Patron: Her Majesty the Queen (1953-2022)

Honorary Member: HRH King Charles III

The Lightbox Exhibition Open Day

The Lightbox, Woking plays host to an exhibition by artists from the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI).

The exhibition which opened on Saturday 13 July shows the very best of contemporary paintings from one of the most respected societies in the world. The RI was founded in 1831 and in 1883 Queen Victoria granted the ‘Institute’ a Royal Warrant. Today Her Majesty the Queen is Patron and HRH Prince of Wales is an Honorary Member. Formed to exhibit the best of progressive watercolours, the RI showcases a diversity of styles and techniques, from traditional uses of the medium to the more experimental and innovative paintings.

RI President, Rosa Sepple, said “We were delighted to have been invited by Peter Hall, Exhibitions Manager at this prestigious venue in Woking. I am sure that visitors will appreciate the paintings on show. Most people think of watercolour as a ‘wishy washy’ landscape or seascape, this exhibition will prove otherwise”.

Earlier this year the RI released their first book ‘Then & Now’, a 170 page, hardback book about their history with profiles on all its current Members. This will be available from the bookshop during the exhibition which closes 20 October.

The Lightbox is open Tuesday – Saturday 10.30am-5.00pm and Sundays 11.00am-4pm. Last Thursday in every month 10.30am-8.30pm, closed on Bank Holidays. For further information go to