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

Running Wild Dogs

John Dobbs NEAC ASWLA
Oil, 52 x 42 cm, £1,150

Tiger

John Dobbs NEAC ASWLA
Oil, 47 x 58 cm, £1,450

Two Wild Dogs, Kwara Concession, Botswana

John Dobbs NEAC ASWLA
Oil, 122 x 152 cm, £6,000
Barry Van Dusen Barred Owl Head Owl Study

Barred Owl study

Barry Van Dusen SWLA
Watercolour, 46 x 46 cm, £395

Nightsong (Northern Mockingbird)

Barry Van Dusen SWLA
Watercolour, 46 x 53 cm, £475

Osprey in the rain

Barry Van Dusen SWLA
Watercolour, 53 x 46 cm, £550

Sarsons Island

Barry Van Dusen SWLA
Watercolour, 46 x 53 cm, £475

Worm hunters (American Robins)

Barry Van Dusen SWLA
Watercolour, 46 x 53 cm, £475

Bearded Tits, reed bed

Brin Edwards SWLA
Oil, 60 x 50 cm, £1,450

Eastern Spinebills, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

Brin Edwards SWLA
Oil, 90 x 40 cm, £1,650

Oystercatchers & Lapwing against the light

Brin Edwards SWLA
Oil, 50 x 40 cm, £795

Red-necked Avocets with Black Swan

Brin Edwards SWLA
Oil, 70 x 60 cm, £1,500

Superb Fairy Wrens with New Holland Honeyeaters

Brin Edwards SWLA
Oil, 90 x 40 cm, £1,650

Three Bearded Tits

Brin Edwards SWLA
Oil, 35 x 40 cm, £595
Brin Edwards Wildlife Artist

Three Skokholm Puffins

Brin Edwards SWLA
Oil, 40 x 35 cm, £595

Two Bar-tailed Godwits

Brin Edwards SWLA
Oil, 110 x 50 cm, £1,850

Looking for a space, Torrellneset, Svalbard

Nick Elton
Charcoal & watercolour, 58 x 77 cm, £380

St Abb's - A wild beauty

Sandra Fernandez
Watercolour & pastel, 63 x 79 cm, £755

Autumn Bramblings

John Foker SWLA
Oil, 48 x 43 cm, £680

Black-headed Gulls - Elmley Marshes

John Foker SWLA
Woodcut (edition of 20, 12 available), 35 x 72 cm, £390 (£300 u/f)

Bog Bleaters

John Foker SWLA
Woodcut (edition of 26, 20 available), 31.5 x 37 cm, £220 (£170 u/f)

Budpickers

John Foker SWLA
Oil, 33.5 x 22.5 cm, £490

Heron estuary

John Foker SWLA
Oil, 33 x 37 cm, £520

Swallows and planning permission

John Foker SWLA
Oil, 40 x 98 cm, £1,250

On the callows

Julian Friers
Oil, 81 x 100 cm, £7,500

Related events

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
24 October 2019 to 2 November 2019
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