THE NATURAL EYE, 53rd ANNUAL EXHIBITION – 2016
The annual exhibition of the Society of Wildlife Artists takes place at the Mall Galleries in London.
SWLA Buffet: Tuesday 25 October, 12 – 1:30pm
Private View: Tuesday 25 October, 2 – 6pm
Open to the public: Wednesday 26 October, 10am – 5pm
Closes: Sunday 6 November, 1pm
For details on submission and collection dates please visit the submissions page.
TALKS, DEMONSTRATIONS & EVENTS
The SWLA runs various workshops, talks and events during the exhibition. Details will be published closer to the exhibition.
In 2015 there were free talks including an illustrated talk by Darren Rees on his latest project, as Artist in Residence in Antarctica. Organised by Friends of the Scott Polar Research Institute, Darren spent one month, deepest south, aboard the Royal Navy’s Ice Patrol vessel HMS Protector. Carry Akroyd gave an illustrated talk on the poetry of John Clare and how his words had influenced her work. Chris Rose gave an illustrated talk on his latest work, based on his experiences as recipient of the SWLA Wildlife Trusts Diving Bursary.
There were three very well supported workshops held in 2015, all concerning printmaking techniques and costing £75 including materials (£65 for SWLA Friends) and limited to 10 places. The LINOCUT WORKSHOP was a full day lino-cutting workshop with Robert Greenhalf and Max Angus. Participants spent the day learning how to produce linocuts and exploring some of the many different techniques of this form of print-making with two of the SWLA’s finest exponents of the art.
MONOPRINTS WORKSHOP with Greg Poole & Kim Atkinson
Monoprinting has the essence of most other forms of printmaking. It is about different ways of applying and removing ink from a block (in this case using perspex) which is then printed onto paper.
DRYPOINT WORKSHOP a full day drypoint printing workshop with Bruce Pearson and Greg Poole. An additional materials package was provided and participants were guided through the process of creating drypoint prints by these two expert tutors.
More details from Darren Rees firstname.lastname@example.org tel; 01786 870538. You do not have to be a Friend of the SWLA to attend.