1 September 2020 to 12 September 2020

1 to 12 September

11am to 5pm

Open until 7pm on Thursdays - 3 & 10 September

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In all three gallery spaces

£5, Free for Friends of Mall Galleries, RI Friends and under 25s. Concessions available. 

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The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 208th show is the largest exhibition of its kind in the world, showcasing over 400 of the best contemporary water-based media paintings from around the globe. Since its founding in 1831 the RI has become universally recognised as one of the leading art institutes. 

Showing a diversity of styles and techniques, the exhibition is an annual survey of how contemporary artists are using this age-old medium and a great place to pick up vibrant, original works with prices starting from £350.

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The prize-winning works were announced at the beginning of lockdown, and you can view them, along with videos and statements from the winners here.

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Selected Works

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

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Summer Haze Exmoor

Colin Allbrook RSMA RI

Watercolour
35 x 43 cm
£495
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Sunlight in the Shed

Colin Allbrook RSMA RI

Watercolour
65 x 85 cm
£2,000
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The Old Bull

Colin Allbrook RSMA RI

Watercolour
65 x 85 cm
£2,000
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Waiting in the Trees

Colin Allbrook RSMA RI

Watercolour
62 x 46 cm
£1,200
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Welcome Sunshine

Colin Allbrook RSMA RI

Watercolour
46 x 62 cm
£1,200
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Winter on Dartmoor

Colin Allbrook RSMA RI

Watercolour
35 x 43 cm
£495
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Five Broken Shells

Lillias August RI

Watercolour
26 x 50 cm
£490
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Lost Connection

Lillias August RI

Watercolour
46 x 99 cm
£2,700
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Paint Pot

Lillias August RI

Watercolour
45 x 42 cm
£800
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Portrait of a Brush

Lillias August RI

Watercolour
45 x 42 cm
£800
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Ten Small Keys

Lillias August RI

Watercolour
26 x 50 cm
£490
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Tied Up in Knots

Lillias August RI

Watercolour
49 x 110 cm
£2,900
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Hanging Out the Washing, Trinidad

Paul Banning RI RSMA

Watercolour
25 x 30 cm
£900
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Sunlight & Shadows

Paul Banning RI RSMA

Watercolour
25 x 30 cm
£900
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Sunlight & Shadows, Yorkshire Dales

Paul Banning RI RSMA

Watercolour
40 x 48 cm
£590
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Sunlight through the Mahogany Trees, Trinidad

Paul Banning RI RSMA

Watercolour
91 x 76 cm
£2,000
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The Road to Frensham Pond

Paul Banning RI RSMA

Watercolour
91 x 76 cm
£2,000
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Chanctonbury Trees

Greg Becker

Gouache
44 x 35 cm
£450
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Fresh Warm Linen

Kate Bentley

Watercolour
53 x 65 cm
£895
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Above the Rooftops, Ilfracombe

Mike Bernard RI

Mixed media
64 x 78 cm
£1,500
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Bucks Mills, N. Devon

Mike Bernard RI

Mixed media
55 x 55 cm
£850
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Evening Lights, Salcombe

Mike Bernard RI

Mixed media
47 x 50 cm
£750
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Fishermens Cottages, Porlock Weir

Mike Bernard RI

Mixed media
55 x 55 cm
£850
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Ilfracombe, Low Tide

Mike Bernard RI

Mixed media
63 x 76 cm
£1,500
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Looking across to Kingswear at Night

Mike Bernard RI

Mixed media
47 x 50 cm
£750