The Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition 2022 & Events

This week the Annual Exhibition of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters opens to the public at the Mall Galleries on Thursday, 24th November 2022. 

I haven’t been to one since 2019 – so am really looking forward to going this year. This is after the ROI experienced the worst luck possible of having both its 2020 and 2021 exhibitions clobbered by you know what – plus I was avoiding exhibitions pre-surgery last year.

That said, I’m still not attending Private Views (I’m still averse to large crowds indoors), so I’m not going to be visiting until Friday at the earliest so thought I’d take the opportunity today to highlight below

  • the Online Exhibition – which you can view now
  • the many Events – including painting with the ROI members – being held during the Exhibition

ROI Annual Exhibition 2022

Venue: Mall Galleries
Dates: 24 November 2022 to 10 December 2022
Hours: 10am to 5pm
Admission: £5, Free for Friends of Mall Galleries, ROI Friends, under 25s. Concessions available. No booking required.

ROI Online Exhibition

You can view the ROI Online Exhibition of all the artwork selected for the exhibition in 2022 on the Mall Galleries website.

You can also view the ROI Catalogue on ISSUU. This includes images of artwork by members and the complete listing of all the artworks and artists – with media and prices – in the exhibition
Landscape paintings by members of the ROI in the Exhibition Catalogue 2022
(Left clockwise: Andrew King, Julia Hawkins, Tom Stevenson; Right: Nicholas Verrall)

It was very sad to see from the catalogue that the ROI has lost five members in the last year – in alphabetical order

ROI Events at the Annual Exhibition 2022

Some of these events involve painting and hence require some planning ahead of time – so best to highlight BEFORE the exhibition!

Peter Graham ROI Exhibition Tour

Date/Time: Friday 25 November, 1:30pm

Join ROI Member Peter Graham for his whistle stop tour of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition showcasing many of the most celebrated oil painters of our generation -from established and emerging artists. We will go behind the canvas to discover more about the diverse styles of painting in the Institute today. Highlights include award winning paintings and specially selected works for the ‘Changing Times’ theme of show which chronicles the constant cycle of renewal.

Painting Demonstration by Roger Dellar ROI PS RI

Date/Time: Tuesday 29 November, 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Join ROI member, Roger Dellar, for a painting demonstration.

Roger has been doing these demonstrations for years and this is well worth attending. Here he is doing a demo 10 years at the ROI Exhibition in 2012

Roger Dellar demonstration, 17th December 2012
I spectated back in 2012 – and produced this sketch as a result. I can still tell a number of artists in the sketch – from the back of June Mendoza in her blue painting overall on the left to Adebanji Alade (now VPROI) sat in the middle and Haidee-Jo Summers standing to his left – who won the First Prize on the night (see ROI Art Event Evening at the Mall Galleries)
Sketch of The Royal Institute of Oil Painters’ Art Event Evening
at the Mall Galleries 17th December 2012

pen and ink and coloured pencils in Moleskine Sketchbook, 11″ x 16″
© Katherine Tyrrell

ROI Paint Live

Date / Time: Saturday 3 December, 10am to 5pm

Come and take part in the Royal Institute of Oil Painters annual Paint Live competition! A friendly and engaging event where you will have the day to create a painting within a half mile of Mall Galleries.

The area includes some of London’s most iconic places: Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, National Gallery, Leicester Square, Westminster Abbey, St James’s Park and Piccadilly Circus; as well as many smaller streets, squares, parks and views of the Thames.

Entry fee £18, £13 for Friends of the ROI. Book your tickets here!


Previous Exhibitions

As you can see, I’ve been reviewing this exhibition for a very long time (but sadly not in 2020 or 2021). You can find links to my previous reviews of exhibitions below.

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