28 November 2018 to 9 December 2018

10am to 5pm (closes 1pm on final day)

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

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Toward S G Maggiore, Venice

Brian Ryder ROI

Oil
46 x 46 cm
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Sunday Morning in the Bed

Diana Savostaite

Oil
63 x 86 cm
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Portrait of Alastair Campbell

Nicholas Smith

Oil
130 x 110 cm
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Beautiful Beetroot

Sarah Spackman

Oil
45 x 50 cm
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Kevin's Nasturtium

Sarah Spackman

Oil
55 x 45 cm
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Three Lemons

Sarah Spackman

Oil
40 x 45 cm
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August Still Life

Oil
44 x 52 cm
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Cottages on Arran

John Sprakes RBA ROI

Acrylic
38 x 38 cm
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Crimson & Blue Rectangles

John Sprakes RBA ROI

Acrylic
81 x 89 cm
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Layered Fields

John Sprakes RBA ROI

Acrylic
97 x 92 cm
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Palimpsest

John Sprakes RBA ROI

Acrylic
89 x 111 cm
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By the River

Tom Stevenson

Oil
21 x 40 cm
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Weekend on the Cathedral Close

Tom Stevenson

Oil
26 x 50 cm
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Best in Show

Haidee-Jo Summers ROI RSMA

Oil
42 x 44 cm
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Cottage Steps, Staithes

Haidee-Jo Summers ROI RSMA

Oil
52 x 45 cm
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Lilac and Bramley Trees in the Snow

Haidee-Jo Summers ROI RSMA

Oil
42 x 45 cm
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Peonies at La Maison Douce

Haidee-Jo Summers ROI RSMA

Oil
63 x 57 cm
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Smoke and Bottles

Haidee-Jo Summers ROI RSMA

Oil
61 x 71 cm
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Painting Faces, Las Vegas

Dennis Syrett PPROI RSMA RBA

Oil
105 x 95 cm
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Late Morning Vineyard, Vaucluse

Lotta Teale

Oil
24 x 29 cm
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Yellow

Mo Teeuw

Oil
45 x 40 cm
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The Top Road

Karl Terry

Oil
40 x 70 cm
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B II

Oil
145 x 99 cm
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The Last Day

Oil
155 x 124 cm
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Moorland Road

John Tookey PS

Oil
38 x 45 cm

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Artist Workshop
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Friends' Event
3 December 2018
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Special event
4 December 2018
Paint alongside ROI members
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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.
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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.
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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.