The 142nd Open Annual Exhibition of the RSW.

Great to be a part of the 142nd Open Annual Exhibition of the RSW

Watercolour, Peter Quinn RWS, Evening Oaxaca, Mexico 2019.

The 142nd Open Annual Exhibition of the he Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour runs at the Royal Scottish Academy Building on the Mound, Edinburgh, until February 16. In the spacious Upper Galleries, the show features over 300 paintings by RSW members and other artists who responded to the call for open submissions from Scotland, the UK and around the world. It is a showcase of best painting in Scotland in watercolour and water-based media.

Visit the exhibition in person at the RSA Building, Princes Street, Edinburgh, open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12noon-5pm, admission free, catalogue £6. Closed Wednesday 1st February.

More detail here.


Peter Quinn R.W.S., Balloons and Bubbles, Oaxaca, Mexico

15th October 2022 – 12 November 2022

Union Gallery, 4 Drumsheugh Place, Edinburgh, EH3 7PT

FabrianoinAcquarello is an annual international watercolour convention which takes place over 5 days in the town of Fabriano, Italy, origin of the world-famous paper.

Every May, over 80 countries, from every corner of the globe, each showcase 15 artists working in watercolour to represent their country. The result is a diverse and culturally rich exhibition, attended by over 1,500 artists.

Scotland has been represented by 15 different artists every year since 2017 and this exhibition at the UNIONgallery is comprised of Scotland’s paintings from 2020, 2021 and 2022 which were included virtually in the FabrianoinAcquarello exhibition but not seen in person.

To view the full collection of work click here

FabrianoinAcquarello runs 15.10.2022 – 12.11.2022.

The RSW 141st Annual Exhibition

Great to be a part of the the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour 141st Annual Exhibition.

Details here
RSA Upper Galleries Edinburgh, December 11th – 27th 2021

Mon – Sat: 10am – 5pm daily
Sun: Noon – 5pm
(December 24th: 10am – 4pm) Closed on 25th & 26th December

Tickets at: Or at the door.

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RSA Annual Exhibition

VW Beetle, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico watercolour on paper 51x69cm Peter Quinn RWSThe 194th Annual Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy is online only this year. Find it here.

The exhibition is available to view entirely online, with accompanying detailed commentary from exhibiting artists. The RSA Annual Exhibition is the most extensive exhibition of contemporary art and architecture in Scotland. Having been a mainstay of the academy’s calendar since its inception 193 years ago, the Annual Exhibition has evolved over the years, providing a platform for Scottish art alongside international artists, often including topical or political elements, to give an uncensored, independent voice to artists.

Find my painting in the artists section.