Wildlife Artist of the Year Exhibition

Date: May 29, 2019 10:00 am - June 2, 2019 1:00 pm

Location: Mall Galleries, London

Contact Name: Emily Summers

Contact Email: emily.summers@davidshepherd.org

Contact Telephone: 01483 272323

Type: Art

2019-05-29 10:00:00 2019-06-02 1:00:00 Europe/London Wildlife Artist of the Year Exhibition Mall Galleries, London Emily Summers emily.summers@davidshepherd.org

Wildlife Artist of the Year showcases the beauty and colour of the natural world, supports some of the world’s finest and most exciting wildlife art, and raises vital awareness and funds to protect endangered species.

This year, the exhibition will feature over 150 shortlisted pieces selected by our expert judging panel, showcasing a variety of techniques and mediums from recycled plastic sculptures, to intricate pencil drawings, to vast colourful oil paintings, and everything in between.

The artwork finalists are already on sale on our website and are being snapped up fast, so make sure to take a look. This year we are also featuring an online exhibition – these are works which didn’t make it into the final, but which the judges believe demonstrate incredible skill and creativity, and so are for sale in our exclusive online exhibition.

We are also delighted to be showing a selection of work from some fantastic guest artists during the exhibition run, including limited edition prints from Louise McNaught, hand-embellished prints from Gary Hodges, and original artworks by Hazel Soan, Jos Haigh and Emily Lamb.

All artworks will be available for sale and 50% of proceeds will support our work to fight wildlife crime, protect endangered species and engage with local communities in Africa and Asia.

Entry to the exhibition is by donation.

Where: Mall Galleries, London SW1
When:  Wednesday 29 May –  Sunday 2 June
Opening hours:
Wednesday to Friday – 10am to 5pm
Saturday – 10am to 4pm
Sunday – 10am – 1pm

To stay up to date, follow our art account on Instagram: @DSWFWildlifeArt

Sketch For Wildlife

We are also very excited to announce that Emily Lamb, David Shepherd’s granddaughter and DSWF Wildlife Art Ambassador, will be doing a live demonstration of her incredible #SketchForWildlife campaign on Wednesday 29 May.

Painting alongside artists Stephen Rew and Hazel Soan, Emily will be leading the afternoon from 1:30pm to 3:30pm.

If you would like to join us and participate in the interactive workshop, tickets are very limited and on sale here.

More about Wildlife Artist of the Year

Founded 10 years ago by the late David Shepherd CBE FRSA 1931 – 2017, every entry, and proceeds from all sales, supports David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s (DSWF’s) work to fight wildlife crime, protect endangered species, and engage local communities with their native wildlife across Africa and Asia.

The prestigious annual competition receives entries from artists across the globe and brings together myriad forms and media. Each year, shortlisted entries are exhibited for sale, from which category winners and an overall winner are selected by an expert panel of judges.

Find out more about Wildlife Artist of the Year here.


Our special thank you to our wonderful Wildlife Artist of the Year 2019 Sponsors:

Neil and June Covey

Emma and Martin Leuw of The Smiling Tiger Charitable Trust

and Gary Hodges.



DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year 2017