20 May 2021 to 29 May 2021
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.

 

Discover the prize-winning artists from the exhibition

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Selected Works

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

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Ante Lucem

Martin Caulkin RI

Watercolour
23 x 28 cm (37.5 x 43.5 cm framed)
£595
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Band of Brothers

Martin Caulkin RI

Watercolour
51 x 61 cm (69 x 71 cm framed)
£1,550
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Coastal Lights

Martin Caulkin RI

Watercolour
23 x 38 cm (37.5 x 43.5 cm framed)
£595
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The Citadel

Martin Caulkin RI

Watercolour
33 x 43 cm (49 x 59 cm framed)
£950
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The Island

Martin Caulkin RI

Watercolour
28 x 38 cm (45.5 x 54 cm framed)
£850
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The Map with No North

Martin Caulkin RI

Watercolour
40 x 51 cm (58 x 69 cm framed)
£1,550
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The Tale of Benjamin Bunny

Dawn Chandler

Gouache
23 x 18 cm (34 x 29 cm framed)
£500
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Church Street Tennis

Alex Chilvers

Gouache
41 x 50 cm (51 x 60 cm framed)
£800
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Kitchen View

Alex Chilvers

Gouache
22 x 22 cm (30 x 30 cm framed)
£400
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Betsy May and Big Teddy are very old but they still love each other very much

Desmond Clark

Watercolour
30 x 32 cm (48 x 50 cm framed)
£850
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Oliver's Mill, Burslem

Rosie Clark

Watercolour & white gouache
18 x 25 cm (35 x 42 cm framed)
£415
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Earth Song 1

Ella Clocksin

Watercolour & mixed media
42 x 56 cm (62 x 75 cm framed)
£1,800
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Edie and the Tree

Julie Collins

Watercolour & acrylic
30 x 30 cm (50 x 50 cm framed)
£850
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Original Nathans

Marjorie Collins

Watercolour
54 x 74 cm (77 x 96 cm framed)
£2,000
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Icy Puddles

Gary Cook RI

Ink, watercolour & charcoal
20 x 30 cm (28 x 39 cm framed)
£695
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Juggler

Ian Cook RI

Watercolour
47 x 40 cm (64 x 54 cm framed)
£600
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Jurgen's View?

Gary Cook RI

Ink, watercolour & charcoal
20 x 30 cm (28 x 39 cm framed)
£695
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Life Study 2

Ian Cook RI

Watercolour
60 x 47 cm (73 x 60 cm framed)
£675
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Life Study 3

Ian Cook RI

Watercolour
52 x 65 cm (60 x 73 cm framed)
£675
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Muddy Lane

Gary Cook RI

Ink, watercolour & charcoal
50 x 69 cm (70 x 88 cm framed)
£1,850
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Reader

Ian Cook RI

Watercolour
39 x 46 cm (56 x 64 cm framed)
£600
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Walk in the Park

Gary Cook RI

Ink, watercolour & charcoal
30 x 44 cm (39 x 53 cm framed)
£1,295
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The Staircase

Suzsi Corio

Watercolour, ink & water soluble pencils
29 x 20 cm (40 x 30 cm framed)
£395
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New York Fire Escape

James Cowan

Watercolour
65 x 42 cm (87 x 65 cm framed)
£650
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Bedd y Cawr (The Giant's Grave)

Joseph Coyle

Watercolour & gouache
47 x 15 cm (73 x 33 cm framed)
£3,500

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