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

Feeding time at the gullery

Wynona Legg
Ink & soft pastel, 50 x 73 cm, £650

Keeping an eye

Wynona Legg
Ink, 57 x 74 cm, £625

Shag chick, Fidra

Wynona Legg
Ink & soft pastel, 59 x 42 cm, £680

Shag with chicks

Wynona Legg
Ink & soft pastel, 55 x 65 cm, £650

Three Shag chicks

Wynona Legg
Ink & soft pastel, 57 x 74 cm, £680

3 young Owls close together

Rachel Lockwood SWLA
Oil, 56 x 64 cm, £1,295

A third baby

Rachel Lockwood SWLA
Oil, 59 x 67 cm, £1,595

Hares' abstract thoughts

Rachel Lockwood SWLA
Oil, 120 x 150 cm, £4,995

Night movement on the fields

Rachel Lockwood SWLA
Oil, 100 x 125 cm, £4,250

Badgers in the moonlight

Terence Longhurst
Watercolour, 49 x 40 cm, £450

Badger, laid back

Nick Mackman SWLA
Ceramic, 18 x 55 cm, £1,750

Badger, sitting alert

Nick Mackman SWLA
Ceramic, 23 x 45 cm, £1,750

Badger, sitting back paws crossed

Nick Mackman SWLA
Ceramic, 23 x 45 cm, £1,750

Badger, standing sniff

Nick Mackman SWLA
Ceramic, 23 x 55 cm, £1,750

Towards Grassholm

Julia Manning SWLA
Woodcut (edition of 20, 4 available), 84 x 68 cm, £495 (£395 u/f)

Twinletts

Julia Manning SWLA
Woodcut (edition of 20), 84 x 68 cm, £590

Amongst the Alkanet

Melanie Mascarenhas
Oil & water-based monotype, 46 x 41 cm, £390

Fulmars at Seacliff

Melanie Mascarenhas
Oil-based monotype, 32 x 40 cm, £350

Rhythm of St Abb's

Melanie Mascarenhas
Mixed media, 46 x 59 cm, £480

Spinne

Melanie Mascarenhas
Oil-based monotype, 51 x 47 cm, £420

The diadem

Melanie Mascarenhas
Oil-based monotype, 42 x 34 cm, £380
Harriet Mead Wildlife Artist

Doe hoe Roe

Harriet Mead PSWLA
Welded found objects, 106 x 110 x 35 cm, £9,950

Run and jump

Harriet Mead PSWLA
Welded found objects, 35 x 60 x 20 cm, SOLD
Harriet Mead Wildlife Artist

Sickle winged Hobby

Harriet Mead PSWLA
Welded found objects, 58 x 70 x 36 cm, SOLD
Harriet Mead Wildlife Artist

Sickle winged Swift I

Harriet Mead PSWLA
Welded found objects, 58 x 45 x 30 cm, NFS

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