- The exhibition continues until 6th November at the Mall Galleries (10am-5pm).
- If you mention "Making A Mark" at the Gallery Front Desk you can get free entry for two people to the exhibition (normal price £6)
There are 351 works in the show - all the works are for sale, and many of the artists can (and are) commissioned. (I spoke to one very popular artist with a two year waiting list for commissions!). There is a fair range of different types of paintings, drawings, fine art prints and sculpture as always. This exhibition is always a delight to see what people can do when using different media. I very often see better exponents of the use of a medium at this show than I do at the exhibitions of art societies that specialise in specific media.
|Private View of the 53rd Exhibition of the Society of Wildlife Artists|
|SWLA Annual Exhibition 2016 Catalogue|
Hare and Goldfinches Cover by Andrew Haslen
Instead what we see is art made by people who spend a lot of time observing their subject matter and understanding how it lives/works/moves and then translating that knowledge into art - rather than creating a 2D artwork out of a 2D photograph.
I saw lots of drawings and studies - which often make buying artwork more accessible.
Below you can:
- see images of the exhibition
- find out who won the prizes - and what their artwork looked like
- find out about the projects which the SWLA is involved with - the drawings and paintings from these were also on display in the exhibition.
In fact it's very refreshing to see an art society that is active and thriving that it needs all three galleries to be able to cover its activities and the work of its members and those submitting through the open submission
|Sculpture is always a big feature of the SWLA exhibition|
These scrap metal pieces are by the SWLA President - Harriet Mead
|The feature wall end of the Main Gallery - plus hares and small elephants!|