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

Gemma-Federico-Purple-Heron.jpg

Purple Heron, Piedmont

Federico Gemma SWLA

Watercolour
52 x 40 cm
Gemma-Federico-Wildebeest,-Serengeti.jpg

Wildebeest, Serengeti, Tanzania

Federico Gemma SWLA

Watercolour
53 x 53 cm
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Shags

Martin Gibbons

Watercolour
30 x 42 cm
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Abstract Auks

Simon Gillings

Ink
30 x 20 cm
Goold--Madeline-The-effect-of-tides-on-coral.jpg

Coral, tidal sculpture

Madeline Goold SWLA

Stone
91.5 x 51 x 25 cm
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Fish stone

Madeline Goold SWLA

Stone
61 x 46 x 10 cm
Goold-Madeline-Gannet-stone.jpg

Gannet stone

Madeline Goold SWLA

Stone
61 x 61 x 61 cm
Goold-Madeline-Gannet,-poised-for-flight.jpg

Gannet, poised for flight

Madeline Goold SWLA

Stone
20.5 x 46 x 25 cm
Goold-Madeline--Gannets,-greeting.jpg

Gannets, shy greeting

Madeline Goold SWLA

Stone
25 x 10 x 8 cm
Goold-Madeline-Tumbling-Kittiwakes.jpg

Tumbling Kittiwakes

Madeline Goold SWLA

Stone
66 x 38 x 15 cm
Greenhalf-Robert-Common-Gulls-&-Sheep.jpg

Common Gulls and sheep

Robert Greenhalf SWLA

Woodcut (ed. of 100, 79 available)
54 x 54 cm
Greenhalf-Robert-Great-spotted-Woodpecker.jpg

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Robert Greenhalf SWLA

Woodcut (ed. of 100, 69 available)
75 x 41 cm
Greenhalf-Robert-Hare-&-Pigeons.jpg

Hare and Wood Pigeons

Robert Greenhalf SWLA

Woodcut (ed. of 100, 79 available)
65 x 41 cm
Greenhalf-Robert-Hares-&-Rooks.jpg

Hares and Rooks II

Robert Greenhalf SWLA

Woodcut (ed. of 100, 79 available)
50 x 64 cm
Greenhalf-Robert-Lapwings-&-Seablite.jpg

Lapwings and Seablite

Robert Greenhalf SWLA

Woodcut (ed. of 100, 69 available)
54 x 54 cm
Greenhalf-Robert-Oystercatchers,-evening.jpg

Oystercatchers, evening

Robert Greenhalf SWLA

Woodcut (ed. of 100, 69 available)
50 x 54 cm
Greenhalf-Robert-Wheatear-and-Swifts.jpg

Wheatear and Swifts

Robert Greenhalf SWLA

Woodcut (ed. of 100, 89 available)
65 x 41 cm
Griffiths-Simon-Lepus Europaeus.jpg

Lepus Europaeus 1

Simon Griffiths SWLA

Ceramic
24 x 39 x 12 cm
Haslen-Andrew-Harvest-Hare.jpg

Harvest Hare

Andrew Haslen SWLA

Linocut (ed. of 39)
Hatton-John-Avocet Siesta.jpg

Avocet siesta

John Hatton ASWLA

Linocut (ed. of 18, 14 available)
28 x 36 cm
Hatton-John-Smew-Parade.jpg

Smew parade

John Hatton ASWLA

Linocut (ed. of 14, 8 available)
36 x 29 cm
Hayword-Harris-Martin-Red Grouse in Flight.jpg

Red Grouse in flight

Martin Haywood-Harris

Bronze (ed. of 12, 12 available)
49 x 39 cm
Hicks-Christopher-Small Pearl-Bordered Fritillary.jpg

Small pearl-bordered Fritillary

Christopher Hicks

Block print (ed. of 10, 6 available)
40 x 35 cm
Hicks-Christopher-Wight Strand.jpg

Wight strand

Christopher Hicks

Block print (ed. of 10, 6 available)
44 x 34 cm
Hunt-David-Pursuit.jpg

Pursuit

David Hunt

Graphite
162 x 101 cm

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