Monday, October 15, 2012

Winter Wildlife Exhibition

I'm very busy finishing off paintings for my winter exhibition which runs from November 3rd-18that my gallery at Thixendale. There's a lot to do.
I'll be opening my studio so that visitors can see the wildlife photographs I take during fact-finding missions all over the world - so I need to get it looking tidy.
I'll also be releasing some new limited-edition prints so I need to make sure there is plenty in stock for customers who want to buy Christmas presents. I've been working on a new series of sketches of otters to celebrate the amazing news that this shy creature has survived almost certain extinction.
And on top of all the paintings and prints, there will be riverside walks to look for otters as well an evening talk on how otters were rescued in Yorkshire.This is in addition to the exciting new owl safaris, birdwatching, falconry and bushcraft workshops taking place.
I've listed the events below. If you want to book please click on the headings.

KIDS (All kids events £6.50)
Bushcraft: Firelighting: Learn how to build a fire in the wilderness at this exciting survival workshop. Note children aged 3-6 must be accompanied by an adult.
Sat 3rd November: 10.15-11.00am (for 3-6 Yrs) and 11.30am- 12.30 (7yrs+)
Bushcraft: Den-building: Build a den good enough to survive a night in the wild within the wooded grounds of The Robert Fuller Gallery.
Sat  17th November: 10.15-11.00am (for children 3-6 yrs) and 11.30am- 12.30 (7yrs+)
Craft workshops. Plant a bulb and decorate it with a cheery Santa; make a tree top angel or make a cardboard snowman and fill it with sweets at these exciting art workshops for children of all ages.
Flying Rockets: Make rocket for bonfire night at this fun art workshop.
Sat 3rd November: 1.30-2.30pm
Best Tree Top Angel: Use glitter and pine cones to make a stunning flying angel for your tree.
Sun 11th November: 1.30-2.30pm
Frosty the Snowman Surprise: Make a cardboard snowman and fill it with sweets atthis fun art workshop
Sun 18th November 1.30-2.30pm
Falconry (*these events are also open to adults see times below) Stroke an owl, learn how to handle a hawk and come face to face with a falcon at these fun falconry events
Owl Day: Handle a barn owl, aEuropean eagle owl, a snowy owl and many more.
Sun 4th November       
9.45- 10.30am for ages 3-6yrs
10.30-11.30am for ages 7Yrs+
11.30-12.30am for adults
Falcon Day: Learn about these magnificent birds of prey and meet a peregrine falcon and more at this fascinating falconry event.
Sun 11th November
 9.45- 10.30am = 3-6yrs
10.30-11.30am = 7Yrs+
11.30-12.30am = Adults
Hawk Day: Fly a hawk, buzzard or eagle at this exciting falconry event.
Sun 18th November 
9.45- 10.30am = 3-6yrs
10.30-11.30am = 7Yrs+
11.30-12.30am = Adults

Red KiteWatch See the UK’s most acrobatic bird of prey as it swoops and dives over the Yorkshire Wolds.
Sat Nov 3rd 2.30-4.30pm
Sun Nov 11th 2.30-4.30pm
Taste the Wolds Food producers from the Yorkshire Wolds offer samples of their culinary delights at this free tasting evening. Pick out cooking oils, sloe ports or sherries and chilli jams to make  your own Christmas hamper at this free event.
Tue Nov 6th 7.30-9pm
Owl Safaris Choose from a trip to see short eared owls hunting or join a guided trip to Sunk Island to watch barn owls, seals, merlin and peregrine falcon.
Barn Owl Safari
Sat 10th November 2.00pm-4.00pm
Sat 17th November 2.00-4.00pm
Short Eared Owl Safari
Sun Nov 4th 1.30pm-3.00pm
Sun Nov 18th 1.30pm-3.00pm
Otter Walk Seek out otter tracks and other signs that these protected species are again thriving on Yorkshire’s rivers.
Sun 4th November and Saturday November 17th 10.00-12noon at Tophill Low
Sun 11th November 10.00-12noon at Westow
Annie StirkCooks Let Yorkshire Life food guru Annie Stirk show you how to add sparkle to your Christmas table at this Christmas cookery demonstration.
Sat 10th November 7.30pm-9.00pm
Wildlife - an artist’s perspective A talk by acclaimed wildlife artist Robert E Fuller on how he gets Britain’s shiest creatures to pose for a painting.
Sat 17th November 7.30pm-9.00pm
Wildlife Worldwide A joint talk by Galapagos guide and naturalist Santiago Bejarano on the world’s most exotic location - and by artist Robert Fuller on the wildlife of Kenya’s Masai Mara.
Sun 2nd December 7.30-9.00pm
Otters in Yorkshire Joint talk by wildlife artist Robert E Fuller on how to get close to otters in order to photograph them and by wildlife rehabilitation expert Jean Thorpe on how she saved two orphaned otters and successfully reintroduced them to the wild and Sylvia Jay on her role in otter conservation
Sun 4th November 7.30-9.00pm

Hope you can make it!!

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