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

Closed all day on Sunday 16 April 2017 for Easter Sunday

6 April 2017 to 22 April 2017
Main Gallery, North Gallery, Threadneedle Space

Admission £4, £2.50 concessions, 50% off for National Art Pass holders, Free for Friends of Mall Galleries, RI Friends and under 18s

 

The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI) has been showing the best in contemporary watercolour painting since 1831. Along with works by elected members, the annual exhibition contains works by new, young and innovative artists selected from open submission, showing the full breadth of today’s diverse uses of water-soluble media.                   

A number of prizes are awarded to artists in the exhibition, including the £1,000 Leathersellers' Prize, specifically to encourage younger artists taking up watercolours. This exhibition will be an ideal opportunity to purchase a work of art by some of the finest watercolourists working today.


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Exhibiting artists

Kate Bentley ARSBA SWA
Varasha Bhatia
Stephen Bragg
Julian Bray
Hilary Burnett Cooper
Geoff Butterworth
Daniel Byrne
Olga Cannon-Brookes
Richard Caplin
Karen Chapman SWA
Chung-Wei Chien
Julie Collins
Marjorie Collins
James Cowan
Leo Davey
Graham Davies
Andrew Dibben
Aine Divine
Filipe Miguel das Dores
Paolo Doyle
Mark Elsmore
Bryan Evans
Amanda A Fletcher
Pasqualino Fracasso
Mari French
Steven Garner
Susan Grant
Nicola Gregory
Veronica Guest
Xi Guo
Frances Heath
Nicki Heenan
Simon Hodges
Jane Hodgson
Philip Hood
Keith Hornblower
Andrew Horrod
Jasmine Huang
Muhan Huang
Gwil Hughes
Henry Jones
Janet Kenyon
Christopher Le Brun PRA Hon RI
Jiemin Lin
Zi Ling
Kerk Hwang Lok
Juliette Losq
Ewan MacDonald
Ann Mackowski
Kathryn Maple
Lucy Marks
Lenka Medlik
Gabrielle Moulding
Owen Munisamy
Elizabeth Nast
Susan Neale
Rika Newcombe
Archie Niven
Chinmaya Panda
Matthew Phinn
Roberto Ponte
Joanne Powell
Nigel Priddey
Cathy Read
Brian Robinson
Brian Robinson
Gill Robinson
Rosalind Robinson
Jenny Ross
Diana Sheldon
Katy Shepherd
Claire Sprakes
Frances Steele
Ray Styles
Kai-Ting Sung
David Thomas
Richard Thorn
Wilk Urszula
Sheila Vaughan
David Walker
Dee Walker
Louise Walker
Tana West
Sarah Wood SBA
Chong-zhi Zeng
Martha Zmpounou

Selected Works

Late Afternoon, Taw Valley

Colin Allbrook RSMA RI
Watercolour & bodycolour, 46 x 56 cm, £800

The New Roof

Colin Allbrook RSMA RI
Watercolour & bodycolour, 38 x 46 cm, £495

The Old Byre

Colin Allbrook RSMA RI
Watercolour & bodycolour, 58 x 72 cm, £1,200

Winter in the Valley

Colin Allbrook RSMA RI
Watercolour & bodycolour, 76 x 94 cm, £2,000

Ancient Vessels

Lillias August RI
Watercolour, 40 x 61 cm, £850

Four Palette Knives

Lillias August RI
Watercolour, 48 x 50 cm, SOLD

Hanging by a Thread

Lillias August RI
Watercolour, 52 x 110 cm, £2,500

Ten Green Bottles

Lillias August RI
Watercolour, 52 x 110 cm, SOLD

Three Broken Shells

Lillias August RI
Watercolour, 34 x 45 cm, £550

Trade Beads

Lillias August RI
Watercolour, 38 x 88 cm, £900

Approaching Storm over the Hills, Portugal

Paul Banning RI RSMA
Watercolour, 38 x 55 cm, £750

Early Evening Light, Ponte Romana, Tavira, Portugal

Paul Banning RI RSMA
Watercolour, 80 x 95 cm, £2,250

Looking Down Stony Lane

Paul Banning RI RSMA
Watercolour, 80 x 95 cm, £2,250

The Little Villa, Portugal

Paul Banning RI RSMA
Watercolour, 37 x 45 cm, £550

Winter Light, Queens View, Ewshot

Paul Banning RI RSMA
Watercolour, 45 x 54 cm, SOLD

Your Drinks Sir, Santa Luzia, Portugal

Paul Banning RI RSMA
Watercolour, 37 x 47 cm, £575

The Bee Inspectors

Kate Bentley ARSBA SWA
Watercolour, 50 x 33 cm, SOLD

Boat Yard, Fowey

Mike Bernard RI
Mixed media, 23 x 33 cm, SOLD

Farmstead, nr Appletreewick

Mike Bernard RI
Mixed media, 34 x 58 cm, £1,500

Haworth

Mike Bernard RI
Mixed media, 28 x 29 cm, £850

Isolated Farm, nr Malham

Mike Bernard RI
Mixed media, 27 x 48 cm, £1,100

Slipway, Newlyn

Mike Bernard RI
Mixed media, 23 x 33 cm, £595

The Stream at Malham

Mike Bernard RI
Mixed media, 28 x 40 cm, £850

Natural History Museum

Varsha Bhatia
Watercolour, 43 x 119 cm, £2,000

Peers' Entrance, Houses of Parliament

Varsha Bhatia
Watercolour, 54 x 54 cm, SOLD

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Artist demonstration
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Artist Workshop
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