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

28 November 2018 to 9 December 2018
Main Gallery, Threadneedle Space

Admission £4, £3 concessions, 50% off for National Art Pass holders, Free for Friends of Mall Galleries, ROI Friends 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. 

Unique to this year, the ROI presents a show within a show on the theme of ‘Community Spirit’, for which several members have put forward work that highlights cohesion and togetherness, “ … a perfect foil for the times of uncertainty and division in which we are currently living” (Tim Benson, President).

Also this year, the ROI is raffling three oil paintings by its members to raise funds for the Artists’ General Benevolent Institution (AGBI). For more information on the raffle, please visit the Institute's blog.


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Selected Works

Evening Shadows, Clapham Common

Adebanji Alade VPROI
Oil, 50 x 76 cm, £3,750

Hope (III)

Adebanji Alade VPROI
Oil, 40 x 40 cm, £1,950

Hope (IV)

Adebanji Alade VPROI
Oil, 40 x 40 cm, £1,950

The Little Artist

Adebanji Alade VPROI
Oil, 30 x 40 cm, £1,750

The Spirit of Togetherness

Adebanji Alade VPROI
Oil, 40 x 50 cm, £2,400

Anton's Tea Party

Naomi Alexander ROI
Oil, 86 x 117 cm, £5,300

On Route to Aqaba No 2

Naomi Alexander ROI
Oil, 67 x 93 cm, £2,900

The Shabbat Kettle No 2

Naomi Alexander ROI
Oil, 69 x 53 cm, £1,800

View of Golan Heights in 40% Heat

Naomi Alexander ROI
Oil, 15 x 79 cm, £3,900

Green Apples

Linda Alexander ROI SBA
Oil, 52 x 52 cm, £1,750

Silver Jug and Apricot

Linda Alexander ROI SBA
Oil, 36 x 41 cm, £1,250

White Peony in a Green Pot

Linda Alexander ROI SBA
Oil, 41 x 41 cm, SOLD

White Roses

Linda Alexander ROI SBA
Oil, 52 x 52 cm, SOLD

Denham Lane, Lancashire

Michael John Ashcroft MAFA
Oil, 45 x 40 cm, £800

Rivington Top, Lancashire

Michael John Ashcroft MAFA
Oil, 40 x 45 cm, £800

Sundown, White Coppice

Michael John Ashcroft MAFA
Oil, 35 x 47 cm, £720

White Out, Lancashire

Michael John Ashcroft MAFA
Oil, 35 x 61 cm, £920

Lagoon

Malcolm Ashman RBA ROI
Oil, 63 x 63 cm, £1,800

Owl Wood

Malcolm Ashman RBA ROI
Acrylic, 33 x 43 cm, £1,200

Wetlands

Malcolm Ashman RBA ROI
Acrylic, 33 x 43 cm, £1,200

A Breezy Day at Charmouth, Dorset

David Atkins
Oil, 76 x 66 cm, £2,700

Summer's Day at Studland Bay, Dorset

David Atkins
Oil, 81 x 112 cm, £4,250

Quick Pint on a Sunday Afternoon

Wayne Attwood
Oil, 81 x 95 cm, £1,995

Day Light, Doi Inthanon

Natalia Avdeeva ROI
Oil, 42 x 42 cm, £1,200

Morning Fog, Doi Inthanon

Natalia Avdeeva ROI
Oil, 42 x 42 cm, £1,200

Related events

Ballet Central The Nutcracker, Sugar Plum Fairy Dancer Ayca Anil Photo by ASH Photography
Special event
29 November 2018
Central School of Ballet’s renowned graduate performing company Ballet Central joins us again this November
Peter Graham ROI Cassis Roses
Exhibition Tour
30 November 2018
With Peter Graham ROI
Artist Workshop
1 December 2018
Come and take part in the Royal Institute of Oil Painters annual Paint Live competition.
Friends' Event
3 December 2018
Join us for our wonderful annual Christmas Party, held during the Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition
McKie-Lucy-Christina
Special event
4 December 2018
Paint alongside ROI members
Roger Dellar ROI PS RI
Artist demonstration
5 December 2018
Roger Dellar ROI PS RI will be demonstrating his painting techniques in the gallery
Special event
6 December 2018
Winsor & Newton present a complimentary event to celebrate oil colour as part of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition.