The RBA Annual Exhibition 2021

This show has been a great success – thanks to the teamwork involved.

We are grateful to the artists, the Selection Committee, the Hanging Committee and the Mall Galleries staff, for all pulling together to create a memorable event!

The works are shared between the three galleries in the Mall:

Hanging the show in the East Gallery





The East Gallery





Hanging the Show in the North Gallery




The North Gallery




Hanging the Show in the West Gallery





The West Gallery







Our Special Thanks to:

Meg Dutton leader of our Hanging Team


Terry Watts our RBA Photographer

2021 RBA Award Winners

Prize winning work from the Royal Society of British Artists. Follow this exciting journey and view the prize winning works from the 2021 exhibition





‘Three Things’ by Emily Gillbanks Winner of the de Laszlo Foundation Prize
‘Inside the Glasshouse’ by Meg Dutton VPRBA Winner of The Artist Magazine Award
‘Grandad’ by Charlotte Crosby Winner of The Arts Society Star Student Award
‘Deadly Sins’ by Coco Huang Winner of the RBA President’s Star Students Award
‘The Soldier’ by Lesley Hilling Winner of the Nathan David Award for Sculpture
‘Seaside Festival Tulips’ by Margaret Foreman Winner of the Dry Red Press Award
‘Solent Sparkle’ by Paula Mitchell Winner of the Frinton Frames Award & the Gordon Hulson Memorial Prize
‘Citrus in Manibus’ by Samuel Owusu Achiaw Winner of Hahnemuhle Fine Art UK Award
‘Fire and Dust’ by Steven Outram RBA Winner of the Michael Harding Award (I)
‘Sons of Borias’ by Paul Slater Winner of the Michael Harding Award (II)’ by
‘Flood and Ice, Belair Park, West Dulwich’ by Mark McLaughlin Winner of the Peter Kelly Commemorative Prize
‘Storm Passing’ by Roger Cromwell Winner of the Ronald Morgan Memorial Award
‘Contemplation’ by Stephen Price Winner of the Patron’s Prize (Joint Winner)
‘Artist’s Mother’ by Callum Stannard RBA Winner of the Patron’s Prize (Joint Winner)
‘Blackfriars’ by Will Taylor RBA Winner of the Stuart Southall Print Prize
‘Sunset in the Cypress Grove’ by Andrii Kateryniuk Winner of the Surgeon’s Prize
‘A Miracle Called Horace’ by Joseph Dupre Winner of the Geoffrey Vivis Memorial Award
‘Lockdown 3’ by Brian Hodgson Winner of the Winsor & Newton Painting Award
‘Man in a Red Chair’ by Owain Hunt Winner of the John Lynn Commemorative Award for a Young Artist

To watch video interviews with the Prize winners
Part One:

Part Two:

Part Three:

Part Four:

RBA Spring News 2021

The RBA Exhibition is now online and looking good! Let’s hope that we will be able to see it at the Mall Galleries in April – for most of us it has been a very long time since we visited any exhibition in person, so fingers crossed.

Meanwhile, there are some great online shows at the moment and here are a few:

At the Chappel Galleries there is the Winter Exhibition 2021, “Portraits and People in Paintings”, although they are hoping to open the gallery from the 12th April. Hon RBA member Shanti Panchal is one of the featured artists and he gives a really fascinating talk about his life and paintings on video, which can be seen here:

The Gallery is at 15 Colchester Road, Chappel, Essex CO6 2DE


Anthony Yates has a solo show at the Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold, called ‘Out of Darkness’ which until the 27th March can be seen here:

The exhibition highlights 25 of Tony’s works that includes sketchbook studies as well as works new and a few previously seen elsewhere, which all fit well together.


Another online exhibition is Melissa Scott-Miller ‘London Paintings’ at the Twenty Twenty Gallery in Ludlow. The show takes you on a walk from Mayfair through to Tower Hamlets, interspersed with views of Islington back gardens


Melissa also has a video ‘Backs of Houses’ which is on the RBA page on the Mall Galleries website, but can also be viewed here:

Hon RBA Ken Howard OBE RA has his second solo exhibition with
The Portland Gallery, 3 Bennet street · London SW1A 1RP
from 25th March – 16th April


The Geedon Gallery, Jaggers, Colchester CO5 7DN, is holding its
Spring Exhibition 2021 from the 27th March – 11th April.

Included are works by some of our RBA Members:




News from some of the RBA RISING STARS:

Merlin Bateman-Paris had his work ‘Portrait of a Clown’ included in the Pastel Society Annual Exhibition:

And our RBA Exhibition 2021 contains works from several of our
RBA RISING STARS past and present: