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

24 October 2019 to 3 November 2019
Main Gallery, North Galleries and Threadneedle Space

Admission £4, £3 concessions, Free to Friends of Mall Galleries, SWLA Friends and those under 25 years of age

The Natural Eye, the annual exhibition of the Society of Wildlife Artists, showcases the very best of fine art inspired by the natural world. Renowned for displaying a wide-ranging collection of exciting and thought-provoking work including sculpture, printmaking, painting and drawing, there will always be something to delight and inspire you.

The Out of the Frame room celebrates the tradition of working from life and will show a selection of field sketches and project work from member artists.


The Natural Eye 2019 is sponsored by Terravesta, world leading Miscanthus specialist. Terravesta is replacing the global dependence on fossil fuels with Miscanthus - a sustainable solution to our planet’s environmental needs.


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Selected Works

Egret at first light, Brigsteer Moss 1

Fiona Clucas SWLA
Gouache, 40 x 72.5 cm, NFS

Egret at first light, Brigsteer Moss 2

Fiona Clucas SWLA
Gouache, 51 x 73 cm, £720

Nocturne, Tuscany 1

Fiona Clucas SWLA
Gouache, 52 x 43 cm, £475

Nocturne, Tuscany 2

Fiona Clucas SWLA
Gouache, 52 x 43 cm, £475

Nocturne, Tuscany 3

Fiona Clucas SWLA
Gouache, 52 x 43 cm, £475

Nocturne, Tuscany 4

Fiona Clucas SWLA
Gouache, 52 x 43 cm, £475

Water life, Foulshaw Moss

Fiona Clucas SWLA
Charcoal, 84.5 x 87.5 cm, £925

Kestrel

Daniel Cole SWLA
Oil, 29 x 29 cm, £400

Magpies

Daniel Cole SWLA
Oil, 50 x 40 cm, £750

Razorbills

Daniel Cole SWLA
Oil, 29 x 29 cm, £400

Ringed Plovers

Daniel Cole SWLA
Oil, 70 x 90 cm, £1,750

Swallows over Towan Beach, Cornwall

Daniel Cole SWLA
Oil, 80 x 95 cm, £2,250

Waxwings

Daniel Cole SWLA
Oil, 29 x 29 cm, £400

Wrynecks

Daniel Cole SWLA
Oil, 29 x 29 cm, £400

Dragonflies

Jackie Curtis
Linocut (edition of 19, 3 available), 42 x 42 cm, £240 (£120 u/f)

The energy of Starlings - Dawn at Ham Wall

Jackie Curtis
Linocut (edition of 24, 1 available), 59 x 46 cm, £125 u/f

Little Penguins

Nick Derry SWLA
Monoprint & mixed media, 65 x 85 cm, £850

Marmots & Alpine Choughs

Nick Derry SWLA
Collage & acrylic, 85 x 65 cm, £900

Tree Sparrows

Nick Derry SWLA
Acrylic, 85 x 65 cm, £900

Wrybills

Nick Derry SWLA
Monoprint & acrylic, 65 x 85 cm, £900

Wrybills, Banded Dotterels & Red-necked Stint

Nick Derry SWLA
Collage & acrylic, 85 x 65 cm, £950

Yellow-bellied Toad

Nick Derry SWLA
Mixed media, 85 x 65 cm, £800

Buffalo

John Dobbs NEAC ASWLA
Oil, 35 x 45 cm, £700

Cheetah, Kwando Lagoon, Botswana

John Dobbs NEAC ASWLA
Oil, 47 x 83 cm, £2,450

Mock charge

John Dobbs NEAC ASWLA
Oil, 47 x 49 cm, £1,250

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John Threlfall SWLA Ptarmigan (detail)
Special event
24 October 2019
Artists inspired by the natural world are invited to bring examples of their work for advice and comment from members of the Society of Wildlife Artists.
Carry Akroyd Wildlife Artist
Special event
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Members of the Society of Wildlife Artists will be in the gallery during the Society’s Annual Exhibition to talk to visitors - why not say hello?
Simon Griffiths SWLA Kestrel (detail)
Artist demonstration
24 October 2019
Ceramic sculpture demonstration by Simon Griffiths ASWLA in the Main Gallery during the Society of Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibition, The Natural Eye. Simon's ceramic work features in the exhibition.
Richard Allen Diver Trilogy
Artist demonstration
24 October 2019
Wildlife Artist Richard Allen SWLA will be in the Gallery demonstrating his work in watercolour. Richard is a member artist of the Society of Wildlife Artists.
House of Birds, Kenneth MacMillan. Photo by ASH Photography
Artist Workshop
2 November 2019
We are delighted to welcome back Ballet Central for this special evening of drawing as part of the Museums at Night Festival