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

Please note that traffic and pedestrian access on The Mall will be restricted on Tuesday 1 November, please leave extra time to complete your journey to and from Mall Galleries. 

26 October 2016 to 6 November 2016
Main Gallery, North Galleries, Threadneedle Space

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

50% off to National Art Pass Holders

This open exhibition celebrates the natural world in all its guises through drawing, printmaking, painting and sculpture. In addition to the huge array of contemporary approaches to conveying wildlife, there will be displays from the Society’s bursary winners and the Out of the Frame room will show fieldwork and sketches from the Society's Turkish Sweetgum Project and RSPB Wallasea Island Wild Coast Project.

A visit to this show will give you a glimpse of the wild in the heart of London.

Exhibiting artists

Andrea Ambrogio
Jim Anderson
Vanna Bartlett
Nicola Bramley
Annie Cockwell-De Jong
Naomi Cook
Paul Dady
Nicholas Day
Madeline Downham
Sara Dudman
Leo de Feu
Evelina Flodstöm
Martin Gibbons
Chris Gilbert
Jack Haslam
Christopher Hicks
Lisa Hooper
David Hunt
Ken Januski
Elizabeth Jorden
Patrick Kennedy
Cathryn Kuhfeld
Natalia Kuptsova
Helen Lopez-Biggin
Julia McKenzie
Stephen Message
Johannes Nevala
Rachel Porter
Venessa Pugh
Gary Ramskill
Stephen Rautenbach
Ian Rendall
Hugh Ribbans
Derek Robertson
Catherine Robinson
Vincenzo Romanelli
Carolyn Simpson
Rebecca Thorley-Fox
Julie Wilson
Loz Wilson
Barry Woodcraft

Selected Works


Chris Sinden SWLA
Linocut (edition of 27, 5 available), 45 x 32 cm, £200 (£170 u/f)

Sedge Warbling

Chris Sinden SWLA
Linocut (edition of 30, 5 available), 36 x 36 cm, £175 (£140 u/f)

Shoveler Pair

Chris Sinden SWLA
Linocut (edition of 17, 5 available), 31 x 47 cm, £175 (£140 u/f)

Some unwanted attention

Chris Sinden SWLA
Linocut (edition of 15, 3 available), 39 x 51 cm, £225 (£180 u/f)

Under the waves

Jane Smith SWLA
Handmade screenprint (edition of 2, 1 available), 52 x 69 cm, £420

Dodgy reception

Andrew Stock SWLA
Aquatint (edition of 40, 39 available), 46 x 50 cm, Framed Edition Sold (£200 u/f)

Starling trio

Andrew Stock SWLA
Etching & aquatint (edition of 40, 39 available), 53 x 41 cm, Framed Edition Sold (£320 unframed)

The end of August

Andrew Stock SWLA
Watercolour, 96 x 76 cm, £4,000

The Sentinel

Ceramic, 56 x 49 x 30, £3,900

House Martins nest preparations

Rebecca Thorley-Fox
Oil, 26 x 36 cm, £925

Rooks looking out to sea

Rebecca Thorley-Fox
Oil, 25 x 28 cm, £625

The unlikely pair

Rebecca Thorley-Fox
Oil, 25 x 28 cm, £665

Independent sorts

John Threlfall SWLA
Pastel, 45 x 62 cm, SOLD

Juvenile Treecreeper

John Threlfall SWLA
Pastel, 45 x 45 cm, SOLD


John Threlfall SWLA
Oil, 40 x 42 cm, £360

Pied Flycatcher

John Threlfall SWLA
Pastel pencil, 40 x 50 cm, £240

Short-eared Owl

John Threlfall SWLA
Pastel, 60 x 90 cm, £880

Tern flight

John Threlfall SWLA
Oil, 60 x 53 cm, £480

Basking on the dunes, Dingy Skipper

Richard Tratt SWLA
Oil, 34 x 29 cm, £360

Common Blues, St. Catherine's Hill

Richard Tratt SWLA
Oil, 44 x 74 cm, £695

Dark Green Fritillary and Marbled White

Richard Tratt SWLA
Oil, 47 x 77 cm, £695

Downland butterflies

Richard Tratt SWLA
Oil, 32 x 37 cm, £360

Orange Tips

Richard Tratt SWLA
Oil, 54 x 64 cm, SOLD

Rare Migrant, The Bath White

Richard Tratt SWLA
Oil, 27 x 31 cm, £320

The Brown Hairstreak

Richard Tratt SWLA
Oil, 29 x 34 cm, SOLD

Related events

Special event
26 October 2016 to 6 November 2016
Members of the Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA) will be present in the gallery to talk to visitors about the Society and its 53rd Annual Exhibition.
26 October 2016
Past winners of the Wildlife Trusts Undersea Art Award, Chris Rose and Harriet Mead, will give an informal illustrated talk about their diving experiences
Vctoria Edwards SWLA, Egyptian Tortoise (detail)
Special event
27 October 2016
We know you love to talk about art, so come along and join fellow art lovers at our Mall Galleries Coffee Mornings and draw live tortoises!
Nik Pollard SWLA
27 October 2016
SWLA artist Brin Edwards and Jeff Kew, Operations Manager Eastern Region RSPB will be giving an illustrated talk about the third SWLA/RSPB collaborative artist residency project at the Wallasea Island Reserve
Robert Greenhalf SWLA, Waxwings
Artist Workshop
30 October 2016
Kim Atkinson SWLA, Sandwich Tern Colony, Cemlyn
Artist Workshop
6 November 2016