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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Where the Bees Live

David Poxon RI

Watercolour
75 x 75 cm
£2,450
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'The Frugal Repast', After Picasso

Lucy Pulvers

Watercolour
67 x 49 cm
£450
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Self-Portrait 1

Lucy Pulvers

Watercolour
86 x 66 cm
£550
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Self-Portrait, After Frans Hals' 'Young Man Holding A Skull'

Lucy Pulvers

Watercolour
67 x 49 cm
£350
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The Distant Farm

Karen Read Coley

Watercolour
44 x 44 cm
£490
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Jug and Eggs

Sue Read RI

Watercolour
12 x 9 cm
£700
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Row of Pears

Sue Read RI

Watercolour
9 x 12 cm
£750
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Three Apples

Sue Read RI

Watercolour
12 x 10 cm
£600
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Three Bowls

Sue Read RI

Watercolour
11 x 12 cm
£750
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Three Pears

Sue Read RI

Watercolour
11 x 9 cm
£550
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"The Twelve"

David Redfern

Pencil & Charcoal
55 x 120 cm
£1,000
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Reflection, Derwentwater

Chris Richbell

Watercolour
34 x 34 cm
£595
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What We Lost in the Desert, Rufugee Camp, Jordan

Derek Robertson

Watercolour
84 x 103 cm
£4,950
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Lakeland Beck, Cumbria

Chris Robinson

Watercolour
45 x 55 cm
£585
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Drifting

Jean Robinson RI

Watercolour
54 x 54 cm
£995
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In the Pink

Jean Robinson RI

Watercolour
55 x 63 cm
£995
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Jugs & Mugs

Jean Robinson RI

Mixed media
68 x 55 cm
£995
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Summer Reef

Jean Robinson RI

Watercolour
38 x 38 cm
£400
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Windowsill Collection

Jean Robinson RI

Mixed media
41 x 43 cm
£400
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Windswept

Jean Robinson RI

Watercolour
57 x 66 cm
£995
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I Wrote above the Water, Beside the Sea

Jenny Ross

Acrylic
77 x 94 cm
£2,000
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When I Come Across A Real Ghost, I'm Not Ready

Jenny Ross

Acrylic
74 x 94 cm
£1,800
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For Good Measure

Patricia Rozental

Watercolour
41 x 59 cm
£795
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Gossamer

Anthony Rudd

Pencil & Charcoal
93 x 68 cm
£750
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Ardalanish, Isle of Mull

Bob Rudd RI

Watercolour
97 x 127 cm
£4,200