The ROI, The Mall Galleries, London, SW1

Tel : 020 7930 6844


The Royal Institute of Oil Painters

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.

Annual Exhibition
Posted Nov 24th 2014
Wed 10 - Sun 21 December 2014, 10am to 5pm (closes 1pm on final day)

The ROI Annual Exhibition is a showcase for many of the finest practitioners of the Art of Oil Painting today. It also gives a taste of things to come in the form of work shown by up and coming artists including celebrating and recognising fresh talent emerging through the Winsor & Newton Young Artists award. The Royal Institute of Oil Painters is the only society dedicated to this robust and versatile medium.

Admission £3, £2.50 concessions (Free to Mall Galleries Friends, ROI Friends, National Art Pass holders and under 18s)

For a list of events during the exhibition, click here

Annual Exhibition

Review - 2013 Annual Exhibition of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters
Posted Nov 21st 2014

I walked into the 2013 Annual Exhibition of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters to find some very colourful "come and look at me" paintings on the far walls of the West Gallery.

It was quite clear that this was going to be a very different experience to the last exhibition I reviewed. (see Review: NEAC Annual Exhibition 2013). I can probably do no better than show you what some of the walls look like.

You can read the full article here.

North Gallery

David Curtis ROI RSMA Exhibition
Posted Nov 11th 2014
Ends Nov 15th

David Curtis ROI RSMA currently has a fabulous one man show at The Richard Hagen Gallery in Broadway. The show is on until the 15th November and all the works in the exhibition can be viewed online at

David will also be demonstrating at Art in Action in 2015 (July 16th – 19th July) and will be at the Patchings Festival in June where he will be one of the judges for the Artist and Leisure Painter open competition.

David will be one of the member artists demonstrating at the popular ROI Events evening this year which takes place at the Mall Galleries during the ROI annual show (December 16th, 6pm-9pm.) More details about this exciting evening coming soon!

To learn more about David’s superb art, please visit his site at

“Moorings at Hayton, Chesterfield Canal” by David Curtis ROI RSMA