2 - 31 October 2015
Bankside Gallery

The RWS Autumn Exhibition: Watercolour Journeys, explores one of the medium’s most fundamental qualities; its portability.  Our artists have taken their palettes to the mountains of Nepal, tributaries of East Anglia, the Army bases of Afghanistan, the rocky cliffs of Pembrokeshire and the wilds of Texas, amongst many others.  The ability to paint en plein air enables artists working in water-based media to create work that is immediate and inextricably linked to their surroundings.  The notion of a journey, however, is not limited to physical travel, all artists are on a metaphorical journey of sorts, from one idea to the next, building on and expanding their practice.  This exhibition will look at both of these definitions and demonstrate the diversity and central position of watercolour.


The RWS is delighted to welcome Norman Ackroyd RA as Guest Artist, whose travels to the wildest and most remote regions of the United Kingdom have produced highly spontaneous and lively watercolours.  Ackroyd will be speaking about his work at Bankside Gallery during this exhibition, an opportunity not to be missed.