Oil Painters Show
Running alongside the Brian Dewbury show at the Mall Galleries, but opening a day later and closing a day later, is the Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition. This is the only major national art society that is devoted exclusively to oil painting. Above is Chris Bennett's Orrery (a mechanical device that illustrates the relative positions and motions of the planets and moons in the Solar System in a heliocentric model: CLICK). A number of prizes will be awarded during the show, including the Phyllis Roberts Award of £2,000 for a promising young painter and the Winsor & Newton Under-35 Oil Painting Awards. Admission is £2.50 for adults or £1.50 for silver surfers. Click the title link for more information.