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National Exhibition of Wildlife Art

playmates by Jamie Boots The National Exhibition of Wildlife Art is an open annual exhibition based in the North of England. It opened yesterday at Gordale Garden Centre on the Wirral and is well worth a visit even if pictures of animals isn’t really your thing there’s some beautiful images and really skillful drawings, paintings and sculptures. Some of the top artists in the country enter this.

NEWA was conceived in 1994 by a group of artists interested in depicting wildlife, with conservation as one of their underlying concerns. A percentage from sales each year goes to the Wildfowl & Wetland Trust.

The aims of the exhibition are to promote and display outstanding examples of wildlife art from both professional and amateur artists.

The huge interest the exhibition generated among wildlife artists proved that there was a pressing need for this kind of event.

The exhibition is staged at Gordale Garden Centre on the Wirral which attracts a constant stream of visitors, 16,000 visitors saw the 2004 show. Due to our increasing success we have received more entries with each subsequent year. At the 2004 exhibition 40% of the works on show were sold, a very high percentage for any exhibition.

At Gordale until Sunday July 30th 2006