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SWLA Overview

PRESIDENT

Harriet Mead

VICE-PRESIDENTS

Robert Gillmor, Bruce Pearson, Andrew Stock

SECRETARY

Brin Edwards

TREASURER

Max Angus

COUNCIL

Madeline Goold, Robert Greenhalf, Barry Sutton, John Threlfall

FBA GOVERNOR

Nik Pollard

NEWSLETTER EDITOR

Darren Rees

ENQUIRIES TO

The Federation of British Artists: 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD Telephone: 020 7930 6844 Fax: 020 7839 7830 Registered Charity No. 328717

COVER IMAGE

Andrew Haslen, Hare & Goldfinches

SWLA HISTORY

In the late 1950s the original work of wildlife artists was not readily available to the ever-growing numbers of people developing an interest in natural history. With the formation of a Society very much in mind, Robert Gillmor and Eric Ennion, with the enthusiastic support of Peter Scott and Keith Shackleton, organised an Exhibition by Contemporary Bird Painters which was opened by Lord Alanbroke in the Reading Art Gallery in 1960. Maurice Bradshaw, then Director of the Art Exhibition Bureau, joined the Organising Committee and, as a result, the Bureau took the exhibition on tour for a year. The great interest shown by provincial galleries extended the tour for a further year. During this period the organisers were joined by R.B. Talbot-Kelly and Maurice Wilson to plan a Society and invite Founder-Members. James Fisher opened the inaugural Exhibition of the Society of Wildlife Artists at 6 ½ Suffolk Street in August 1964. For more information on the SWLA including how to submit work visit: www.swla.co.uk

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Profile for Mall Galleries

The Natural Eye 2016  

The Society of Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibition celebrates the natural world in all its guises through drawing, printmaking, painting and...

The Natural Eye 2016  

The Society of Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibition celebrates the natural world in all its guises through drawing, printmaking, painting and...

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