What's On Exhibitions The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours Banner: Detail of Decommissioned, 35 x 93cm, Watercolour by Lillias August © The Artist This exhibition celebrates the very best of contemporary watercolour. Since its foundation in 1831, the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI) has promoted the essentially English art of watercolour. The RI is one of the oldest and most respected watercolour societies in the world. In 1883 Queen Victoria granted the Institute a Royal Warrant. Today, Her Majesty the Queen is Patron and HRH Prince of Wales is an Honorary Member. Formed to exhibit the best of progressive watercolours, the RI showcases a diversity of styles and techniques, from traditional uses of the medium to more experimental and innovative paintings. All the paintings will be available to purchase. 13 July - 20 October 2019£5 Day Pass or £7.50 Annual Pass | Under 18s Free Save time when you visit and buy an Annual Pass online in advance.