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The Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI)

The Royal Institute of Oil Painters was founded in 1882 and is the only major British art Society that promotes and exhibits work of the highest standard exclusively in the Oils. The ROI provides a centre of excellence and encouragement to all who love this robust medium and is based at the Mall Galleries, London SW1.

The ROI Annual Open Exhibition is held annually in November/December when non-members are afforded the opportunity to exhibit alongside established ROI members.

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ROI 2021 Annual Exhibition – Prize winners

ROI 2021 Annual Exhibition – Prize winners

The Royal Institute of Oil Painters and Mall Galleries would like to congratulate all prizewinners and give a special thank you to all our prize-givers. The Art Academy Portrait Prize Belinda Wrigley - 'Scarlet Clouds' The opportunity for a student at The Art Academy...

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ROI 2021 Annual Exhibition

ROI 2021 Annual Exhibition

'Dawn Hoar Frost' By Nicholas Verrall ROI The Royal Institute of Oil Painters presents this year’s annual exhibition which opens to the public at the Mall Galleries in central London on November 24th and runs until December 5th. The exhibition showcases the work of...

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ROI 2021 Annual Exhibition – Discover more!

ROI 2021 Annual Exhibition – Discover more!

The Royal Institute of Oil Painters and Mall Galleries are hosting some great events as part of this year's annual exhibition. Tour of the exhibition with Peter Graham ROI Date: Thursday 25th November A modern tradition of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual...

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ROI Annual Exhibition

Find out more about the ROI Annual Exhibition which takes place at the Mall Galleries in London. This year’s Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition opens on November 24th and once again showcases the work of many of the UK’s most exciting young painters alongside the work of more established names. 

ROI Friends

Our Friends are very important to the ROI and it is a great way to engage with the society with a selection of events organized annually and exclusively for Friends to spend time with ROI members, such as painting picnics and studio tours to name but a few.

ROI Spotlight

In our Spotlight section you can discover articles which explore in greater depth the activities of ROI members and the society as a whole, including studio video tours, featured projects and insights into member’s artisitic practices.

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