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

Taragarh Fort by Night, Bundi, India

Alice Hall AROI
Oil, 55 x 58 cm, £2,150

Cliffs and Waters, Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Garde in Étretat

Julia Hawkins AROI
Oil, 53 x 63 cm, £2,500

Cliffs and Waters, Porte d'Aval at Sunrise

Julia Hawkins AROI
Oil, 53 x 63 cm, £2,500

Portrait of Alice

Julia Hawkins AROI
Oil, 61.5 x 61 cm, £3,000


David Hawthorne
Oil, 40 x 54 cm, £700

Shaun and Charles Unloading the Boat

Jane Hodgson
Oil, 49 x 53 cm, £725

The Beast on the Heath 1

Benjamin Hope NEAC PS ARSMA
Oil, 41 x 41 cm, £1,400

The Bovril Building

Benjamin Hope NEAC PS ARSMA
Oil, 42 x 42 cm, £2,300

S Marco from Calle Larga Ascensione

Oil, 140 x 124 cm, £32,500

Simian Simulacrum

Stuart Howitt
Oil, 132 x 72 cm, £3,000

Becky Falls

Philip James ROI
Oil, 45 x 76 cm, £950

Community Spirit

Philip James ROI
Oil, 40 x 50 cm, £650

Portrait of Sarah

Philip James ROI
Oil, 166 x 110 cm, £3,000

The Groundsman

Peter Keegan
Oil, 140 x 110 cm, £2,200

The Turnstyler Lathe

John Killens
Oil, 47 x 61 cm, £1,100

The Wheelhouse

John Killens
Oil, 30 x 25 cm, £495

Bright Morning, Pin Mill

Andrew King ROI
Oil, 45 x 74 cm, SOLD

Clearing Skies, Southwold

Andrew King ROI
Oil, 35 x 57 cm, £700

Evening Shadows and Bales, Norfolk

Andrew King ROI
Oil, 46 x 77 cm, £1,150

Summer Moorings, Norfolk Broads

Andrew King ROI
Oil, 43 x 64 cm, SOLD

The Footpath, Walberswick

Andrew King ROI
Oil, 42 x 73 cm, SOLD

Newington Causeway in the Snow

Rodney Kingston
Oil, 32 x 37 cm, £450

Love at First Sight

Aurelijus Kovaliovas
Oil, 125 x 105 cm, £10,000

River Chess

Magdalena Kusowska
Oil, 38 x 47 cm, SOLD

Village Lee

Magdalena Kusowska
Oil, 20 x 38 cm, SOLD

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
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.