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This year’s Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition once again showcases the work of many of the UK’s most exciting young painters alongside the work of more established names.

This is an opportunity to explore the evolution of oil painting in this country and its fundamental role in the wider art world.

Founded in 1882, the institute was granted royal status by King Edward VII in 1909 and the work of many celebrated artists have graced their walls, from Alma Tadema, Walter Sickert and Laura Knight, to Henri Fantin-Latour and Auguste Rodin. Today, the institute’s membership includes many of the leading oil painters in the UK, amongst them several Royal Academicians.

The ROI takes a keen interest in encouraging the development of young artists, offering valuable prizes such as The Phyllis Roberts Award (worth £2000) and The Winsor & Newton Young Artist Awards, continuing to lay the foundations for future generations to enjoy and achieve artistic expression in oil painting.

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Mall Galleries

The Mall, London, SW1Y 5BD

020 7930 6844


Opening times

10am to 5pm during exhibitions. Check the website for details before travelling.

To ensure that the gallery environment is as safe as possible, we are continuing with the following safety measures:

  • You will need to book a timed ticket online before visiting the gallery
  • We encourage social distancing
  • Gallery Staff will be wearing face coverings unless they are exempt
  • We encourage our visitors to wear face coverings to protect themselves and others unless they are exempt
  • We provide face masks at the gallery reception
  • There will be a one-way system in place
  • There will be hand sanitising points
  • Toilet facilities are cleaned more regularly
  • The café will remain closed for a while longer
  • The bookshop has been condensed and offers a select range of books and gifts
  • Any payments will be by card, contactless where possible
  • To contribute to the government’s Test and Trace system, we will be collecting and storing visitors’ data for 21 days

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