10am to 5pm (closes 1pm on final day)

Admission £3, £2.50 concessions, Free to Friends of Mall Galleries, ROI Friends, National Art Pass holders and under 18s

The Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition has a well earned reputation for attracting highly exciting young exhibitors, alongside the much admired, more established member artists. This year the trend will continue, with new artists and new discoveries waiting to be made.

The exhibition gives visitors the opportunity to see the many and varied ways in which artists use oil paint today, from a traditional approach to this highly technical media through to more innovative uses of material, style and content.

Offering valuable prizes such as The Phyllis Roberts Award (worth £2,000) and The Winsor & Newton Young Artist Awards, the ROI continues to lay the foundations for future generations to enjoy and achieve artistic expression with this most adaptable and durable medium. Also, with all works for sale, it offers the chance to add new and original works to your collection.

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Exhibiting artists

Hashim Akib
Jeff Barnhart
Jack Banister
David Bassinder
Harriet Brittaine
Kaija Bulbrook
Clive Burnell
James Burton
Lauren Carter-Bridges
Amanda Coleman
Paul Corfield
Nigel Cox
Alex Cree
Helen Davison
Anna Dennis
George Devlin ROI
Aine Divine
Benjamin Eden
Lindsay Ellis
William Everett
Tony Field
Paul Finn
Nigel Fletcher
Karolina Franceshini
Victoria Gamberoni
Dennis Gaskin
Penny German
Gerry Halpin
Richard Hanbali
Julia Hawkins
Lewis Hazelwood-Horner
Nicki Heenan
Jane Hodgson
Natalie Holland
Tom Hughes
Mark Hurst
Audrey Imber
Charles Inge
China Jordan
John Killens
Andrew Kinmont
Helen Lloyd-Elliot
Lucy Marks
Mark McLaughlin
Hannah Merson
Vicky Palmer
Clive Patterson
Karen Popham
Ian Price
Renzo Rizzi
Maria Rose
Gail Seres-Woolfson
Claire Frances Smith
Dennis Spicer
Harriet Spratt
Mo Teeuw
David Walker
John Walsom
Michael Weller
Tony Wells
Bruce Williams
Iryna Yermolova
Richard Combes ROI (1385)

Selected Works

Click on an image to enquire about purchasing a work from this exhibition

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Old Wall

David Bassinder
Oil, 34.5 x 44.5 cm, £845
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Looking at Pictures

Chris Bennett ROI
Acrylic, 85 x 70 cm, £2,800
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Woman by a Window

Chris Bennett ROI
Acrylic, 47 x 37 cm, SOLD
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Kakadu Rapids, Australia

Oil, 76 x 104 cm, £4,000
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Michael with Uplighting

Oil, 46 x 35 cm, £950
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North Sea Spray

Oil, 56 x 66 cm, £2,500
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Self Portrait by Lamplight

OIl, 46 x 35 cm, £1,700
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Sunbeams over the Cuillin, Isle of Skye

Oil, 30 x 35 cm, SOLD
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Catching Up

Susan Bower RBA ROI
Oil & oil pastel, 53 x 53 cm, £2,000
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Date Night

Susan Bower RBA ROI
Oil, 49 x 53 cm, £1,900
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Midnight Cat

Susan Bower RBA ROI
Oil, 52 x 52 cm, £1,900
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This Endless Pursuit

Susan Bower RBA ROI
Oil & oil pastel, 51 x 73, £2,500
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White Begonias

Susan Bower RBA ROI
Oil, 51 x 73 cm, £2,500
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Red Jumper

Harriet Brittaine
Oil, 61 x 51 cm, £790

Afternoon, Jagdish Road, Udaipur

Oil, 137 x 107 cm, £12,850
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Notre Dame, Morning

Oil, 104 x 98.5 cm, £11,850
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Plage des Curés, Afternoon

Oil, 79 x 91.5 cm, £9,850
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Still Life Composition 2

Kaija Bulbrook
Acrylic & oil, 86 x 86 cm, £1,600


Clive Burnell
Oil, 29 x 30 cm, SOLD


Clive Burnell
Acrylic, 100 x 80 cm, SOLD
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Kingsands & Cawsands

James Burton
Oil, 35 x 45 cm, £490
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Winter Stream

James Burton
Oil, 44 x 54 cm, £690
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Spanish Buskers

William Carney ROI
Oil, 60 x 50 cm, £1,850
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Quarter Horse Motel, Arizona, 1958

Lauren Carter-Bridges
Oil, 9 x 4 cm, £350
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Red Raider Inn, Texas, 1975

Lauren Carter-Bridges
Oil, 9 x 4 cm, £350

Related events

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Special event
1 December 2015
Varnishing Hour is an opportunity to see the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) Annual Exhibition before the public, prior to the Private View, in the company of ROI members, exhibitors and collectors.
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Artist demonstration
2 December 2015
Join June Mendoza, member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and Royal Society of Portrait Painters for a portrait painting demonstration.
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Artist demonstration
3 December 2015
Bill Dean ROI will be painting in the gallery. Come and watch him working, talk to him and find out how he is able to capture movement so effectively.
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Special event
3 December 2015
Peter Brown will be signing copies of his new book London - Paintings by Peter Brown
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Exhibition Tour
4 December 2015
The tour will spotlight distinct ROI Members' work as well as giving a critique on the new artists and young painters. Peter Graham will also be illuminating on his own colour choices and inspiration.
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Special event
5 December 2015
Meet at 10am at Mall Galleries to be provided with your canvas. Bring your own paints and brushes, an easel and set off. You will have the morning to create a painting within a half mile of the gallery.
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Artist demonstration
5 December 2015
Adebanji Alade AROI will be painting in the gallery. Come and see him at work and chat to him about his techniques for capturing people and locations with such vibrance and immediacy.
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Artist demonstration
9 December 2015
Roger Deller ROI RI PS will be painting in the gallery. Come and watch him work and talk to him about his work, which encompasses portraiture, street scenes, interiors, still life, musicians and much more.
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Exhibition Tour
9 December 2015
ROI President Ian Cryer takes you on a guided tour of the exhibition, looking at the work on members and exploring the work of non-member artists selected from the open submission process. He will also talk about his own work, capturing everyday British life.
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Artist Workshop
9 December 2015
Paint alongside members of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters
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Artist demonstration
10 December 2015
Tim Benson VPROI will be painting in the gallery. Watch him work and talk to him about his methods and techiniques for both landscapes and portraiture.
Special event
10 December 2015
Tim Benson will be holding a sale of artwork at Mall Galleries on Thursday 10 December from 5pm to 8pm in support of those affected by the recent Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.