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

29 October 2015 to 8 November 2015
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

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Secured ground

Carry Akroyd SWLA
Serigraph (ed. of 6, 4 available), 60 x 80 cm, £485 (£325 u/f)
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Stonies' plot

Carry Akroyd SWLA
Serigraph (ed. of 6, 3 available), 80 x 60 cm, £485 (£325 u/f)
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Coastal Birds

Richard Allen SWLA
Linocut (ed. of 50), 74 x 90 cm, £595
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Disappearing landscape

Max Angus SWLA
Linocut (ed. of 45, 3 available), 56 x 82 cm, £350 (£290 u/f)
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Good to see you

Max Angus SWLA
Linocut (ed. of 45, 3 available), 49 x 52 cm, £250 (£200 u/f)
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Hey-ho

Max Angus SWLA
Linocut (ed. of 45, 3 available), 58 x 58 cm, £340 (£280 u/f)
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Looking out for you

Max Angus SWLA
Linocut (ed. of 45, 3 available), 59 x 62 cm, £340 (£280 u/f)
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The day is yours

Max Angus SWLA
Linocut (ed. of 45, 3 available), 50 x 56 cm, £280 (£220 u/f)
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Waiting minute by minute

Max Angus SWLA
Linocut (ed. of 45, 3 available), 50 x 42 cm, £260 (£210 u/f)
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Willow Tits

Max Angus SWLA
Linocut (ed. of 45, 3 available), 56 x 46 cm, £260 (£210 u/f)
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Sandwich Tern colony, Cemlyn

Kim Atkinson SWLA
Monotype, 50 x 66 cm, SOLD
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Sandwich Terns, Porth Neigwl

Kim Atkinson SWLA
Monotype, 50 x 66 cm, SOLD
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Starling drinking, Starling bathing

Kim Atkinson SWLA
Relief print (ed. of 3), 37 x 40 cm, £320
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Starlings bathing

Kim Atkinson SWLA
Relief print (ed. of 3), 37 x 40 cm, £320
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Dartford Warbler

Vanna Bartlett
Linocut (ed. of 11), 26 x 28 cm, £120
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Murmuration

Candice Bees
Steel and slate, 29 x 38 x 42 cm, SOLD
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Bullfinches feeding on Sow Thistle

David Bennett SWLA
Oil sketch, 30 x 29 cm, £370
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Calling Spring Curlews

David Bennett SWLA
Oil sketch, 31 x 30 cm, £370
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Crouching Hare

David Bennett SWLA
Oil sketch, 29 x 31 cm, £380
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Eagle Owl

David Bennett SWLA
Oil sketch, 31 x 30 cm, SOLD
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Fox dispute

David Bennett SWLA
Oil sketch, 30 x 32 cm, £400
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Emerald cut

Susan Berry
Watercolour, 56 x 46 cm, SOLD
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Greenfinches

Adam Binder SWLA
Bronze (ed. of 12, 12 available), £8,500
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Reed Warblers

Adam Binder SWLA
Bronze (ed. of 24, 12 available), £2,400
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Swallows

Adam Binder SWLA
Bronze (ed. of 12, 12 available), £8,500

Related events

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Special event
29 October 2015 to 8 November 2015
SWLA members will be on hand in the gallery during the exhibition to offer insight and answer any questions about the Society
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Special event
29 October 2015
An illustrated talk by Darren Rees on his latest project, as Artist in Residence in Antarctica.
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Artist Workshop
31 October 2015
SOLD OUT
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Special event
3 November 2015
An illustrated talk by Chris Rose SWLA on his latest work, based on his experiences as recipient of the SWLA Wildlife Trusts Diving Bursary.
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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
7 November 2015
SOLD OUT
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Artist Workshop
8 November 2015
Workshop with Bruce Pearson SWLA and Greg Poole SWLA.