The Society of Wildlife Artists and Mall Galleries are delighted to announce the Prizes & Awards from their 58th Annual Exhibition, The Natural Eye 2021.
Congratulations to all artists who have been awarded prizes by our generous prize givers.
If you cannot make the exhibition we hope that with videos, audio, images, and statements by the winners to watch, hear, see, and read, you can experience and enjoy their works wherever you are.
The exhibition is also available to Browse & Buy online now.
The Birdwatch and Swarovski Optik Artist of the Year Award
A prize of an ATS 80 HD spotting scope with 25-50x zoom eyepiece (with a value of £2,430), plus subscription to BirdGuides/Birdwatch
Ben Woodhams SWLA
To celebrate drawing or dry media, draughtsmanship and capturing ideas as an art form, £500 worth of Larson-Juhl materials to the winner and a feature in their '4Walls' magazine
Work shown: The School
The BIRDscapes Gallery 'Conservation through Art' Award
Julia Manning SWLA
The Conservation through Art Award, sponsored by The BIRDscapes Gallery, acknowledges an artist’s efforts in using their art to help conserve the natural world. It also directly benefits wildlife by the prize money being shared equally between the artist and a nature conservation body of the artist’s choosing. This year’s Award goes to an exceptionally deserving candidate.
Her powerful body of work is both visually exciting and dynamic, leading the viewer to look more closely at what is portrayed. Her thought-provoking commentary on the plight of a threatened British species and its environment, is a huge conservation message contained within the appealing images of a skilled printmaker.
For her series 'The Decline of Eels', The BIRDscapes Gallery’s Conservation through Art Award goes to Julia Manning. In acknowledgement of the validity of this award, Steve and Liz Harris have decided to increase the prize fund for this year to £1,000.
Dry Red Press Award
Brin Edwards SWLA
The winning work reproduced as a greetings card
The exhibition is also available to browse & buy online now.