The Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI)
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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 in December when non-members are afforded the opportunity to exhibit alongside established ROI members.

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Congratulations to our newly elected members!

Congratulations to our newly elected members!

Following recent elections at the ROI AGM we have the great pleasure to announce the following new full members of the ROI: Michael J Ashcroft ROI Julia Hawkins ROI Tom Stevenson ROI We are also delighted that we have four newly elected Associate members. Amanda...

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ROI 2020 Annual Exhibition – Discover more!

ROI 2020 Annual Exhibition – Discover more!

The Royal Institute of Oil Painters and Mall Galleries are hosting some great online events and articles which will allow you to discover more about the current exhibition and some of the ROI members. Video tour of the exhibition with Peter Graham ROI A modern...

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ROI 2020 Annual Exhibition – Prize winners

ROI 2020 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 full exhibition can be viewed on the Mall Galleries website. Prize Winner Work The Stanley Grimm Prize (II)...

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ROI Annual Exhibition

Find out more about the ROI Annual Exhibition which takes place at the Mall Galleries in London, usually late November through to early December. There are many prizes on offer and it is a fabulous opportunity for non-members to exhibit their work alongside ROI members.

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.

ROI Spotlight

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