How to Exhibit with The RBA

The annual open exhibition of the society takes place in early spring. The exhibition includes works from both members and non-members and represents all mediums including sculpture and original prints. (Photography or digitally enhanced images are not accepted)

The 301st Annual Open Exhibition 2018

Registration and digital submission opens
Monday 4 September 2017, 12 noon

Registration and digital submission closes
Friday 8 December 2017, 12 noon

Notification of pre-selection
Monday 11 December, 10am – 5pm

Notification of pre-selection posted
Friday 15 December, 12 noon

Saturday 20 January 2018, 10am – 5pm

For pre-selected works only

Notification of acceptance posted
Tuesday 23 January 2018, 12 noon

Collection of unaccepted work
Thursday 25 January 2018, 10am – 5pm

Private View
Tuesday 20 March 2018, 11am – 8pm

Exhibition opens to public
Wednesday 21 March 2018, 10am – 5pm

Exhibition closes
Saturday 31 March 2018, 2pm


Online registration will open 12 noon on 4th September 2017 through the Mall Galleries website by following the link below:

Online registration opened at 12 noon on the 4th September 2017.

Digital image submission and pre-selection

Once you have registered and obtained an artist login, you can upload a digital image of each work you plan to submit and they will be assessed by our selectors. If a work passes this initial assessment you will be invited to bring it along to the Mall Galleries on the ‘Receiving Days’ for final selection. This pre-selection process can help avoid any unnecessary framing or transportation costs into London.

The requirements for digital images are…

  • Image files must be in JPG format at no more than 1MB in size
  • The system will accept varying resolutions and image dimensions


  • Submission fee: £15 per work payable at the time of submitting (£10 per work for artists aged 35 or under)
  • A maximum of six works can be submitted, three of which can be original framed prints
  • A maximum of four works may be selected by the Selection Committee
  • Acceptable media: Any medium including sculpture and original prints (please detail edition and how many are available)
  • Works should not be larger than 2.4m along the longest dimension
  • All works must be exhibition ready
  • All works must be for sale and not previously exhibited
  • Minimum price: £300 (framed prints: £180, unframed prints: £120)

Full Terms and Conditions can be found here.


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