The 16th annual National Exhibition of Wildlife Art (NEWA) opens to visitors on Friday, July 16 at the Gordale Garden Centre at Burton, on the Wirral peninsula.

Badgers by Clare ShaughnessyBadgers by Clare Shaughnessy, painted in acrylicsElephants by Tony ForrestElephants by Tony Forrest

The prestigious exhibition features 400 diverse drawings, paintings and sculptures from both professional and amateur artists. All the work on display will also be available to view and to buy at www.newa-uk.com

Prayer of Godwits by Judith Nicholl
Prayer of Godwits by Judith Nicholl

Luangwa Lioness by John ThrelfallLuangwa Lioness by John Threlfall

NEWA has been at Gordale for seven years. The specially constructed gallery offers an informal style of exhibition, with the art displayed in lovely natural light.

Morning Song by Carl ThompsonMorning Song by Carl Thompson

This year, NEWA will also host a Wildlife Awareness Day on July 16. Representatives from the Born Free Foundation, the RSPB and Cheshire Wildlife Trust will all be available to answer visitors’ questions.

Richmond Fallow by Julie RhodesRichmond Fallow by Julie Rhodes

The NEWA runs July 16-August 1 and admission is free. For more information, visit www.newa-uk.com

Time to Take Cover (Brown Hare) by Steven Lingham.jpg
Time to Take Cover (Brown Hare) by Steven Lingham

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