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

Crutchley-Margaret-Through-The-Hedgerow.jpg

Through the Hedgerow

Margaret Crutchley

Acrylic
32 x 56 cm (44 x 68 cm framed)
£600
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Dynamic Red

Junwei Dai

Watercolour
35 x 54 cm (50 x 70 cm framed)
£8,000
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It Was Raining That Night

Junwei Dai

Watercolour
60 x 100 cm (90 x 120 cm framed)
£20,000
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Raining

Junwei Dai

Watercolour
100 x 70 cm (126 x 96 cm framed)
£20,000
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Fraser, Paul, Sparklers and the Indian Rain Tree

Janet Darley

Gouache
40 x 50 cm (65 x 75 cm framed)
£750
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Pears

Helen Davison

Watercolour & gouache
38 x 28 cm (40 x 50 cm framed)
£1,200
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Boiled Sweets

Adam De Ville

Watercolour & gouache
38 x 28 cm (46 x 37 cm framed)
£650
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Eighty Two Rounds, One Knock Out

Adam De Ville

Watercolour
38 x 28 cm (46 x 37 cm framed)
£650
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Pleased as Punch

Adam De Ville

Watercolour
38 x 28 cm (46 x 37 cm framed)
£650
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Pine Walks

James Decent

Gouache
20 x 14 cm (37 x 32 cm framed)
£600
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Still Morning

James Decent

Gouache
18 x 26 cm (37 x 45 cm framed)
£750
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After a Full English

Roger Dellar PS RI ROI

Watercolour & white gouache
26 x 26 cm (41 x 41 cm framed)
£595
Dellar-Roger-Coffee-At-Breakfast.jpg

Coffee at Breakfast

Roger Dellar PS RI ROI

Watercolour & white gouache
26 x 26 cm (41 x 41 cm framed)
£595
Dellar-Roger-Hanging-Out-The-Washing.jpg

Hanging Out the Washing

Roger Dellar PS RI ROI

Watercolour & white gouache
30 x 23 cm (47 x 39 cm framed)
£620
Dellar-Roger-Morning-Sun-At-Breakfast.jpg

Morning Sun at Breakfast

Roger Dellar PS RI ROI

Watercolour & white gouache
26 x 26 cm (41 x 41 cm framed)
£595
Dellar-Roger-The-Cook’s-Bike-Crete.jpg

The Cook's Bike, Crete

Roger Dellar PS RI ROI

Watercolour & white gouache
26 x 26 cm (41 x 41 cm framed)
£595
Dellar-Roger-Tourists-At-Lunchtime-Seville.jpg

Tourists at Lunchtime Seville

Roger Dellar PS RI ROI

Watercolour & white gouache
41 x 41 cm (54 x 54 cm framed)
£950
Denny-Gary-Harlequin.jpg

Harlequin

Gary Denny

Acrylic
42 x 60 cm (60 x 80 cm framed)
£1,950
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One of Five

Gary Denny

Gouache
84 x 118 cm (104 x 128 cm framed)
£2,750
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Untitled

Gary Denny

Acrylic
83 x 91 cm (103 x 111 cm framed)
£2,650
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Drapes of Marble (After Albert Moore)

Eloise Dethier-Eaton

Watercolour & marbling
59 x 42 cm (63 x 46 cm framed)
£1,000
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Protea and Kantha

Eloise Dethier-Eaton

Ink & watercolour
56 x 76 cm (62 x 82 cm framed)
£1,500
Dewart-Carol-Lines-Behaving-Badly.jpg

Lines Behaving Badly

Carol Dewart

Gouache
91 x 121 cm (94 x 124 cm framed)
£3,800
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Operation I

Maxine Dodd

Watercolour, pen & ink
27 x 25 cm (47 x 45 cm framed)
£525
Eggleton-Margaret-into-the-light.jpg

Into the Light

Margaret Eggleton

Watercolour & mixed watermedia
28 x 28 cm (44 x 44 cm framed)
£360

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