Thursday, May 14, 2020

Wildlife Artist of the Year Exhibition ONLINE in 2020

This year, the exhibition Wildlife Artist of the Year 2020, organised by the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, will be open ONLINE a week today - from Thursday 21 May to Sunday 28 June.

  • 1,200 entries, from 53 countries have been received for the 2020 Exhibition 
  • 159 exceptional artworks were shortlisted for the 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.
view of artwork selected in the 2019 exhibition
Amendments are being made to the DSWF website to accommodate
  • an online gallery and 
  • point of sale system
  • enable you to you to view the exhibition of the 159 artworks - as if you were in the actual gallery
  • allow you to buy artwork from selected artists online - remembering that all artwork sold contributes 50% of the sale price to the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
  • view the gallery of artworks from guest artists (including Mandy Shepherd, Emily Lamb and Jack Russell MBE), all of whom are donating between 50-100% of the sale price to DSWF.
  • open on 21 May and close on 28 June
DSWF says
As a charity which 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 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.

The AWARDS Ceremony will also take place online. Tuesday 26 May. Register online to join live for the online Awards Ceremony on Tuesday 26 May from 7.30pm, when DSWF will be announcing the winners for Wildlife Artist of the Year 2020

Wildlife Artist of the Year was established by David Shepherd CBE FRSA (1931 – 2017) and embodies his vision for ‘The Art of Survival’ – using art for wildlife conservation. 
Internationally renowned, Wildlife Artist of the Year brings together a wide range of artists and art-lovers from all over the globe to celebrate our planet’s wildlife through some of the world’s most exciting and diverse wildlife art. 
Since the competition began in 2008, it has attracted more than 10,000 entries, raising more than £1.2m to fund David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s (DSWF) vital work.

re. Covid-19 and Purchases of Art

DSWF notes that it has a system in place for fulfilling art purchases. However delivery times may take up to 14 working days longer than normal due to restriction currently in place.

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