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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Cra-ghiadh

William Neill SWLA
Acrylic, 100 x 50 cm, £1,900
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Loch Aineort

William Neill SWLA
Acrylic, 100 x 50 cm, £1,900
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Enallagma Cyathigerum

Jenny Oldknow
Ink, 34 x 28 cm, SOLD
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Masai Mara Bull Elephant

David Parry SWLA
Watercolour, 86 x 109 cm, £5,000
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Badgers - spring cleaning

Peter Partington SWLA
Watercolour, 51 x 59 cm, £475
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House Martins

Peter Partington SWLA
Watercolour, 60 x 70 cm, £450
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Adélie Penguins

Bruce Pearson SWLA
Watercolour, 30 x 42 cm, £425
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Cahow, cahow

Bruce Pearson SWLA
Relief print (ed. of 4, 3 available), 80 x 52 cm, £475 (£420 u/f)
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Gentoo Penguins, Falklands

Bruce Pearson SWLA
Watercolour, 30 x 42 cm, £425
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Lanner Falcon, Negev Desert

Bruce Pearson SWLA
Watercolour, 30 x 42 cm, £425
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Sahel

Bruce Pearson SWLA
Drypoint and carborundum (ed. of 6, 5 available), 49 x 82 cm, £525 (£465 u/f)
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Stormies at midnight

Bruce Pearson SWLA
Drypoint and carborundum (ed. of 4, 3 available), 40 x 30 cm, £475 (£420 u/f)
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Stormies in the hand

Bruce Pearson SWLA
Drypoint and carborundum (ed. of 4, 3 available), 49 x 82 cm, £475 (£420 u/f)
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Thick-billed Lark, Negev Desert

Bruce Pearson SWLA
Watercolour, 30 x 42 cm, £425
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Dawn Deer; Dene Woods, Uplyme

Antonia Phillips SWLA
Acrylic, 46 x 46 cm, £685
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Fly fishing at Dartmeet

Antonia Phillips SWLA
Acrylic, 46 x 46 cm, £685
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Oystercatcher trio

Antonia Phillips SWLA
Monoprint, 31 x 31 cm, SOLD
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To the coast again

Antonia Phillips SWLA
Monoprint, 44 x 44 cm, £395
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Bumblebee and meadow flora - green

Greg Poole SWLA
Monotype, SOLD
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Bumblebee and meadow flora - yellow

Greg Poole SWLA
Monotype, £550
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Gannets, Bass Rock

Greg Poole SWLA
Graphite and gouache, £550
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Herring Gulls, Fidra 1

Greg Poole SWLA
Graphite and gouache, £550
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Herring Gulls, Fidra 2

Greg Poole SWLA
Graphite and gouache, £550
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Otter and Arctic Terns

Greg Poole SWLA
Monotype (series of 15, 13 available), £320 (£190 u/f)
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Short-eared Owl flying near digger

Greg Poole SWLA
Monotype, SOLD

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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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