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

19 October 2017 to 29 October 2017
Main Gallery, North Galleries and Threadneedle Space

Admission: £4, Concession £2.50, 50% off to National Art Pass Holders.

Free to Friends of Mall Galleries, SWLA Friends 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.  

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


Society of Wildlife Artists - Meet the Members

Members of the SWLA will be on hand throughout this year’s Annual Exhibition to meet and greet visitors:

Thursday 19 October (all day) - Kittie Jones

Thursday 19 October (afternoon only) - Brin Edwards

Friday 20 October (all day) - Richard Johnson

Sunday 22 October (all day) - Richard Tratt

Monday 23 October (all day) - Peter Partington

Tuesday 24 October (all day) - Harriet Mead

Thursday 26 October (all day) - Robert Greenhalf

Friday 27 October (all day) - Michael Hampton

Saturday 28 October (all day) - David Parry

Sunday 29 October (morning only) - Richard Allen

The Natural Eye exhibition 2017 sponsored by Terravesta, pioneers of sustainable energy from Miscanthus


Selected Works

Little Owl, Spixworth

John Foker SWLA
Oil, 48 x 31.5 cm, £520

Long-tailed Tits Roaming

John Foker SWLA
Oil, 38 x 30.5 cm, £490

Tern Crisis in Blue and Yellow

John Foker SWLA
Monotype & collage, 50 x 58.5 cm, £520


Federico Gemma SWLA
Watercolour, 54 x 47 cm, £480

Blackcap on a Winter Kaki Tree

Federico Gemma SWLA
Watercolour, 42 x 67 cm, SOLD

Couple of Wintering Dunlins

Federico Gemma SWLA
Watercolour, 35 x 40 cm, £300

Eurasian Curlew, Finland

Federico Gemma SWLA
Watercolour, 64 x 80 cm, SOLD

Goldfinch on a Milk Thistle

Federico Gemma SWLA
Watercolour, 40 x 40 cm, SOLD

Meadow Pipit

Federico Gemma SWLA
Watercolour, 45 x 64 cm, £600

Red Fox Sketches

Federico Gemma SWLA
Pencil & watercolour, 49 x 65 cm, £425

Wintering Reed Buntings

Federico Gemma SWLA
Watercolour, 47 x 62 cm, £525

Peregrine Falcon - Gestural Studies

Martin Gibbons
Watercolour, 55 x 40 cm, £200

Gannet Preening and Skypointing

Madeline Goold SWLA
Stone, 46 x 35.5 x 15.5 cm, £950

Kittiwakes Tumbling and Turning

Madeline Goold SWLA
Stone, 76 x 38 x 13 cm, £2,500


Madeline Goold SWLA
English alabaster, 15 x 13 x 2.5 cm, £850


Madeline Goold SWLA
Stone, 30.5 x 13 x 5 cm, £850

The Delicate Precision of Birds

Madeline Goold SWLA
Stone, 35.5 x 20 x 25.5 cm, £1,150

Upright Butterfly Form

Madeline Goold SWLA
English alabaster, 30.5 x 13 x 13 cm, £750


Helen Gordon
Bronze (edition of 25, 11 available), 36 x 30 x 17 cm, £2,950

Blackbirds and Rosehips

Robert Greenhalf SWLA
Woodcut (edition of 100, 89 available), 65 x 41 cm, £140 u/f


Robert Greenhalf SWLA
Woodcut (edition of 100, 90 available), 54 x 54 cm, 210 (£140 u/f)

Heron and Shelducks

Robert Greenhalf SWLA
Woodcut (edition of 100, 89 available), 54 x 54 cm, £210 (£140 u/f)

Little Terns II

Robert Greenhalf SWLA
Woodcut (edition of 100, 88 available), 54 x 54 cm, £140 u/f

Shelducks and Godwits

Robert Greenhalf SWLA
Oil, 42 x 42 cm, SOLD


Robert Greenhalf SWLA
Woodcut (edition of 100, 87 available), 54 x 54 cm, £140 u/f

Related events

Artist Workshop
19 October 2017
Learn the basics of screen printing, and finish by making your own three-colour print
Kittie Jones SWLA
Artist Workshop
19 October 2017
with SWLA members Harriet Mead and Kittie Jones
Darren Rees SWLA
Artist Workshop
20 October 2017
with SWLA member Darren Rees
Darren Rees
20 October 2017
Terravesta illustrated talk
Artist Workshop
22 October 2017
Explore different ways of applying and removing ink from a block
Harriet Mead
24 October 2017
Terravesta illustrated talk
Jill Moger SWLA, Eyed Lizard on a Log
Special event
26 October 2017
Inspired by the Society of Wildlife Artists we will have live animal life models!
Esther Tyson SWLA
27 October 2017
BTO illustrated talk