20 May 2021 to 29 May 2021

11am to 4pm

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In all three gallery spaces

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

The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 209th 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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Selected Works

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

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Reflex 7

Stephen Bragg

Watercolour
47 x 47 cm (75 x 75 cm framed)
£1,350
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Magnificent NG178QL

Julian Bray

Watercolour
62 x 88 cm (80 x 105 cm framed)
£1,800
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Sparrows Squabble at Annesley Hall NG150AS

Julian Bray

Watercolour
54 x 74 cm (71 x 90 cm framed)
£1,800
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Held

Edmond Brooks-Beckman

Watercolour
84 x 60 cm (88 x 64 cm framed)
£1,900
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Santa Teresa, Rio 1

Alan Brown

Acrylic
41 x 51 cm (59 x 69 cm framed)
£850
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Walk in my Shoes

Stephie Butler

Mixed water media
48 x 30 cm (70 x 50 cm framed)
£695
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Armenian Militia

George Butler RI

Pen & ink
42 x 60 cm (50 x 65 cm framed)
£2,800
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Dadivank Monastery

George Butler RI

Pen & ink
42 x 60 cm (50 x 67 cm framed)
£2,800
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Modern Day Trench Warfare

George Butler RI

Pen & ink
60 x 42 cm (67 x 50 cm framed)
£2,800
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Night-time Protests

George Butler RI

Pen & ink
60 x 42 cm (67 x 50 cm framed)
£2,800
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Bargain Hunters

Geoff Butterworth

Pure watercolour
29 x 59 cm (60 x 89 cm framed)
£2,200
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Conversations with the Cat

Geoff Butterworth

Pure watercolour
58 x 41 cm (86 x 68 cm framed)
£2,600
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Isn't Life Peachy...

Geoff Butterworth

Pure watercolour
38 x 59 cm (68 x 86 cm framed)
£2,600
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Isolation...

Geoff Butterworth

Pure watercolour
39 x 59 cm (68 x 86 cm framed)
£1,950
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Dan

Daniel Byrne

Watercolour
26 x 42 cm (46 x 62 cm framed)
£900
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Sonya

Daniel Byrne

Watercolour
36 x 28 cm (56 x 48 cm framed)
£900
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Harvest

Delia Cardnell RI

Watercolour & acrylic
21 x 23 cm (40 x 42 cm framed)
£855
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Horizon

Delia Cardnell RI

Watercolour & acrylic
44 x 33 cm (69 x 58 cm framed)
£975
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Night Sky

Delia Cardnell RI

Watercolour & acrylic
41 x 31 cm (64 x 54 cm framed)
£985
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North Star

Delia Cardnell RI

Watercolour & acrylic
37 x 28 cm (68 x 59 cm framed)
£945
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Sunset

Delia Cardnell RI

Watercolour & acrylic
26 x 26 cm (54 x 54 cm framed)
£875
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The Ridge

Delia Cardnell RI

Watercolour & acrylic
24 x 27 cm (44 x 48 cm framed)
£795
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Kew's Princess of Wales Conservatory

L.C. Cariou

Watercolour
25 x 34 cm (43 x 53 cm framed)
£2,800
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Low Tide at the Edge of The Orwell

Alfie Carpenter

Mixed media collage & acrylic
49 x 75 cm (57 x 83 cm framed)
£885
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Upstream, River Stour

Alfie Carpenter

Mixed media collage & acrylic
42 x 32 cm (50 x 40 cm framed)
£545

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