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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Her Retirement Plan

Adam De Ville

Watercolour
46 x 37 cm
£550
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Love on the Ropes

Adam De Ville

Watercolour
81 x 65 cm
£950
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Light in the Living Room

Roger Dellar PS RI ROI

Watercolour
41 x 41 cm
£595
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Quartet

Roger Dellar PS RI ROI

Watercolour
46 x 46 cm
£695
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Raise A Glass

Roger Dellar PS RI ROI

Watercolour
46 x 46 cm
£695
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The Cellist

Roger Dellar PS RI ROI

Watercolour
46 x 46 cm
£695
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Violin Performance

Roger Dellar PS RI ROI

Watercolour
56 x 56 cm
£795
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Visitors at Lucian Freud

Roger Dellar PS RI ROI

Watercolour
46 x 46 cm
£695
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Seal

Gary Denny

Acrylic
115 x 145 cm
£4,500
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Dusk on Aldeburgh Beach

Andrew Dibben

Watercolour
58 x 77 cm
£895
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Gherkin Reflections

Margaret Eggleton

Watercolour
65 x 50 cm
£900
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Allotment

Mark Elsmore RI

Watercolour
57 x 70 cm
£1,200
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Climatological Station, Buxton I

Mark Elsmore RI

Watercolour
43 x 50 cm
£700
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Climatological Station, Buxton II

Mark Elsmore RI

Watercolour
43 x 50 cm
£700
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Last Legs

Mark Elsmore RI

Watercolour
57 x 70 cm
£1,200
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The Gradient of the Land

Mark Elsmore RI

Watercolour
57 x 70 cm
£1,200
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The Nap

Mark Elsmore RI

Watercolour
57 x 70 cm
£1,200
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Connections

Don Farrell RI

Mixed media
53.5 x 63.5 cm
£1,200
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Gently Directed II

Don Farrell RI

Mixed media
43 x 51 cm
£1,100
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Subtle Angles

Don Farrell RI

Mixed media
53.5 x 63.5 cm
£1,200
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By the Window

Pauline Fazakerley RI

Watercolour
54 x 42 cm
£400
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Hog with Birds

Pauline Fazakerley RI

Watercolour
46 x 45 cm
£450
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Lunch for Two

Pauline Fazakerley RI

Watercolour
83 x 64 cm
£1,200
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Shells

Pauline Fazakerley RI

Watercolour
64 x 80 cm
£1,200
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Soft Light

Pauline Fazakerley RI

Watercolour
83 x 64 cm
£1,300