Gorleston artist shortlisted for major exhibition

Vivienne Rainsbury

Vivienne Rainsbury - Credit: Archant

Gorleston artist, Vivienne Rainsbury has been shortlisted for the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s Wildlife Artist of the Year exhibition at London’s prestigious Mall Galleries.

And she is in the running for a £10,000 top prize.

“The sheer diversity of media and form this year has created an extraordinary celebration of the natural world and a huge challenge for the judges,” said competition manager, Nina Neve. “Deciding between a fox, skilfully crafted from tin and a classic oil of a brooding tiger will make selecting the overall winner extremely hard.”

There are 136 pieces shortlisted for the £10,000 sponsored top prize with the judges making their final selection on the morning of Monday, June 27 ahead of the private view and prize-giving that evening. The exhibition runs from June 28 to July 2.

Everything on show is for sale with profits supporting the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s wildlife conservation projects across Africa and Asia. Since 2007, the event has raised over £320,000 to help protect some the world’s most endangered wildlife.