Urgent Announcement: Wildlife Artist of the Year 2020

  • April 8, 2020

Urgent Wildlife Artist of the Year 2020 Announcement.

Firstly, we would like to thank all our supporters for your patience around this year’s Wildlife Artist of the Year 2020 exhibition.

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be holding our Wildlife Artist of the Year exhibition at Mall Galleries this year. The gallery is closed until further notice and is unlikely to reopen before the end of May.

We are truly saddened by this; not only is Wildlife Artist of the Year an important fundraising event for DSWF, it is also a much-anticipated event in the art calendar.

“The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.” In the spirit of Orson Welles, we will be ‘stringing up’ all the shortlisted artworks in an online gallery via our website. Art buyers and wildlife lovers will be able to buy and view, Wildlife Artist of the Year 2020 artworks online.

The winners will be announced via an online award ceremony. More details to follow.


We remain committed to promoting the online exhibition but ask that shortlisted artists refrain from sending their artworks. If ever there was a time for us to ensure beautiful wildlife art and the message of conservation reaches as many people as possible, it is now.

As a charity that relies hugely on our events and supporters to fund our vital conservation work across Africa and Asia; I’m sure you can appreciate the effect the cancellation of the physical exhibition might have on us and our ground-based conservation partners. We hope you will stand with us and support us as we deliver what we hope will be an extraordinary online offering for all involved.

Please bear with us while we finalise our plans over the next week. We aim to send all the finalists full guidance as to what will happen over the coming weeks.

In the meantime, thank you so much for your patience and we look forward to what we hope will be an exciting Wildlife Artist of the Year month of May.