Rosa Sepple PRI


"IT’S ONE OF OUR BEST IN RECENT YEARS” exclaimed Rosa Sepple, President of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI).

Mall Galleries opened their front doors on Tuesday 2 September for the first time since the outbreak of the Coronavirus with the 208th Exhibition of the RI. The show had been postponed from April this year.

Rosa says: "On behalf of myself, the RI Council, our members and all the exhibiting artists, I would like to thank Clare O’Brien, CEO and all the staff, especially Alistair Redgrift, Exhibitions Manager and Conor Murphy, Chief Technician and his team for hanging the exhibition.

Our thanks go to Winsor & Newton, The Leathersellers’ Company and all the sponsors for their continued support and all of the artists for submitting their wonderful works of art.

This is the largest exhibition of its kind in the world showing 444 paintings, 196 of which come from non-members. This year the RI has elected 3 new Members, George Butler, Juliette Losq and Brian Smith, whose works are also on display.

Submissions for 2021 will open later this year, with details announced on the Mall Galleries site and on the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours website soon.

Due to Covid-19 the gallery has introduced measures for your safety and comfort.

You will need to book a timed ticket for your visit via the Art Fund's Art Ticket Platform.

The exhibition continues until 12 September