Slimbridge WWT, Gloucestershire – 11th August to 23rd September 2013
This exhibition at Nature in Art in Gloucestershire, runs from July 30th to September 1st. Current SWLA members were asked to chose a fellow SWLA member from any point of the 50 year history and write a short piece on why they have been inspired by that artist. With examples from artists spanning the history of the Society and insights from the members on why they have chosen them, it should prove to be a fascinating show with a wide selection of work on display.
Pairings include Robert Gillmor talking about Charles Tunnicliffe, Chris Rose on why he is inspired by Bruce Pearson, Matt Underwood on painter Ken Waterfield, Robert Greenhalf on the talents of Kim Atkinson and Harriet Mead on what she admires about the work of Kendra Haste.
For the past five years the Wildlife Trusts and the Society of Wildlife Artists have offered the opportunity for an artist to learn to dive in order to be inspired to make work in celebration of the life off the UK coast. The artists: Kim Atkinson, Antonia Philips, Anna Kirk-Smith, Esther Tyson and Harriet Mead have got together to show the results of their experiences and will include their underwater drawings and sketches, finished paintings and sculptures. The show will help highlight the extraordinary life off our coasts and the need for Marine Conservation Zones to be designated.
Wildlife Trusts Undersea Art Award exhibition ‘The Living Seas’ Fine Foundation Visitors Centre, Chesil Beach, Dorset. 15th-27th March. Click here for more information.
Brin Edwards will be showing 35 oil paintings of birds at this Slimbridge show which runs until April 22nd. Talented printmaker and Associate Member Julia Manning is also exhibiting her work along with pieces by ceramicist Penny McBreen. For more information go to the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust site.
Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Welney 1st March – 30th April