27 November 2019 to 8 December 2019

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

Main Gallery and Threadneedle Space

Admission £4, Free for Friends of Mall Galleries, ROI Friends and those under 25 years of age

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This year’s Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition once again showcases the work of many of the UK’s most exciting young painters alongside the work of more established names. It is an opportunity to gauge the continued evolution of oil painting in this country and to see how it is a fundamental and vital part of the wider art world.

After last year’s successful introduction of ‘an exhibition within an exhibition’, the 2019 show will include a mini exhibition on the theme of ‘London’. This theme will be interpreted in a variety of ways by both members of the Institute and artists selected from the open call.

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.

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Selected Works

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Salmon and Sauvignon

Liz Balkwill PS

Oil
46 x 46 cm
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Silver Pot with Asparagus

Liz Balkwill PS

Oil
40 x 49 cm
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'Jade', Essaouira

Jeremy Barlow ROI (1945 - 2020)

Oil
61 x 51 cm
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Awaiting Master's Verdict

Fred Beckett RSMA FROI Hon RI Hon RBA

Oil
88 x 58 cm
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Setting for Lunch, Cipriani's, Torcello

Fred Beckett RSMA FROI Hon RI Hon RBA

Oil
88 x 58 cm
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Table in the Window, San Vigilio

Fred Beckett RSMA FROI Hon RI Hon RBA

Oil
60 x 48 cm
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The Vendange, Alsace

Fred Beckett RSMA FROI Hon RI Hon RBA

Oil
60 x 48 cm
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Louisa

Frances Bell RP

Oil
120 x 100 cm
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In the Shade - Winchelsea Garden

Keith Bennett

Oil
50 x 50 cm
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Orangery, Ickworth House

Chris Bennett ROI

Acrylic
63 x 72 cm
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Rowers on the Stour

Chris Bennett ROI

Oil
63 x 63 cm
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The Chair in the Window

Chris Bennett ROI

Oil
40 x 45 cm
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The Statue in the Orangery, Belton House

Chris Bennett ROI

Oil
40 x 45 cm
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Agenda, Photographer, Tottenham

Tim Benson PROI NEAC RP

Oil
122 x 122 cm
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Man Wearing a Woolly Hat, Marrakech

Tim Benson PROI NEAC RP

Oil
30.5 x 25.5 cm
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Sardines

Tim Benson PROI NEAC RP

Oil
15 x 20 cm
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Sunset, Seychelles

Tim Benson PROI NEAC RP

Oil
20 x 25.5 cm
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Paint Tubes

Alice Boggis-Rolfe

Oil
20 x 40 cm
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Admiralty Arch

Oil
34 x 39 cm
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Broaching the Barrel

Susan Bower RBA ROI

Oil
44 x 48 cm
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Freestyle

Susan Bower RBA ROI

Oil
56 x 66 cm
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Little Lead (Church)

Susan Bower RBA ROI

Oil
56 x 66 cm
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Morning Light

Susan Bower RBA ROI

Oil
66 x 56 cm
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The Rockabilly, Portobello Road

Peter Brown PNEAC RP ROI PS Hon RBA

Oil
56 x 66 cm
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Villiers Street, Charing Cross

Peter Brown PNEAC RP ROI PS Hon RBA

Oil
44 x 33 cm

Related events

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Artist demonstration
28 November 2019
Roger Dellar ROI PS RI will be in the Gallery demonstrating his work in oils.
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Exhibition Tour
29 November 2019
Peter Graham ROI will host a guided tour of this year’s much-anticipated Annual Exhibition by the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, offering the chance to take a closer look at today's finest oil paintings selected from around the world.
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Special event
30 November 2019
Take part in the Royal Institute of Oil Painters’ annual Paint Live competition, a friendly and engaging event where you will have the day to create a painting within a half-mile of Mall Galleries.
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Special event
3 December 2019
Paint alongside members of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, with models, wine and mince pies.
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Special event
4 December 2019
Join Estelle Lovatt, our ‘Art Expert in Residence’, to discuss the work in this year’s Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition, ideas around art-making, get art market insights and ask your questions on all things art!
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Special event
5 December 2019
Winsor & Newton present a special event to showcase oil colour as part of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition.