Great to be a part of the 142nd Open Annual Exhibition of the RSW
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.
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.
As tradition, the Biennial invited the President Angus McEwan RWS AWI NWS RSW RGI IMWA SDWS, with his solo show “Transient” and all the 14 Members of the international Jury panel, all of them international Watercolour Masters, to exhibit their paintings in the “Jury Members Show” along the Biennial exhibition at Paper and Watermark Museum – Fabriano -Italy (July 16 > Semptember 30, 2022).
Furthermore, the “Fabriano Watercolor 2022” International Biennial Prize will be guesting the exhibition “Teatros” by the Spanish painter Pedro Cano, Fabriano’s honorary citizen and jury member in the Biennial Prize, 2012 edition.
London Lives Opening this Thursday | 30 June – 10 July
Join us in celebrating London with this vibrant exhibition of paintings and original prints by members of the Royal Watercolour Society and Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers inspired by ‘The Big Smoke’.
Bankside Gallery Gallery of the Royal Watercolour Society & the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers Thames Riverside 48 Hopton Street London SE1 9JH Open daily 11am – 6pm Admission Free
This exhibition is made up of a brilliant selection of paintings and original prints, all of which have been very generously donated by artists of the Royal Watercolour Society (RWS) and Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE).
We hope that you enjoy this collection and find an artwork to treasure, while supporting such an important cause.
In this time when families are being torn apart, a time of such great courage in the face of death and destruction, art seems such a frivolity. Creativity, however, is one of the things that makes us human, it allows us to communicate and to celebrate our power in the face of oppression. We would like to make it a practical force for good and use it to raise desperately needed aid funding in this European humanitarian crisis.
‘This exhibition of works by Members of the Royal Watercolour Society showcases paintings created in the very recent present alongside those at the earliest points in their career, and everything in between. The display promises to provide visitors with a rare insight into the development of each artist’s creative output, as well as the opportunity to take a piece of work home, whether from now or then.’