SOC DONALD WATSON GALLERY EXHIBITION 2018
The Society of Wildlife Artists’s will be holding an exhibition in the SOC’s Donald Watson Gallery, 17th February-4th April 2018. Donald was a founder member of the SWLA and 2018 is the centenary of his birth. The gallery also had very close associations with John Busby, another founder member.
This is a wonderful opportunity to see the Society’s work in a new part of the UK and the exhibition will showcase a broad range of contemporary wildlife art with particular focus on some of the recent projects that the Society has been involved with, including the BTO’s Flight Lines book, illustrated by members of the SWLA.
In 2017 the Dorset Wildlife Trust celebrated 30 years of Kingcombe Meadows Nature Reserve, a beautiful mosaic of unimproved pasture, wildflower meadows, woodland and ancient hedgerows in the heart of the rolling hills and vales of the southwest. The Trust invited SWLA members to respond to this nationally important nature reserve. Exhibited in the Main Barn will be artwork by SWLA members Carry Akroyd, Robert Greenhalf, Simon Griffiths, Richard Jarvis, Harriet Mead, Antonia Phillips, Nik Pollard, Greg Poole, and Matt Underwood.
Kingcombe Meadows Project
Dorset Wildlife Trust,
The Kingcombe Centre
29th March to 5th April 2018
SWLA EXHIBITION AT BIRDSCAPES GALLERY 2018
THE NATURAL EYE, 54th ANNUAL EXHIBITION – 2017
The annual exhibition of the Society of Wildlife Artists takes place at the Mall Galleries in London.
SWLA Buffet: Wednesday 18 October, 12 – 1:30pm
Private View: Wednesday 18 October, 2 – 6pm
Open to the public: Thursday 19 October, 10am – 5pm
Closes: Sunday 29th October, 1pm
For details on submission and collection dates please visit the submissions page.
Sunday 22nd October 2017 10.30 til 4.30 pm We will look at how printmaking can help to simplify and evolve ideas. The methods we will be using wo…
Saturday 21st October 2017 11.00 am til 4.00 pm This workshop is all about drawing birds from life, using as models the collection of tame wildfowl in nearby St. James’s Park. We will have th…
Thursday 19th October 2017 10.30 til 4.30 pm Jane Smith, author and illustrator of Wild Island, is a print-maker, specialising in screen printing. On this one day course you will learn the basics…
Thursday 19th October Portfolio Day
Bring your own work for appraisal. SWLA members including Harriet Mead, Chris Rose and Kittie Jones will be available to discuss sketchbooks and portfolios of non-member artists. 11am-3pm in the main gallery.
Friday 20th October Portfolio Day
Bring your own work for appraisal. SWLA member Darren Rees will be available to discuss sketchbooks and portfolios of non-member artists. 11am-2pm in the main gallery.
Friday 20th October Terravesta illustrated talk:
Ice Bound by Darren Rees
Darren Rees talks about his experience as Artist in Residence on board the Royal Navy ice breaker HMS Protector. The five week trip to the Antarctic waters was organised by the Friends of Scott Polar Research Institute and Darren has just brought out his book, Ice Bound, about the project. 2pm Learning Centre.
Tuesday 24th October Terravesta illustrated talk:
Welding Wildlife by Harriet Mead
Harriet Mead will talk about her work and give an insight into how she approaches making her distinctive sculptures from old tools. 3pm Learning Centre.
Friday 27th October BTO illustrated talk: Flight Lines by Mike Toms
Mike Toms of the British Trust for Ornithology will be giving a talk about the BTO/SWLA Flight Lines Project – a major collaboration between the BTO and the SWLA involving many artists. The Flight Lines book, published this year, highlights through art and narrative the challenges that migrant birds face and brings to a wider audience the research and conservation work that is being done to help them. 3pm Learning Centre.
Society of Wildlife Artists – Meet the Members
Members of the SWLA will be on hand throughout this year’s Annual Exhibition to meet and greet visitors:
Thursday 19 October (all day) – Chris Rose and Kittie Jones
Thursday 19 October (afternoon only) – Brin Edwards
Friday 20 October (all day) – Richard Johnson
Sunday 22 October (all day) – Richard Tratt
Tuesday 24 October (all day) – Harriet Mead
Thursday 26 October (all day) – Robert Greenhalf
Friday 27 October (all day) – Michael Hampton
Saturday 28 October (all day) – David Parry
Sunday 29 October (morning only) – Richard Allen
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.