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

Vanna Bartlett
Candice Bees
Susan Berry
Camilla Clutterbuck
Mikaela Davies
Madeline Downham
Leo du Feu
Robert Dyke
Martin Gibbons
Simon Gillings
Martin Haywood-Harris
Francisco Jose Hernandez Fernandez
Christopher Hicks
David Hunt
Ken Januski
Julia McKenzie
Jenny Oldkniw
Yvette Rawson
Pascale Rentsch
Deborah Richards
Amelia Saint George
Louise Scammell
Lara Scouller
Lucinda Storm
Richard Thewlis
Rebecca Thorley-Fox
John Tordoff
Claire Williamson
Loz Wilson
Sally Wilson

Selected Works

Gannet stone

Madeline Goold SWLA
Stone, 61 x 61 x 61 cm, £1,500

Gannet, poised for flight

Madeline Goold SWLA
Stone, 20.5 x 46 x 25 cm, £1,500

Gannets, shy greeting

Madeline Goold SWLA
Stone, 25 x 10 x 8 cm, SOLD

Tumbling Kittiwakes

Madeline Goold SWLA
Stone, 66 x 38 x 15 cm, £2,000

Common Gulls and sheep

Robert Greenhalf SWLA
Woodcut (ed. of 100, 79 available), 54 x 54 cm, £135 u/f

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Robert Greenhalf SWLA
Woodcut (ed. of 100, 69 available), 75 x 41 cm, £200 (£135 u/f)

Hare and Wood Pigeons

Robert Greenhalf SWLA
Woodcut (ed. of 100, 79 available), 65 x 41 cm, £200 (£135 u/f)

Hares and Rooks II

Robert Greenhalf SWLA
Woodcut (ed. of 100, 79 available), 50 x 64 cm, £200 (£135 u/f)

Lapwings and Seablite

Robert Greenhalf SWLA
Woodcut (ed. of 100, 69 available), 54 x 54 cm, £200 (£135 u/f)

Oystercatchers, evening

Robert Greenhalf SWLA
Woodcut (ed. of 100, 69 available), 50 x 54 cm, £200 (£135 u/f)

Wheatear and Swifts

Robert Greenhalf SWLA
Woodcut (ed. of 100, 89 available), 65 x 41 cm, £200 (£135 u/f)

Lepus Europaeus 1

Simon Griffiths
Ceramic, 24 x 39 x 12 cm, SOLD

Harvest Hare

Andrew Haslen SWLA
Linocut (ed. of 39), £600

Avocet siesta

John Hatton
Linocut (ed. of 18, 14 available), 28 x 36 cm, £210 (£175 u/f)

Smew parade

John Hatton
Linocut (ed. of 14, 8 available), 36 x 29 cm, £210 (£175 u/f)

Red Grouse in flight

Martin Haywood-Harris
Bronze (ed. of 12, 12 available), 49 x 39 cm, £8,500

Small pearl-bordered Fritillary

Christopher Hicks
Block print (ed. of 10, 6 available), 40 x 35 cm, £145 (£100 u/f)

Wight strand

Christopher Hicks
Block print (ed. of 10, 6 available), 44 x 34 cm, £165 (£120 u/f)

Pursuit

David Hunt
Graphite, 162 x 101 cm, SOLD

American Goldfinch eating Thistle

Ken Januski
Woodcut (ed. of 12, 4 available), 26 x 34 cm, £225 (£150 u/f)

Mergansers and Grebes on Schuylkill

Ken Januski
Woodcut (ed. of 15, 5 available), 26 x 34 cm, £225 (£175 u/f)

Curlew

Richard Jarvis
Linocut with watercolour wash (ed. of 20, 20 available), 50 x 30 cm, £200 (£170 u/f)

Lapwings

Richard Jarvis
Linocut with watercolour wash (ed. of 20, 19 available), 30 x 30 cm, £120 (£95 u/f)

Snipe

Richard Jarvis
Linocut with watercolour wash (ed. of 20, 17 available), 30 x 30 cm, £120 (£95 u/f)

Wheatear

Richard Jarvis
Linocut (ed. of 10, 10 available), 38 x 32 cm, £200 (£175 u/f)

Related events

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
Darren Rees SWLA
Special event
29 October 2015
An illustrated talk by Darren Rees on his latest project, as Artist in Residence in Antarctica.
Artist Workshop
31 October 2015
SOLD OUT
Chris Rose SWLA
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.
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.
Artist Workshop
7 November 2015
SOLD OUT
Artist Workshop
8 November 2015
Workshop with Bruce Pearson SWLA and Greg Poole SWLA.