11am to 5pm

Browse & Buy Now 

1 September 2020 to 12 September 2020
In all three gallery spaces

Booking will be required - watch this space for updates.

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

Make a Donation

Exhibition Admission is usually £5. If you have enjoyed viewing the exhibition online, and could consider making a donation to help us through this period of closure, any amount would be greatly appreciated.

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.

View the whole exhibition online now

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


Self-Portrait, After Frans Hals' 'Young Man Holding A Skull'

Lucy Pulvers
Watercolour & ink, 67 x 49 cm, £350

The Distant Farm

Karen Read Coley
Water-based media, 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

"The Twelve"

David Redfern
Ink wash, 55 x 120 cm, £1,000

Reflection, Derwentwater

Chris Richbell
Watercolour, 34 x 34 cm, £595

What We Lost in the Desert, Refugee Camp, Jordan

Derek Robertson
Watercolour & acrylic, 84 x 103 cm, £4,950

Lakeland Beck, Cumbria

Chris Robinson
Watercolour, 45 x 55 cm, £585


Jean Robinson RI
Watercolour & inks, 54 x 54 cm, £995

In the Pink

Jean Robinson RI
Watercolour & inks, 55 x 63 cm, £995

Jugs & Mugs

Jean Robinson RI
Mixed media, 68 x 55 cm, £995

Summer Reef

Jean Robinson RI
Watercolour & inks, 38 x 38 cm, £400

Windowsill Collection

Jean Robinson RI
Mixed media, 41 x 43 cm, £400


Jean Robinson RI
Watercolour & inks, 57 x 66 cm, £995

I Wrote above the Water, Beside the Sea

Jenny Ross
Acrylic & ink, 77 x 94 cm, £2,000

When I Come Across A Real Ghost, I'm Not Ready

Jenny Ross
Acrylic & ink, 74 x 94 cm, £1,800

For Good Measure

Patricia Rozental
Watercolour, 41 x 59 cm, £795


Anthony Rudd
Pen, ink & watercolour, 93 x 68 cm, £750

Ardalanish, Isle of Mull

Bob Rudd RI
Watercolour, 97 x 127 cm, £4,200


Bob Rudd RI
Watercolour, 60 x 79 cm, £1,750

Cheateau de Chenonceau

Bob Rudd RI
Watercolour, 60 x 59 cm, £1,450

Wiltshire Avon

Bob Rudd RI
Watercolour, 39 x 38 cm, £475

Related events

Special event
16 April 2020
Capture the flow of water in pencil on paper
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Special event
30 April 2020
Drawing the sea via webcam