Patron: Her Majesty the Queen (1953-2022)

Honorary Member: HRH King Charles III

207th Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours Exhibition

The 207th Exhibition of the Royal Institute will be held as in previous years at the Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1, from 3-18 April, open 10am to 5pm daily. 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 just over 38%.

The exhibition will feature a wide variety of talks and demonstrations by RI Members and the presentation of many Awards and Prizes, including three new awards: the Baohong Artists’ Watercolour Award, the Chaoshan Watercolour Award and the Richard Plincke RI Prize for Colour.

For a full list of prizes and awards please visit the exhibitions page under RI 2018 – How to enter :

The Exhibition will be officially opened at the Private View on Tuesday 2 April by art critic, writer and broadcaster Anthony J. Lester; and the RI President Rosa Sepple RI.

This year’s exhibition promises to be another cornucopia of light, colour and texture not to be missed!

Image: collage of Members’ paintings in the 207th RI Exhibition