LONDON’S BEST WEEK OF WILDLIFE ART
The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s annual Wildlife Artist of the Year competition has become a major
event in the artists and art-buyers calendar. Attracting artists from around the world, 150 works are shortlisted from
over 1,000 entrants and brought together each summer at London’s prestigious Mall Galleries, SW1 for an amazing
week of wildlife art in support of conservation.
“With a broad spectrum of artistic styles and mediums from amateur and professional artists alike and nine categories,
the competition creates a truly vibrant mix of art to suit all tastes and pockets,” says event organiser, Nina Neve.
The competition forms the heart of the charity’s week of wildlife art at the Mall Galleries and is complemented this
year with original works from three generations of the Shepherd family: David Shepherd CBE, Mandy Shepherd and
Emily Lamb. Joining them in the Threadneedle Space are exciting original works from South African sculptor and 2013
Wildlife Artist of the Year winner, Simon Max Bannister; sculptor and previous winner Adam Binder;
Kent-based artist Sevina Yates and Italian Stefano Zagaglia.
The North Gallery will feature charity postcards from partipating artists and celebrity supporters
plus an awe-inspiring life-size oil painting of a tiger by Richard Symonds created specifically to raise
funds and awareness for the chartity’s TigerTime campaign (www.tigertime.info) working to
save tigers in the wild.
‘Inspired by Art’ - a new collection of beautiful scarves inspired by supporting artists
including Karen Laurence-Rowe and Claire Harkess - will also launch at the event and be
available in the North Gallery.
“The extraordinary talent and creativity of all the artists involved never ceases to amaze me,”
says wildlife artist and conservationist, David Shepherd CBE, who set up the competition in
2007 to raise funds and awareness for endangered animals. “And what is so utterly brilliant is
that all these talented artists share my passion – to give something back to the animals that
inspire our work.”
More information at www.davidshepherd.org
Tel: 01483 272323
Vicky Flynn 01483 443851 email@example.com
Press preview 2-4pm Monday 29 June.
Since it began, Wildlife Artist of the Year has raised over £150,000 for
conservation projects supported by David’s eponymous wildlife charity - the
David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF).
“It’s a win, win situation,” says Nina Neve. “The artists have the chance
to win an amazing sponsored £10,000 top prize and have their work
exhibited and sold at one of London’s top galleries while DSWF raises
much needed funds to help save critically endangered wildlife like the
elephant, rhino and tiger.”
Don’t worry if you can’t make it to London this summer, the full exhibition
catalogue will be available to view online at www.davidshepherd.org from
The week of wildlife art at the Mall Galleries, London SW1
Monday 29 June – Private Preview and Prizes* with David Shepherd, Deborah Meaden & Jules Knight
Tuesday 30 – Saturday 4 – Public viewing 10am to 5pm** (4pm Saturday)
Entry by donation
**some late nights tbc - see the website for details
The 2015 Wildlife Artist of the Year is generously supported by:
Mr & Mrs Covey, Tilney Bestinvest, Barlow Robbins, Powertraveller, The Oliver Foundation, SilverSurfers.com, Gary
Hodges, Carol Cordrey, Simon Trapnell and The Artist magzine.
Images shown: Whooper Swans by Dafila Scott -
Inspired by Art scarves - Tigress by Claire Harkess
- House Crows by Karl Taylor - Machali by Jardev
Parsad Soni - Ring Tailed Ride by Nick Mackman
- White Ghost by Atsushi Harada - Autruches by