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

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


Wells-next-to-the-Sea, Norfolk

Michael Flanders
Oil, 55 x 45 cm, SOLD

Happy Valley

Neville Fleetwood ROI
Oil, 95 x 95 cm, £2,250

Ploughed Field

Neville Fleetwood ROI
Oil, 79 x 74 cm, £1,500

Rugby Club

Neville Fleetwood ROI
Oil, 95 x 95 cm, £2,250

The Old Bee Hives

Nigel Fletcher
Oil, 50 x 30 cm, £1,200

Linear Sequence

Roy Freer Hon Rtd RI NEAC ROI
Oil, 79 x 94 cm, £2,500

Iris Show

Dennis Gaskin
Oil, 38 x 33 cm, £600

Coffee Cup and Cherries

Penny German
Oil, 34 x 39 cm, SOLD

Art Deco Silver Coffee Pot

James Gillick
Oil, 43 x 38 cm, £7,000

Chicory and Balsamic Vinegar

James Gillick
Oil, 38 x 54 cm, £8,500

Homage to William Nicholson

Lachlan Goudie ROI
Oil, 59 x 59 cm, £1,950

Kitchen Table Still Life

Lachlan Goudie ROI
Oil, 135 x 112 cm, £7,500

The Fruit Bowl

Lachlan Goudie ROI
Oil, 59 x 59 cm, £1,950

The Green Necklace

Lachlan Goudie ROI
Oil, 59 x 59 cm, £1,950

The Red Colander

Lachlan Goudie ROI
Oil, 59 x 59 cm, £1,950

Blue Jug of Roses

Peter Graham ROI
Oil, 62 x 62 cm, £3,500

Cassis Roses

Peter Graham ROI
Oil, 108 x 108 cm, £8,750

Pebble Beach towards Carmel

Peter Graham ROI
Oil, 113 x 113 cm, £9,500

Shimmering Light, St Tropez Port

Peter Graham ROI
Oil, 72 x 72 cm, £4,500


Helen Hale ROI
Oil, 71 x 85 cm, £1,300


Helen Hale ROI
Oil, 103 x 73 cm, £1,975


Helen Hale ROI
Oil, 89 x 64 cm, £1,250


Helen Hale ROI
Oil, 89 x 64 cm, £1,250

Harrods' Depository London

Alice Hall AROI
Oil, 48 x 58 cm, £1,200

Rowing, Richmond

Alice Hall AROI
Oil, 26.5 x 32 cm, £440

Related events

Special event
29 November 2018
Central School of Ballet’s renowned graduate performing company Ballet Central joins us again this November
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
Artist demonstration
5 December 2018
Roger Dellar PS RI ROI will be painting in the gallery during the Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition 2018. This event is free with admission to the exhibition.
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.
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.