© 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.

Exhibition Dates 2023

Private View Wednesday 1 November

Open to the public: Thursday 2 November, 11am–5pm

Closes: Saturday 11 November, 5pm

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)
  • Michael Harding Prizes
  • Dry Red Press Printmaker’s Award
SWLA President, Harriet Mead, takes a tour around The Natural Eye 2021