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Wildlife Artist of the Year 2023 Exhibition

12th - 16th September 2023
Join David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s Wildlife Artist of the Year 2023. Our internationally renowned wildlife art competition and exhibition attracts entries from the world’s most talented artists.

Each year, a stunning selection of shortlisted artworks make it into the spotlight of our Wildlife Artist of the Year exhibition. With each piece commended by our esteemed panel of judges, you can be assured of unparalleled quality, with a wide variety of techniques and styles to explore. From recycled plastic sculptures to intricate pencil drawings, vast oil paintings, and everything in between – you’ll find an unbridled passion for the world’s wildlife on display.

LOCATION: Mall Galleries, London

DATE: 12th – 16th September 2023

TIME: 10 am –  5 pm

COST: Free – all we ask is for a charitable donation

After an absence of three years due to the pandemic, we are delighted to announce our much-loved DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year exhibition will be returning to the iconic Mall Galleries of London. From the 12th-16th September 2023, you’ll be able to experience and purchase this year’s show-stopping entries in person. Don’t worry if you can’t make it though, as we’ll also be sharing every piece of artwork to view and buy online too.

Attend virtual awards

Tickets for the in-person awards ceremony at Mall Galleries have now sold out, however we are hosting the awards online, which you can order tickets for below. Tickets for the virtual awards are free, all we ask is for a charitable donation on checkout.

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Visit exhibition

Wildlife Artist of the Year 2023 exhibition is being held at the Mall Galleries, London between 12 – 16 September. The exhibition is free to attend from 10 am – 5 pm and displays all of the stunning artworks that have qualified to the final in each of the 9 categories.

Support the protection
of endangered species

All entry income directly supports the vital work of David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation and our conservation partners.

By harnessing the powerful and emotive voice of the creative arts, the competition and exhibition ignites the conversation about conservation.

2022 Exhibition

Our 2022 exhibition included an impressive 185 artworks of varying mediums and expressions by an incredible 151 separate artists. Through the incredible generosity and support of our sponsors, the devotion of our participating artists, and our wonderful buyers and donors, we were able to raise a staggering £85,000 for our vital conservation work across Africa and Asia.

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Pieces of art





Entries for the 2023 Competition are Now Closed

Thank you from David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) for your interest in entering our annual wildlife art competition, DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year 2023.

Entries have now closed, as of 11:59pm on March 29th. We do understand that there have been issues with some international payment confirmations and entries. If you have not received a confirmation email for your entry or have an unresolved concern and would like to contact us, you can do so on way@davidshepherd.org.

Our esteemed panel of judges cannot wait to see this year’s entries and judging will be taking place throughout May. All entrants will be contacted by the end of June to let them know how they’ve progressed.

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