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

The Gardeners' Room, Normanby Hall

David Curtis VPRSMA ROI
Oil, 54 x 70 cm, £3,250

View to the Old Vicarage - Misson

David Curtis VPRSMA ROI
Oil, 46 x 76 cm, £2,950

Ecce Homo

Lantian D
Oil & semen, 102 x 56 cm, £20,000

Bantham

Derek Daniells
Oil, 41 x 61 cm, £795

Industrial Still Life

Derek Daniells
Acrylic, 88 x 96 cm, £2,950

Anemones

Bill Dean ROI
Oil, 36 x 41 cm, £550

Reflections of a Golden Age

Bill Dean ROI
Oil, 54 x 64 cm, £700

The First Snow of Winter

Bill Dean ROI
Oil, 32 x 40 cm, £500

Tower Bridge

Bill Dean ROI
Oil, 35 x 40 cm, £650

Yellow Roses

Bill Dean ROI
Oil, 31 x 37 cm, £550

Around the Campfire

Roger Dellar PS RI ROI
Oil, 100 x 100 cm, £2,200

Community Spirit Allotments

Roger Dellar PS RI ROI
Oil, 56 x 56 cm, £1,200

Dedham Lane through the Fields

Roger Dellar PS RI ROI
Oil, 47 x 47 cm, £695

Jogging in St James's Park

Roger Dellar PS RI ROI
Oil, 47 x 47 cm, £695

Sun & Shadows by the Ford

Roger Dellar PS RI ROI
Oil, 56 x 56 cm, £1,200

Below Nether Winchendon

John Dobbs NEAC ASWLA
Oil, 32 x 42 cm, £650

Cornfields at Nether Winchendon

John Dobbs NEAC ASWLA
Oil, 32 x 42 cm, £650

Nightfall

Mark Draisey
Oil, 121 x 77 cm, £9,740

Self Portrait in the Studio

Valeria Duca
Oil, 70 x 60 cm, £2,100

Lunch at St Pancras

Andrew Farmer
Oil, 40 x 50 cm, £450

Midday on Chequer Road

Andrew Farmer
Oil, 35 x 40 cm, £395

The Bug

Andrew Farmer
Oil, 90 x 70 cm, £1,400

The Garden

Andrew Farmer
Oil, 75 x 157 cm, £2,500

One for the Road

Roger Ferrin ROI
Oil, 57 x 59 cm, £1,300

Summer Exhibition

Roger Ferrin ROI
Oil, 45 x 60 cm, £1,100

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.