10am 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

Fish Supper

Susan Bower RBA ROI
Oil, 43 x 49 cm, £2,200

Going Vegan

Susan Bower RBA ROI
Oil, 46 x 50 cm, £2,200


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

Winged Model Descending Steps I

Ben Brotherton
Oil, 96 x 74 cm, £1,800

From Old Winchester Hill

Oil, 41 x 51 cm, £3,500

Lulworth Cove

Oil, 30.5 x 51 cm, £2,750

Over the Arun

Oil, 36 x 30.5 cm, £2,250

Tarell Valley, Brecon Beacons

Oil, 41 x 36 cm, £2,250

Urban Light 1

Kaija Bulbrook
Acrylic & oil, 54 x 54 cm, £750

Strawberries and Cream

Rosemary Burn
Oil, 33 x 43 cm, £495

Heinz Baked Beans II

Sarah Butterfield
Oil, 28 x 33 cm, £2,250

Self Portrait

William Carney ROI
Oil, 50 x 40 cm, £1,300

Mill near Hatfield

Trevor Chamberlain RSMA ROI
Oil, 53 x 63 cm, £2,750

Chioggia Beets

Colette Clegg
Oil, 35 x 35 cm, SOLD

Beetroot on Brown

Oil, 22 x 27 cm, £425

Brass Pig

Oil, 20 x 20 cm, SOLD

Having a Paddle

Oil, 22 x 27 cm, £425

Paintbrush Corner

Oil, 22 x 27 cm, £425


Frederick Coppin
Oil, 120 x 90 cm, £2,600

Aspects of Spring

Kathleen Crow ROI
Oil, 109 x 109 cm, £1,800

Mixed Messages 1

Ian Cryer FROI
Oil, 175 x 175 cm, £12,000

Mixed Messages 2

Ian Cryer FROI
Oil, 80 x 96 cm, £3,800

Gus Kitson's Barn

David Curtis VPRSMA ROI
Oil, 62 x 77 cm, £3,950

January Sun - Seville Cathedral

David Curtis VPRSMA ROI
Oil, 62 x 77 cm, £3,975

Poplars Farm Workshop

David Curtis VPRSMA ROI
Oil, 53 x 53 cm, £2,350

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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
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
Winsor and Newton Mall Galleries
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.
Peter Brown Bath Book Mall Galleries
Special event
7 December 2018
Peter Brown PNEAC RP PS ROI Hon RBA will guide you through how he became a ‘see and put’ painter. Known as ‘Pete the Street’, he'll discuss what drives him and how he got to where he is today.