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

27 November 2019 to 8 December 2019
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

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

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Salmon and Sauvignon

Liz Balkwill PS
Oil, 46 x 46 cm, £995
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Silver Pot with Asparagus

Liz Balkwill PS
Oil, 40 x 49 cm, £895
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'Jade', Essaouira

Jeremy Barlow ROI
Oil, 61 x 51 cm, £1,950
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Awaiting Master's Verdict

Fred Beckett RSMA FROI Hon RI Hon RBA
Oil, 88 x 58 cm, £1,850
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Setting for Lunch, Cipriani's, Torcello

Fred Beckett RSMA FROI Hon RI Hon RBA
Oil, 88 x 58 cm, £1,850
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Table in the Window, San Vigilio

Fred Beckett RSMA FROI Hon RI Hon RBA
Oil, 60 x 48 cm, £1,250
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The Vendange, Alsace

Fred Beckett RSMA FROI Hon RI Hon RBA
Oil, 60 x 48 cm, £1,250
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Louisa

Frances Bell RP
Oil, 120 x 100 cm, £11,000
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In the Shade - Winchelsea Garden

Keith Bennett
Oil, 50 x 50 cm, £700
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Orangery, Ickworth House

Chris Bennett ROI
Acrylic, 63 x 72 cm, £1,800
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Rowers on the Stour

Chris Bennett ROI
Oil, 63 x 63 cm, £1,600
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The Chair in the Window

Chris Bennett ROI
Oil, 40 x 45 cm, £800
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The Statue in the Orangery, Belton House

Chris Bennett ROI
Oil, 40 x 45 cm, £800
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Agenda, Photographer, Tottenham

Tim Benson PROI NEAC RP
Oil, 122 x 122 cm, NFS
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Man Wearing a Woolly Hat, Marrakech

Tim Benson PROI NEAC RP
Oil, 30.5 x 25.5 cm, £1,500
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Sardines

Tim Benson PROI NEAC RP
Oil, 15 x 20 cm, £950
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Sunset, Seychelles

Tim Benson PROI NEAC RP
Oil, 20 x 25.5 cm, £1,200
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Paint Tubes

Alice Boggis-Rolfe
Oil, 20 x 40 cm, £795
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Admiralty Arch

Clare Bowen
Oil, 34 x 39 cm, £490
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Broaching the Barrel

Susan Bower RBA ROI
Oil, 44 x 48 cm, £2,300
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Freestyle

Susan Bower RBA ROI
Oil, 56 x 66 cm, £2,500
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Little Lead (Church)

Susan Bower RBA ROI
Oil, 56 x 66 cm, £2,500
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Morning Light

Susan Bower RBA ROI
Oil, 66 x 56 cm, £2,500
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The Rockabilly, Portobello Road

Peter Brown PNEAC RP ROI PS Hon RBA
Oil, 56 x 66 cm, £4,850
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Villiers Street, Charing Cross

Peter Brown PNEAC RP ROI PS Hon RBA
Oil, 44 x 33 cm, £2,250

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.