William Condry 1918-1998

Naturalist & Conservationist

15 September to 24 November 2018
Owen Owen Gallery, Pulpit Room & Bridge

William Condry was one of the foremost naturalist writers of his day, and was passionate about conserving the natural environment of his beloved Wales. His contribution to the pioneering days of nature conservation in Wales was enormous. William was instrumental in the establishment of the RSPB’s famous reserve at Ynys-Hir on the Dyfi estuary, where he and his wife, Penny, lived. His writings were always based on personal, first hand research and observation. William wrote no less than 14 books and wrote a fortnightly country diary for the Guardian for 41 years (1957-98), the last one appearing on the day he died.

This exhibition, marking what would have been William’s 100th year, is curated by Terence Lambert and includes works by renowned wildlife artists Kim Atkinson, Terence Lambert, Darren Rees, Philip Snow and Owen Williams.