Annual Show Information

Annual Show Information

Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition 2016

'Red Still Life' - painting by Peter Graham ROI

‘Red Still Life’ – by Peter Graham ROI

Dates & times

30 November to 11 December 2016
10am to 5pm (closes 1pm on final day)


Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1

Exhibition overview

The Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition has a well earned reputation for attracting highly exciting young exhibitors, alongside the much admired, more established member artists. This year the trend will continue, with new artists and new discoveries waiting to be made.

The exhibition gives visitors the opportunity to see the many and varied ways in which artists use oil paint today, from a traditional approach to this highly technical media through to more innovative uses of material, style and content.

Offering valuable prizes such as The Phyllis Roberts Award (worth £2,000) and The Winsor & Newton Young Artist Awards, the ROI continues to lay the foundations for future generations to enjoy and achieve artistic expression with this most adaptable and durable medium. Also, with all works for sale, it offers the chance to add new and original works to your collection. You can view many of the exhibits online on the Mall Galleries website.

Image of ROI selection day

ROI Selection day

Important Dates

  • Exhibition Open: Wednesday 30 November, 10am to 5pm
  • Exhibition Closes: Saturday 11 December, 1pm
  • Unsold Collection: Thursday 15 December, 10am to 5pm

 Prizes & Awards

There are many prizes and awards available to win, including:

  • The Alan Gourley Memorial Award – £1,000
  • Winsor & Newton Oil Painters Awards (for artists aged 35 or under) – First Prize: £1,000 / Second Prize: £600 / Third Prize: £400 worth of Winsor & Newton Fine Art Materials
  • Winsor & Newton Non-Member Award – £150 worth of Winsor & Newton Fine Art Materials
  • The DAS Award – £500 and Bristol Blue Glass Bowl
  • The Le Clerc Fowle Medal
  • L. Cornelissen & Son – a contemporary version of a Victorian Oil Painter’s equipment
  • Frank Herring Easel Award – an easel
  • The Menena Joy Schwabe Memorial Award – £250
  • The Phyllis Roberts Award – £2,000
  • The Artist Magazine Award – a feature in The Artist magazine
  • The Dry Red Press Award – The winning work will be published as a greeting card in the Dry Red Press ‘Prize Winners’ range, with royalties from the sale of the cards going to the artist.