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The RBA Annual Open Exhibition 2016

Nicholas Verrall - The Ochre Cliffs of Roussillon

Our next Annual Open Exhibition at Mall Galleries will be open from Thursday the 17th of March until Saturday the 2nd of April 2016.

Sourced from member artists and through open submission, the exhibition also includes selected work from schools and colleges around the country, submitted by NADFAS and the Dover Federation for the Arts. The show also includes entries from the four finalists for the Society's prestigious Rome Scholarship award, as well as work by the recipient of the Rome Scholarship from the previous year.

Demonstrations (12 noon to 4pm)

Thursday 17th March
Still Life by Chris Aggs

Friday 18th March
Talk on aquatint by Austin Cole

Monday 21st March
Portrait by James Horton

Tuesday 22nd March
Sketchbooks by Mick Davies and Nick Tidnam

Wednesday 23rd March
Drypoint by Melvyn Petterson

Thursday 24th March
Landscape and architecture by David Sawyer

Thursday 31st March
Acrylics/Mixed media by Mick Davies and Nick Tidnam

All demonstrations are free with admission.

Workshops (11am to 4pm)

Saturday 19th March
Portrait painting with James Horton

Tuesday 29th March
Still Life drawing and painting in oils with Barbara Richardson

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Workshop places cost £60 each and registration is required.

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Evening Event

Tuesday 29th March 6pm to 9pm
Free view of the exhibition followed by a presentation titled 'Exhibition on Screen' by Phil Grabsky founder, creator and producer od seventh-art.

Tour of the Exhibition

Monday 21st March at 4pm
Free tour of the exhibition by James Horton PRBA

RBA Rising Stars 2016– An Investment in the Future

Rosalie Watkins - Morag

In this exhibition The Gallery@Lloyd’s Register, The Royal Society of British Artists and NADFAS are showcasing some of the most talented young artists of today and tomorrow.

The gallery is located in the reception atrium at 71 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 4BS.

Exhibition dates are from Friday the 12th of February to Thursday the 10th of March. Opening times being Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm. The gallery is closed on Saturday and Sunday.

For further details see the Gallery@LR website.

The Small Paintings Group Annual London Exhibition

Ken Howard - Richmond Bridge

Seventeen RBA members who are also members of The Small Paintings Group will be exhibiting at their annual London exhibition at Piers Feetham gallery in Fulham from the 28th of January to the 25th February 2016.

For more details visit the Small Paintings Group website.

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