Annual exhibition

Annual exhibition

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.

Dates & times

28 November to 9 December 2018
10am to 5pm (closes 1pm on final day)

Admission £4, £3 concessions, 50% off for National Art Pass holders, Free for Friends of Mall Galleries, ROI Friends and under 18s.


The Mall Galleries (by Admiralty Arch)
The Mall
London SW1 5BD.

Prizes & Awards

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

The Stanley Grimm Prize – Two awards of £700, to the painters whose work receive the most votes from visitors to the exhibition

The Alan Gourley Memorial Award – £1,000

Winsor & Newton Young Artist 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 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.

Associated events

Other dates

Collection of unsold work: Thursday 13 December, 10am to 5pm