Patron: Her Majesty the Queen (1953-2022)

Honorary Member: HRH King Charles III

Yesterday in the gallery….

Here are further images from the exhibition yesterday…

In the Threadneedle Space this year we have a rare opportunity for visitors to view just some of our archives, displayed under glass in the centre. Our Archives are now permanently housed at the V&A in Museum and Art Gallery. Alongside our archives our Candidates‘ collections are displayed. Voting by members takes place at the Annual General Meeting, after which any new members will be announced.









New member in 2018, Tianya Zhou RI, demonstrated his techniques in painting a portrait in watercolour. These images show the intense scrutiny which the artist must give his subject in order to achieve a likeness. Both RI members and visitors quietly and respectfully look on with admiration.

Bob Rudd RI and new member Ann Blockley RI talk to visitors: Bob showing and discussing his sketchbooks and techniques; and Ann offering friendly constructive criticism to visiting artists keen to learn.