Hares on the brain at gallery

HARES will take centre stage at an exhibition at The Robert Fuller Gallery next month.

Wildlife artist Robert Fuller made national headlines when he braved last winter’s heavy snows to study a group of hares on the Yorkshire Wolds.

His perseverance in the Arctic conditions attracted the attention of BBC’s primetime countryside series Countryfile, which featured his efforts.

Now the artist’s detailed paintings of the hares and their leverets, the first to have been born in 2011, are the main focus of the exhibition at Fotherdale Farm, Thixendale on June 4 to 19.

Despite their abundance on the Yorkshire Wolds, brown hares are one of the fastest declining mammals in this country today.

Accompanying the event will be a series of nature walks and talks - among the highlights a slide show by the acclaimed landscape photographer Joe Cornish, a wire sculpture workshop and several birdwatching tours of the Yorkshire Wolds.

For further details of the free exhibition contact the gallery on 01759 368355 www.robertefuller.com