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EXHIBITIONS

Forthcoming Exhibitions

Information and listings for exhibitions featuring members of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours in 2019

207th Exhibition of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours

The 207th Exhibition of the Royal Institute is currently showing at the Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1, from 3-18 April, open 10am to 5pm daily, closing at 5pm on the final day. The RI was formed to exhibit the best watercolours and to show non-members’ works alongside the individual collections by Members, a policy that is upheld today. Works by Candidates seeking membership will also be prominently displayed and this year we set a new record for non-members’ paintings of  38%.

The exhibition will feature a wide variety of talks, demonstrations and events with RI Members:

3 AprilBob Rudd RI will be showing his sketchbooks and answering questions about his work and techniques; visitors are invited to have a portfolio review with Ann Blockley RI; Tianya Zhou RI will be painting in the gallery; Naomi Tydeman RI and Lillias August RI will be available to answer visitors’ questions.

4 April – Jean Noble RI SWA will be showing her sketchbooks and answering questions about her work; and visitors are invited to have a portfolio review with Steven Allan Griffiths RI.

5 AprilIan Sidaway RI will be showing his sketchbooks and answering questions about his work and techniques; and Geoffrey Wynne RI will be available to answer visitors’ questions.

6 April – Visitors are invited to bring in a small portfolio of your work for a Critique with Ann Kilvington RI; Rosa Sepple PRI and Jean Robinson RI will available to answer visitors’ questions.

8 AprilRoger Dellar RI PS ROI will be demonstrating his watercolour technique in the gallery and answering questions.

9 AprilPainters’ Question Time with Rosa Sepple PRI, Shirley Trevena RI, Jean Noble RI SWA and Ian Sidaway RI, answering your questions on everything to do with water media and the Institute at 2.30pm; while Jean Robinson RI is available to answer visitors’ questions all day.

Winsor & Newton present an evening event from 6-8pm in Celebration of Water Colour which will give you the opportunity to:

  • Make your own watercolour paint with their expert chemists
  • View a selection of archive material that has been collected by Winsor & Newton since 1835
  • Meet with members of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours
  • Watch Ian Sidaway RI and Roger Dellar PS RI ROI painting live
  • Meet professional artists and learn about watercolour techniques
  • Have a go at painting with Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour paint including the newly launched Cadmium Free and new Water Colours with mediums and paper

Please follow the link to BOOK TICKETS to this event:  www.mallgalleries.org.uk/whats-on/events/celebration-water-colour-with-winsor-newton-2019

10 AprilJean Noble RI SWA leads  two tours of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 207th Exhibtion. First tour: 11.30am /  Second tour: 2.30pm

11 AprilVice President Robin Hazlewood VPRI will lead two tours of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 207th Exhibtion. First tour: 11.30am /  Second tour: 2.30pm; and visitors are invited to have a portfolio review with Jean Noble RI SWA

12 AprilChristopher Forsey RI will be demonstrating his watercolour techniques in the gallery and answering questions; and Ian Sidaway RI will showing his sketchbooks and answering questions about his work and techniques.

13 AprilPaul Banning RI RSMA will be demonstrating their watercolour techniques in the gallery and answering questions; while Rosa Sepple PRI and Jean Robinson RI will available to answer visitors’ questions.

16 April Painters’ Question Time with Rosa Sepple PRI, Lillias August RI, Jean Noble RI SWA and Ian Sidaway RI and Robin Hazlewood VPRI, answering your questions on everything to do with water media and the Institute at 2.30pm.

17 AprilJean Noble RI SWA will be showing her sketchbooks and answering questions about her work.

18 AprilJean Robinson RI will available to answer visitors’ questions.

 

For a full list of prizes and awards please visit the exhibitions page under RI 2019 – How to enter : /http://royalinstituteofpaintersinwatercolours.org/ri-2019-how-to-enter/

Also, for the duration of the exhibition, there will be a display of photographs and documents from the extensive RI Archives, which have been gathered together over the last three years and are now housed at the V&A in London.

 

 

2019 PRIZE WINNERS

Award Winner Work
The Winsor & Newton Award (£3,000) Tianya Zhou RI Tibetan Ama (407)
The Winsor & Newton Product Prize Felipe Chavez Building a Stalker (73)
The ArtsBox Solo Prize Deborah Walker RI RSMA Group of work (374 – 379)
The Leathersellers’ Prize Junwei Dai Tuscan Sunshine (92)
The Matt Bruce RI Memorial Award Tim Gustard The Little Pasta Tin (157)
The James Fletcher-Watson RI Award Geoffrey Wynne RI Revolution in the Academy (395)
The Baohong Artists’ Watercolour Paper Prize for a Member Harry Price RI Medieval Fishpond, Baddesley Clinton (292)
The Baohong Artists’ Watercolour Paper Prize for a Non-Member Juliette Losq Corpus (220)
The Chaoshan Watercolour Award Pauline Fazakerley RI The Old Booking Hall (119)
The Neil Meacher RI Watercolour Award Matthew Phinn Runswick Bay (279)
The Cass Art Prize Zi Ling Bridge (217)
The Richard Plincke RI Prize for Colour Delia Cardnell RI Evening Light (60)
The John Purcell Paper Prize John Wiltshire Us and You with a Ring of Salt (386)
The Debra Manifold RI Memorial Award Gary Denny Celt (100)
The Dry Red Press Award Julia Trickey The Last Rose (369)
The Escoda Barcelona Award Lillias August RI Empty Nests (9)
The Frank Herring Easel Award Yellon Ran Huang The City You and I Live In – 2A (178)
The Megan Fitzoliver Brush Award Lillias August RI Empty Nests (9)
The Schmincke Prize Paul Murray Hillside Thaw (245)
The Anthony J Lester Art Critic Award David Gleeson The Vanishing Museum: Kelvingrove (140)

 

 

The 2o7th Exhibition of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours also marks the release of a new 170 page hardback book covering the history of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI). Published by Halsgrove Publishing, the book reveals its unique history, the reasons for its departure from the Society of Painters in Water-Colours, their formation in 1831, the opening of the prestigious gallery in Piccadilly and their rise to become one of the most prestigious art institute’s in the world.

‘Then and Now’

‘Then and Now’ has taken two years to research and compile and is the first book about the Institute and its current Members with a fascinating history written by Anthony J Lester, Hon. RMS, FRBA, FRSA, writer, broadcaster, fine art consultant, curator, collector/researcher on British art. The book contains many historical images from the extensive archives and a list of every Member since its inception. It also features RI members’ biographies written by Adrian Hill, fine art dealer at Adrian Hill Fine Art, with images of current members and examples of their work.

The book will be available during the exhibition at the Mall Galleries bookshop, London from 2 April 2019 and is priced at £34.99. 

 

 

The Lightbox                     

An exhibition by Members of the RI

Saturday 13 July – Sunday 20 October 2019

The Lightbox, Chobham Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 4AA

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