The RWS has a rich and fascinating history and our Archive & Diploma Collection comprising artworks and documents associated with its artists since the formation of the Society in 1804, demonstrates this.
For the first time in January 2019 paintings, letters, photographs and countless other forms of historic ephemera will go on display in an exhibition at Bankside Gallery to raise awareness of the importance of the Royal Watercolour Society to the past, present and future of British art.
Accompanying this will be an auction of works by contemporary members and a secret postcard sale of works by countless influential British artists. All proceeds from sales will facilitate the renovation of the new RWS gallery space at Whitcomb Street, just off Trafalgar Square.
The RWS Secret Postcard Sale is kindly supported by Cotswold Mounts.