10am to 5pm

11 October 2018 to 20 October 2018
Main Gallery, North Galleries and Threadneedle Space

Admission £4, £3 concessions, 50% off with National Art Pass, Free to Friends of Mall Galleries and under 18s



The sea and the marine environment has so much to offer us all – vast oceans, secluded harbours, sunny beaches, dramatic coastlines and a whole variety of craft, large and small, that ply the waters of the world. It is no wonder that many of us have fond memories associated with being on, or beside, the sea.

Generations of artists have sought inspiration from the sea and that tradition continues today. Our annual exhibition will feature some 400 works, by RSMA members and a new generation of artists who have discovered the fascination of the sea. These works, in a wide range of styles, sizes and media, capture the many moods of the sea and the coast and offer something to delight everyone.

During the exhibition members will be giving free demonstrations in the gallery.


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Exhibiting artists

Selected Works

Shifting Sands

Rachel Thomas
Oil, 92 x 92 cm, £1,450

Invasive Medusae

Rachel Thomson
Cyanotype photogram, 91 x 72 cm, SOLD

Holy Stoning - The Last Days of Sail

Colin Twinn
Oil, 50 x 50 cm, £1,200

Calm before the Storm

Jacque Wakely
Textile, 37 x 45 cm, £540

Seaweed on St Andrews Beach

Jacque Wakely
Textile, 36 x 45 cm, £535

Breathe In

Deborah Walker RI RSMA
Watercolour, 60 x 84 cm, £1,600

Cleaning Brushes

Deborah Walker RI RSMA
Watercolour, 63 x 81 cm, £1,800

Reclaim Recycle

Deborah Walker RI RSMA
Watercolour, 121 x 96 cm, £4,800

Boats at Mylor Harbour

John Walsom ROI
Oil, 76 x 91 cm, £2,800

Thames below Westminster

David Weekes
Acrylic, ink & graphite, 96 x 79 cm, £950

Barge in Topsham

Kim Whitby
Ink, 73 x 127 cm, £650

Going About

Peter Wileman FROI RSMA FRSA
Oil, 98 x 98 cm, £5,250

Right on the Limit

Peter Wileman FROI RSMA FRSA
Oil, 98 x 98 cm, £5,250

The Damp Moon Dock

Tony Williams ARSMA
Oil, 57 x 72 cm, £1,950

The Ghost of the Deaf Rivetter

Tony Williams ARSMA
Oil, 56 x 72 cm, SOLD

The Onlookers

Tony Williams ARSMA
Oil, 57 x 76 cm, £1,950

Unloading the September Shadows

Tony Williams ARSMA
Oil, 60 x 75 cm, £1,950

Istanbul Panorama

Bert Wright PPRSMA
Oil, 61 x 87 cm, £2,500
Wright-Paul-HMS-Vanguard

HMS Vanguard

Paul Wright RSMA
Oil, 64 x 97 cm, £8,500

SMS Von der Tann

Paul Wright RSMA
Acrylic, 59 x 74 cm, £3,000

Steamship and Crocodiles

Paul Wright RSMA
Watercolour, 49 x 64 cm, £3,000

North Sea Study 19

Peter Wylie
Oil, 20 x 25 cm, £950

Sea Swimmers

Diane Young
Scalpel cut watercolour paper over acrylics, 30 x 60 cm, SOLD

Abalone I

Kathryn Zamar
Ceramic, 6 x 33 x 41 cm, £650

Chagos Cascade VII

Kathryn Zamar
Ceramic, 12 x 49 x 49 cm, £600

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