Royal Society of Portrait Painters | Annual Exhibition 2024

- - 10am to 5pm, 7pm on Thursdays | North, East & West Galleries

Booking is not required.

£5, Free for Friends of Mall Galleries and under 25s. Concessions available. 

Portrait of a woman leaning chin on hand with her other hand clasping a camera

RP Annual Exhibition 2024

The RP Annual is more than ever a welcoming space for both established and emerging talent.

As one of the world’s greatest forums for portraiture, the annual exhibition by the Royal Society of Portrait Painters showcases some of the best painted and drawn portraits selected from national and international submissions.

No year is ever the same but there is something reassuringly constant about the RP show. Don't conflate constancy with anything ordinary, however. You will see fresh and sometimes surprising work by painters you know well, and you'll see portraits by artists who are new to you.

Anthony Connolly - President

About the Royal Society of Portrait Painters

The RP contains a broad collection of stylistic and intellectual approaches that continue to make a significant contribution to the ongoing tradition of portraiture in Britain today. The Society looks to uphold the values and practices of its long and distinguished history, but at the same time, it seeks to explore and develop new artistic models and perspectives.

The Society presents the following prizes and awards annually:

  • The William Lock Portrait Prize
  • The Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture
  • The de Laszlo Foundation Award
  • The RP Prize for the Best Small Portrait
  • The Raw Umber Studios Prize
  • The Smallwood Architects Prize for Contextual Portraiture

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