For Artists

Entry to this year’s Wildlife Artist of the Year is now closed to artists and the judging is underway! We’d like to thank everyone who has entered. Once again, the variety and beauty of the works has been exceptional. Those shortlisted for the exhibition this summer will be notified by the end of April. If you have any queries please email

Entry to Wildlife Artist of the Year runs from October to February with the online submission forms hosted on this page during that period. So, if you missed out this year, there’s still a chance to get involved in 2018.

For Art Lovers and Buyers

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s Wildlife Artist of the Year, London’s leading wildlife art event. Returning to the Mall Galleries in London SW1 this summer, the event brings together an excitingly broad range of styles and mediums from international and UK artists. From sculpture to watercolours, from oils to charcoal this fabulous exhibition of original wildlife art is designed not only to excite the senses, celebrate the beauty and diversity of the natural world, but also to support the artists and the wildlife that inspires them. Fifty percent of all sales support wildlife protection and since its inception the event has raised over £320,000 to help fund vital park protection, education, outreach and undercover investigation work supported by the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the Mall Galleries this summer.

PRIVATE VIEW: Tuesday June 27 – by invitation
Wednesday June 28 – Sunday July 2
(Wed-Fri 10am-5pm – Sat 10am-4pm – Sun 10am-1pm)

Entry by donation.

Pre-sales and an on-line catalogue will be available ahead of the exhibition – watch this space for the exact date or sign-up to our newsletter to ensure that you receive notification.
For more event information click here.

The Bigger Picture

Adding to the excitement of this year’s event we are thrilled to be joined by The Bigger Picture (TBP). TBP have recently returned from an immersive month working alongside the park rangers at one of the key anti-poaching programmes that DSWF helped establish and now supports in Zambia. Freddy Paske (artist), Dave Mackay (photographer) and Dieter Deswarte (documentary filmmaker) will be wiping the rainy season Zambian mud away, fresh in time to exhibit a unique project combining art, photography and film created whilst in the field, to raise awareness and funds for the programme. For more about the project click here

c.Adele Behles