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

Bonobo

Hashim Akib
Acrylic, 84 x 69 cm, £1,100

Bird in a bush

Carry Akroyd SWLA
Serigraph (edition of 6, 3 available), 86 x 114 cm, £850 (£650 u/f)

Coastpath joys

Carry Akroyd SWLA
Acrylic, 130 x 100 cm, £2,250
Carry Akroyd Heron Dusk

Heron dusk

Carry Akroyd SWLA
Acrylic, 40 x 45 cm, £480

Kingfisher

Carry Akroyd SWLA
Acrylic, 57 x 44 cm, £585

Level Cranes

Carry Akroyd SWLA
Serigraph (edition of 8, 4 available), 86 x 114 cm, £850 (£650 u/f)

Moon Owl

Carry Akroyd SWLA
Lithograph (edition of 50, 30 available), 38 x 43 cm, £220 (£110 u/f)

Storm Cock

Carry Akroyd SWLA
Serigraph (edition of 6), 58 x 50 cm, SOLD

Two Kites

Carry Akroyd SWLA
Serigraph (edition of 7), 76 x 60 cm, SOLD

Gars hunt Catfish: State III

Christopher Allan
Colour drypoint (edition of 12, 7 available), 55 x 72 cm, £425 (£350 u/f)
Richard Allen Diver Trilogy

Diver trilogy

Richard Allen SWLA
Linocut (edition of 50, 6 available), 32 x 66 cm, £275 (or available individually at £95 unframed)

High tide Lapwings

Richard Allen SWLA
Oil, 48 x 59 cm, £750

Minsmere

Richard Allen SWLA
Linocut (edition of 75, 5 available), 40 x 32 cm, £155 (£120 u/f)

Snow Buntings

Richard Allen SWLA
Oil, 23 x 48 cm, £295

Snow Buntings & Sea Kale

Richard Allen SWLA
Linocut (edition of 75, 6 available), 32 x 40 cm, £155 (£120 u/f)

Goldcrests in Yew

Laura Andrew
Oil, 33 x 33 cm, £995

The form

Laura Andrew
Oil, 74 x 54 cm, £1,750

Lazy hazy days

Max Angus SWLA
Linocut (edition of 34, 3 available), 52.5 x 58 cm, £320 (£250 u/f)

Peacocks

Max Angus SWLA
Linocut (edition of 45, 3 available), 43 x 40 cm, £245 (£190 u/f)

Seapie and the retreating tide

Max Angus SWLA
Linocut (edition of 45, 3 available), 47 x 53 cm, £320 (£250 u/f)

The Red List - Willow Tits

Max Angus SWLA
Linocut (edition of 45, 3 available), 53 x 43 cm, £260 (£200 u/f)

The reverist Owl

Max Angus SWLA
Linocut (edition of 45, 3 available), 51 x 52.5 cm, £320 (£250 u/f)

The same yesterday

Max Angus SWLA
Linocut (edition of 35, 3 available), 43 x 63 cm, £320 (£250 u/f)

St Abb's dance

Gillian Apthorpe
Mixed media, 46 x 57 cm, £350

Black Guillemots on Anglesey

Kim Atkinson SWLA
Gouache, 48 x 117.5 cm, £750

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?
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.
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.
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