Mall Galleries: The Natural Eye 2020

The Natural Eye, the Society of Wildlife Artists's annual exhibition, showcases the best of fine art inspired by our wonderful natural world. It's on at Mall Galleries in London from 28 October to 8 Nov

carrie akroyd song thrush blossom

Bird in delightful.  Art lovers, don't miss this year's The Natural Eye exhibition at Mall Galleries. Visit in person from 28 Oct to 8 Nov, or if you can't make it to London, see the artworks online. Pictured above: Carry Akroyd's Song Thrush and Blossom, screenprint 30x35cm, £325

Flora and fauna can cheer even most taciturn among us, so if you're stuck in a concrete hell, try to get along to Mall Galleries for The Natural Eye exhibition. Or failing that see all the works of art online.

This being the year of covid, you will need to book a slot to visit and social distancing, face coverings, hand know the drill.

In A Suburban Meadow by Melanie Mascarenhas
Darren Woodhead's House Sparrow Pair on Garden Twist
Garden Snail in silver, by sculptor Nick Bibby. It won't be munching your hostas
Bullfinches by Michael Warren
John Foker's Cuckoo Calling
Fox mounted on oak plinth by Simon Griffiths

2020 is the year even the most hardened urbanite has found a deeper appreciation of the natural world around us and this show reflects an explosion of creativity from skilled artists from around the globe. Many have used lockdown to explore the wildlife in their gardens, so expect paintings of birds, butterflies and beasties from the backyard.

Non-members Melanie Mascarenhas, Rachel Porter and Adele Pound have revelled in the invertebrate life in the suburban meadows and gardens around their homes, while society member Julia Manning has a lovely set of prints from her new-found love of garden moths. 

Adele Pound, August Beasties
Esther Tyson's Falcon on a Pigeon Plucking
Chris Sinden's Garden Guardian
Richard Johnson House Sparrow In Plum Tree
John Dobbs, Elephant
Gregory Millar The River Clova, Glen Clova

Tickets cost £5. Opening hours 11am to 5pm.