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

Click on an image to enquire about purchasing a work from this exhibition


Three Lapwings

Robert Greenhalf SWLA
Oil, 42 x 42 cm, SOLD


Robert Greenhalf SWLA
Oil, 42 x 42 cm, SOLD
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Barn Owl in Flight

Simon Griffiths SWLA
Ceramic, 68.2 x 31.6 x 42 cm, SOLD

Brown Hare 1

Simon Griffiths SWLA
Ceramic, 26.5 x 19.5 x 33.2 cm, £950

Brown Hare 2

Simon Griffiths SWLA
Ceramic, 22.9 x 16.5 x 31.2 cm, £950

Brown Hare 3

Simon Griffiths SWLA
Ceramic, 25.4 x 22.3 x 24.2 cm, £950

Grey Heron

Simon Griffiths SWLA
Ceramic & mixed media, 143 x 41 cm, £1,450

Little Auks, Hyttevika, Svalbard

Claire Harkess
Watercolour, 66 x 95 cm, £3,600

Waxwings under the Supermoon

Claire Harkess
Watercolour, 99 x 114 cm, £4,800

Enchanted by Guillemots

Jane Harlington
Printmaking & collage, 90 x 120 cm, £450

Anteater and Baby

Jack Haslam
Etching & aquatint (edition of 10, 1 available), 55 x 70 cm, £220

Winter Woodcock 2

Andrew Haslen SWLA
Hand coloured linocut (edition of 40, 1 available), £550

Barnacle Trio

John Hatton ASWLA
Linocut (edition of 15, 9 available), 50 x 50 cm, £350 (£315 u/f)

Brown Hare

John Hatton ASWLA
Linocut (edition of 15, 8 available) , 41 x 51 cm, £220 u/f

Shelduck Quintet

John Hatton ASWLA
Linocut (edition of 15, 10 available), 44 x 65 cm, £350 (£315 u/f)

Wall Top Curlew

John Hatton ASWLA
Woodcut (edition of 5, 2 available), 69 x 83 cm, £460 (£410 u/f)


Christopher Hicks
Block print (edition of 10, 9 available), 34 x 30 cm, £120 u/f

Hoverfly on Ivy Flowers

Christopher Hicks
Block print (edition of 10, 10 available), 36 x 33 cm, £120 (£95 u/f)

On the Grand Union Canal at Harefield

Christopher Hicks
Block print (edition of 10, 9 available), 35 x 30 cm, £120 u/f

Scorpaena Porcus (Cornwall)

Christopher Hicks
Block print (edition of 5, 5 available), 35 x 40 cm, £160 (£120 u/f)

Turnstones at East Cowes

Christopher Hicks
Block print (edition of 25, 25 available), 36 x 30 cm, £160 (£120 u/f)

A Quarrel of Sparrows

Lisa Hooper
Reduction linocut (edition of 20, 1 available), 62 x 92 cm, £400

Learg Dubh

Lisa Hooper
Linocut (edition of 30, 1 available), 32 x 45 cm, SOLD

Sandwich Terns

Lisa Hooper
Reduction woodcut (edition of 17, 1 available), 70 x 64 cm, SOLD


Lisa Hooper
Mixed media & relief print (edition of 20, 0 available), 97 x 66 cm, SOLD

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