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

25 October 2018 to 4 November 2018
Main Gallery, North Galleries and Threadneedle Space

Admission £4, £3 concessions, 50% off with National Art Pass, Free to Friends of Mall Galleries, SWLA Friends and under 18s

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. Each day a member artist will be at the gallery to meet visitors and share their experiences of creating their work.


The Natural Eye exhibition 2018 sponsored by Terravesta, pioneers of sustainable energy from miscanthus.

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Selected Works

Gannets at Bass Rock

Nick Day
Pastel & pencil, 37 x 45 cm, £280


Nick Derry SWLA
Acrylic, 59 x 79 cm, £800


Nick Derry SWLA
Acrylic, 78.5 x 62 cm, £800

Sandwich Terns displaying

Nick Derry SWLA
Acrylic, 67 x 78 cm, £700

Sandwich Terns loafing

Nick Derry SWLA
Acrylic, 65 x 85 cm, £800

African Hunting Dog

John Dobbs NEAC
Oil, 50 x 40 cm, £900

African Lion

John Dobbs NEAC
Oil, 27 x 35 cm, £600

Hippo and Yellow-billed Stork

John Dobbs NEAC
Oil, 55 x 81 cm, £2,500

Resting Wild Dog

John Dobbs NEAC
Oil, 35 x 85 cm, £1,800

Running Dogs

John Dobbs NEAC
Oil, 36 x 66 cm, £1,200

Wild Dog pack

John Dobbs NEAC
Oil, 57 x 118 cm, £3,300

Fulmars and Gannets (Bempton Cliffs) 2

Sara Dudman
Oil, 80 x 80 cm, £1,500

Late Summer Sanderlings

Barry Van Dusen SWLA
Watercolour, 43 x 52 cm, £475

Long-tailed Tits, Glen Artney

Barry Van Dusen SWLA
Watercolour, 53 x 61 cm, £500

Merganser on the Quinapoxet

Barry Van Dusen SWLA
Watercolour, 52 x 43 cm, £425

Merlin in Spring oak

Barry Van Dusen SWLA
Watercolour, 52 x 43 cm, £425

Siblings - young Canada Geese

Barry Van Dusen SWLA
Watercolour, 43 x 52 cm, £285

Berwick-upon-Tweed rooftops

Morag Eaton
Paper-plate relief print (edition of 25, 15 available), 36 x 43 cm, £220 (£175 u/f)

Brown Boobies

Brin Edwards SWLA
Oil, x cm, £1,950

Gray Tremblers and green coconuts

Brin Edwards SWLA
Oil, x cm, £1,750

Grey Plover

Brin Edwards SWLA
Oil, x cm, £750

Red Squirrel

Brin Edwards SWLA
Oil, x cm, £650

St Ives Turnstones

Brin Edwards SWLA
Oil, x cm, £650

St Lucia Hummers and Bananaquit

Brin Edwards SWLA
Oil, x cm, £1,850

The hideout, Hermann's Tortoise

Victoria Edwards SWLA
Graphite, 48.5 x 60 cm, £850

Related events

Special event
25 October 2018
Willows Bird of Prey Centre are joining us with a few of their beautiful birds to act as life models.
Federico Gemma
25 October 2018 to 3 November 2018
During The Natural Eye 2018, member artists from the Society of Wildlife Artists will be on hand to meet visitors.
25 October 2018
An informal talk by Jill Moger SWLA about what Hydrothermal Vents are and the life forms that thrive on and around them.
Harriet Mead PSWLA, Sawblade Raven
Exhibition Tour
25 October 2018
Harriet Mead PSWLA will give a short informal tour of The Natural Eye 2018 on Thursday, October 25 at 2.30 pm.
Kittie Jones SWLA
26 October 2018
Artist Kittie Jones SWLA will present an informal talk about her experience on the John Busby Seabird Drawing Course, both as a tutor and a student.