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.

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

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Restored, Returned

Martin Caulkin RI

Watercolour
56 x 76 cm
£2,250
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Silent Feet

Martin Caulkin RI

Watercolour
56 x 76 cm
£2,250
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The Fugitive

Martin Caulkin RI

Watercolour
56 x 76 cm
£2,250
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The Return

Martin Caulkin RI

Watercolour
46 x 63.5 cm
£1,850
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Thistles and Ragwort

Emma Chambers

Watercolour
70 x 90 cm
£650
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Harvest

Felipe Chavez

Pencil & Charcoal
64 x 47 cm
£650
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Contend in Beauty

Xiaoxia Chen

Watercolour
86 x 66 cm
£12,500
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London Fields Lido

Alex Chilvers

Gouache
40 x 49 cm
£700
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December

Kah Wah Chong

Watercolour
71 x 53 cm
£600
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Kid in a Sweetshop

Desmond Clark

Watercolour
48 x 57 cm
£750
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Sunlit Wall

Rosie Clark

Pencil & Charcoal
28 x 30 cm
£410
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Crimson Shoes

Julie Collins

Watercolour
73 x 78 cm
£1,150
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Stardust

Marjorie Collins

Watercolour
76 x 95 cm
£2,500
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Dock Drift

Gary Cook

Pencil & Charcoal
70 x 89 cm
£1,750
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Loom

Gary Cook

Pencil & Charcoal
116 x 88 cm
£2,450
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Julia

Ian Cook RI

Watercolour
60 x 51 cm
£590
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Rider on the Chase

Ian Cook RI

Watercolour
60 x 51 cm
£590
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Sylvia

Ian Cook RI

Watercolour
60 x 51 cm
£590
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Thespians

Ian Cook RI

Watercolour
60 x 52 cm
£590
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Nevsky Traffic

James Cowan

Watercolour
88 x 64 cm
£800
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The Red Truck

James Cowan

Watercolour
63 x 70 cm
£650
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Warm Sunshine

Yuxin Cui

Watercolour
90 x 110 cm
£3,000
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Nude Descending a Staircase (Balance)

David Cuthbert

Watercolour
47 x 44 cm
£750
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Fairyland Series 1

Junwei Dai

Watercolour
72 x 52 cm
£5,000
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Fairyland Series 2

Junwei Dai

Watercolour
72 x 52 cm
£5,000