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

Penelope with Suitors

Maximillion Baccanello
Oil, 90 x 110 cm, £7,500

In the Breton Farmhouse

Pier Luigi Baffoni Hon Sen ROI
Oil, 76.5 x 84.5 cm, £3,700

La Colazione, Tuscany

Pier Luigi Baffoni Hon Sen ROI
Oil, 66 x 91 cm, £3,500

Doors

Liz Bailey
Oil, 112 x 126 cm, £7,500

Marmalade

Liz Balkwill PS
Oil, 28 x 25 cm, SOLD

Prepping Peonies

Liz Balkwill PS
Oil, 38 x 48 cm, £875

Beneath the Surface

Julianne Barclay
Oil, 102 x 84 cm, £1,150

Glint on the Water

Peter Barker RSMA
Oil, 38 x 32 cm, £725

Canale Cannaregio

Jeremy Barlow ROI
Oil, 90 x 100 cm, £7,500

Caroline

Frances Bell RP
Oil, 51 x 57 cm, £4,500

Hugh

Frances Bell RP
Oil, 91 x 61 cm, £8,000

The Sculptor

Frances Bell RP
Oil, 90 x 110 cm, £10,000

Bullrushes

Brian Bennett FROI
Oil, 55 x 70 cm, £1,950

Dome of Ickworth House behind Trees

Chris Bennett ROI
Oil, 33 x 39 cm, £800

Door at Kentwell Hall

Chris Bennett ROI
Oil, 33 x 39 cm, £800

From the Orangery, Belton House

Chris Bennett ROI
Acrylic, 50 x 70 cm, £1,600

Statue in the Orangery, Belton House

Chris Bennett ROI
Oil, 33 x 39 cm, £800

The Sundial, Belton House

Chris Bennett ROI
Oil, 50 x 70 cm, £1,600

Eneless, Cataract Patient, Kitwe, Zambia

Tim Benson PROI NEAC
Oil, 122 x 92 cm, £7,000

Looking West

Tim Benson PROI NEAC
Oil, 41 x 36 cm, £1,500

Obed, Traditional Healer, Kitwe, Zambia

Tim Benson PROI NEAC
Oil, 122 x 92 cm, £7,000

Sunset, Low Tide

Tim Benson PROI NEAC
Oil, 41 x 36 cm, £1,500

Thames at Richmond

Tim Benson PROI NEAC
Oil, 41 x 36 cm, £1,500

Lucky

Susan Bower
Oil, 46 x 46 cm, £2,000

Blind Date

Susan Bower RBA ROI
Oil, 56 x 66 cm, £2,500

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.