Patron HM Queen Elizabeth II

Hon. Member HRH the Prince of Wales

The home of British Watercolour painting since 1831

Our Heritage

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Our Members

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What’s On?

Explore our latest programme of forthcoming RI Workshop events for amateur and professional atists in 2016Learn more


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Leathersellers Award
Escoda Brushes Barcelona Award
Shenzhen International Biennial Award
John Purcell Paper Prize
Schminke Award
The Cass Art Prize
Winsor & Newton RI Award
Neil Meacher RI Sketchbook Award
Matt Bruce Memorial Award
Debra Manifold Memorial Award
Frank Herring Award