© Katherine Tyrrell
© Katherine Tyrrell

The Natural Eye Exhibition

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. Alongside the exhibition, our events will include artists demonstrations, talks and a portfolio day for which details will be published on this site in due course.

A selection of artwork from this year’s exhibition can be viewed and purchased on the Mall Galleries website.

Exhibition Dates 2020

Open to the public: Wednesday 28 October, 11am–5pm
Closes: Sunday 8 November, 1pm

Awards / Prizes

The SWLA is extremely grateful to all our sponsors and supporters.

  • The Birdwatch and Swarovski Optik Artist of the Year Award (Swarovski optics ATS 80 spotting telescope with 2550 zoom eyepiece worth over £2400 and a year’s subscription to Birdwatch/​Birdguides magazine)
  • The RSPB Award (£500)
  • Birdscapes Gallery Conservation Award (£750 split between the recipient and a conservation charity of their choice)
  • Larson-Juhl Drawing Prize (£500 framing materials and an article in their magazine 4Walls)
  • Dry Red Press Printmaker’s Award
SWLA President, Harriet Mead, encouraging people to look out to nature around them while going about their daily routines.
The Making A Mark Blog's video tour of the 2014 Natural Eye exhibition.