date with developments through an award-winning quarterly magazine, Waterlife

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