The Natural Eye 2014

The annual exhibition of the SWLA is held at Mall Galleries, London from 30th October to 9th November. There will be over 350 works on show from both members and non members. See a selection of the work that will be on display.

For information about the program of events, workshops and talks held during the show please click here.

This year the Out of the Frame room will feature work from the BTO/SWLA Artists to Africa Project. In January four SWLA artists were sent to Senegal to look at the wintering grounds of many of our summer migrant birds and create work in response to the experience. The project will continue with artists visiting the summer breeding grounds in the UK. The artists: Robert Greenhalf, Bruce Pearson, Greg Poole and Esther Tyson will be talking about the experience on Saturday 1st November at the Mall Galleries. Dr Phil Atkinson from the BTO will also give an insight into the science and techniques involved including the satellite tagging of cuckoos. For more details and for booking information please click here.

Greg Poole

Greg Poole

Robert Greenhalf

Robert Greenhalf

Esther Tyson

Esther Tyson

Bruce Pearson

Bruce Pearson

EVENTS DURING THE NATURAL EYE

The SWLA has a full diary of events, workshops and talks held during the annual exhibition. Among others you can learn about the BTO/SWLA Artists to Africa trip as part of the migration project looking at the journeys of our summer migrants, take part in a printmaking workshop or bring your portfolio for feedback from senior artists. Click here for more information and details on how to book.

SWLA print workshops 2014 – update 31/10/14

 

shags_drypoint_2 ONE PLACE REMAINS ON THIS COURSE 31/10/14

.Drypoint - With Bruce Pearson and Greg Poole - Sunday 2nd November 2014 10.30 am to 4.30 pm
for full details please click here


Monoprints - with Kim Atkinson & Greg Poole - Sunday 9th November 2014 10.30 am to 4.30 pm is now full.
Workshops are sponsored by Intaglio printmaker of London


Lino cuts - with Robert Greenhalf & Max Angus - Saturday 8th -November 2014 10.30 am to 4.30 pm is now full.

The Natural Eye, Art Book One

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To read reviews and learn more about this beautiful book published by Red Hare Publishing to raise funds for the SWLA Bursary Scheme and other projects please click here. To order a copy or copies of the book click here

Wildlife Trusts Undersea Art Award

The Wildlife Trusts has relaunched their bursary opportunity for an artist to learn to dive. This fantastic chance to experience the underwater world off our UK coast is open to any artist who is inspired by the natural world.  For details of how to apply please click here.

In this short film Harriet Mead talks about her experience and offers some advice for those interested in applying. Applications close 27th February 2015.

The 2014 Langford Press Field Sketches Award

The deadline for last entries will be 5.00pm Friday 10th October.
For full details click here.

SWLA print workshops 2014 – DRYPOINT

drypoint_1Drypoint - With Bruce Pearson and Greg Poole
Sunday 2nd November 2014 10.30 am to 4.30 pm
Drypoint is an intaglio printmaking technique where lines and a variety of other marks are incised (scratched) into the surface of a printing plate which is then inked and wiped and an impression taken on dampened paper
Using sharp steel points, sandpaper, glue and carborundum powder to create a range of soft subtle lines, deeper more velvety burred-edged lines, and roughening and changing the texture of the thin plastic plate surface to add tonal variety, we will explore as much as we can of this expressive and exciting drawing medium.
Please bring an idea, a sketchy thought or a drawing to start the creative process on the day, and wearing an apron or old clothes is advisable.  Materials will be supplied, (plates, ink, scrim, paper, drypoint tools).
Cost £60 (including a £10 charge for materials)
8 places available
To book a place please mail
darrenreesart@btinternet.com

Workshops are sponsored by Intaglio printmaker of London