RP Annual Exhibition 2022

Mall Galleries, London


 5 – 14 May 2022


Celebrating the best in contemporary portraiture

The Royal Society of Portrait Painters is delighted to welcome you to their Annual Exhibition 2022, held at Mall Galleries from 5 to 14 May 2022!

This annual exhibition is an occasion for the public to enjoy the Society’s artist members’ most recent works and to discover new talents selected amongst thousands of  applications for this show. It is a celebration of the very best in contemporary portraiture nationally and internationally.

Every year, the RP exhibition offer the opportunity for exhibiting artists to win generous Prizes and Awards. This year, over £40,000 worth of cash Prizes and Awards will be given to the winners, including the RP award (worth £2,000) with the theme of Self-Portrait. Discover last year’s prize-winners.

Each of the 200 portraits is a work of art.  It has been chosen on its merit by our portrait painters making this a showcase of the best of current portraiture.


Commission a Portrait

The selection of work on display, both from its members and from the open selection, makes it the perfect destination for those wishing to commission a portrait. The individuals portrayed span every age and every field of human activity. Portraiture is a fascinating barometer of current trends and holds a mirror up to nature in reflecting life in contemporary Britain.