29 October 2015 to 8 November 2015

10am to 5pm (closes 1pm on final day)

Main Gallery, North Gallery & Threadneedle Space

Admission: £3, Concession £2.50, Free to Friends of Mall Galleries, SWLA Friends, National Art Pass Holders and under 18s.

The Natural Eye, the annual exhibition of the Society of Wildlife Artists, shows the very best of art inspired by the natural world. The open exhibition shows a wide range of contemporary work from both members and non-members which celebrates the wild whether it is close to home or further afield. The different approaches to the subject ensures a delightful mix of the detailed to the more abstract in many different media including oils, watercolours, pastels, printmaking, drawing and sculpture.  

Many of our artists set great store by understanding their subject and working from life. This is reflected in the major SWLA collaboration with the British Trust for Ornithology, showing fieldwork from our artists depicting summer migrants in the UK, and the collaboration with the RSPB to document the creation of a major new wetland reserve at Wallasea Island in Essex.

Chris Rose, winner of the Wildlife Trusts Undersea Art Award will display work inspired by his experiences diving off the UK coast. The SWLA’s support of emerging artists continues by awarding bursaries to attend the Seabird Drawing Course in Scotland, the latest three recipients will have selected work on show.

There will be a number of events held during the exhibition including artist’s talks, portfolio day and printmaking workshops. For more details, visit: www.swla.co.uk

 

 

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Exhibiting artists

Selected Works

Click on an image to enquire about purchasing a work from this exhibition

Sutton-Barry-Allegory of Spring.jpg

Allegory of spring

Bronze (ed. of 12, 12 available)
Sutton-Barry-Dragon Slayer.jpg

Dragon slayer

Bronze (ed. of 12, 11 available)
Sutton-Barry-Halcyon Days.jpg

Halcyon days

Bronze (ed. of 12, 12 available)
Reaney-John-Loitering-with-Intent.jpg

Loitering with intent

Watercolour
22.5 x 38 cm
Reaney-John-Parish-Lamps-Lit.jpg

Parish lamps lit

Watercolour
22.5 x 38 cm
Sutton-Barry-The-Butcher.jpg

The butcher

Bronze (ed. of 12, 12 available)
Akroyd-Carry-Secured-Ground.jpg

Secured ground

Carry Akroyd SWLA

Serigraph (ed. of 6, 4 available)
60 x 80 cm
Akroyd-Carry-Stonies'-Plot.jpg

Stonies' plot

Carry Akroyd SWLA

Serigraph (ed. of 6, 3 available)
80 x 60 cm
Allen-Richard-Coastal Birds.jpg

Coastal Birds

Richard Allen SWLA

Linocut (ed. of 50)
74 x 90 cm
Angus-Max-Disappearing Landscape.jpg

Disappearing landscape

Max Angus SWLA

Linocut (ed. of 45, 3 available)
56 x 82 cm
Angus-Max-Good-to-see-you.jpg

Good to see you

Max Angus SWLA

Linocut (ed. of 45, 3 available)
49 x 52 cm
Angus-Max-Hey-ho.jpg

Hey-ho

Max Angus SWLA

Linocut (ed. of 45, 3 available)
58 x 58 cm
Angus-Max-Looking out for you-1.jpg

Looking out for you

Max Angus SWLA

Linocut (ed. of 45, 3 available)
59 x 62 cm
Angus-Max-The-day-is-yours.jpg

The day is yours

Max Angus SWLA

Linocut (ed. of 45, 3 available)
50 x 56 cm
Angus-Max-Waiting-minute-on-minute.jpg

Waiting minute by minute

Max Angus SWLA

Linocut (ed. of 45, 3 available)
50 x 42 cm
Angus-Max-Willow tits.jpg

Willow Tits

Max Angus SWLA

Linocut (ed. of 45, 3 available)
56 x 46 cm
Atkinson-Kim-Sandwich Tern Colony, Cemlyn.jpg

Sandwich Tern colony, Cemlyn

Kim Atkinson SWLA

Monotype
50 x 66 cm
Atkinson-Kim-Sandwich-Terns-Feeding-Sand-Eels-at-an-Autumn-Roost,--Porth-Neigwl.jpg

Sandwich Terns, Porth Neigwl

Kim Atkinson SWLA

Monotype
50 x 66 cm
Atkinson-Kim-Starling-Drinking,-Starling-Bathing.jpg

Starling drinking, Starling bathing

Kim Atkinson SWLA

Relief print (ed. of 3)
37 x 40 cm
Atkinson-Kim-Starlings-Bathing.jpg

Starlings bathing

Kim Atkinson SWLA

Relief print (ed. of 3)
37 x 40 cm
Bartlett-Vanna-Dartford Warbler.jpg

Dartford Warbler

Vanna Bartlett

Linocut (ed. of 11)
26 x 28 cm
Bees-Candice-Murmuration.jpg

Murmuration

Candice Bees

Steel and slate
29 x 38 x 42 cm
Bennett-David-Bullfinchs-and-Sow-Thistle.jpg

Bullfinches feeding on Sow Thistle

David Bennett SWLA

Oil sketch
30 x 29 cm
Bennett-David-Early-Spring-Curlew.jpg

Calling Spring Curlews

David Bennett SWLA

Oil sketch
31 x 30 cm
Bennett-David-Crouching-Hare.jpg

Crouching Hare

David Bennett SWLA

Oil sketch
29 x 31 cm

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Akroyd-Carry-Secured-Ground.jpg
Special event
6 November 2015
An illustrated talk by Carry Akroyd SWLA on the poetry of John Clare and how his words has influenced her work.
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Artist Workshop
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