January Opening for 136th Annual Exhibition

Artist Jim Dunbar, who was elected President of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour in October last year,  presented the awards at the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour 136th Annual Exhibition which recently opened at the Royal Scottish Academy Building in Edinburgh. The exhibition is open until 28 January 2017 and …read more

First Visit to Stirling by RSW

The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour is visiting Stirling for the first time with an open exhibition at the Stirling Smith Gallery from 8 Oct to 20 Nov 2016. The exhibition, which was open to all watercolour artists in Scotland, features paintings by RSW Members alongside works by talented artists from across the …read more

Summer Watercolour Showcase Returns to Forfar

Our 5th Annual Summer Exhibition has returned for a third visit to the Meffan Museum & Art Gallery in Forfar.  The exhibition, which was open to all watercolour artists in Scotland, features over 180 new works by some of Scotland’s leading artists alongside talented young artists from across the country.  A wide variety of subjects and …read more

Royal Support for Scottish Watercolour Painting Continues

HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay has extended his patronage of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW) until April 2020. The RSW was founded in 1878 by a group of artists who wanted to encourage and promote watercolour painting in Scotland.  Queen Victoria granted Royal status in 1888 and continued these …read more

Summer Showcase of Watercolours Returns to Ayr

Our 4th Open Annual Summer Exhibition, featuring leading and emerging Scottish artists,  returns for a second visit to The Maclaurin Art Gallery in Ayr this summer. RSW President, John Inglis said “We’re delighted to have this opportunity to return to Ayrshire, a part of Scotland which has influenced and inspired many artists.  We hope visitors to …read more

An Imaginative Response in Words to Paintings

Words on Canvas Thursday 29 January 2015 5.15pm – 6.45pm Take your imagination on a journey in an evening of poetry and prose inspired by the paintings in the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour 134th Annual Exhibition in the Royal Scottish Academy Building, The Mound, Edinburgh. Travel from one gallery to another, meeting a …read more

Events During the RSW Exhibition

Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour 134th Annual Exhibition Royal Scottish Academy Building, The Mound, Edinburgh.  Until 31 January 2015 Book Making and Book Binding Workshop with Marion Archibald Sunday 25 January 2015 2pm-4.40pm Whether you want to show your own art in another format or make sketchbooks from scratch, artists’ books offer lots …read more

Support our Societies at a Festive Frolic

JOIN US AT THE FESTIVE FROLIC! a celebration of art, music and good company on thursday 18 december 2014 at the Royal Scottish Academy from 5.30 – 7.30 The Presidents and Councils of VAS, SSA and RSW are delighted to invite you to join us at our fundraising party evening, ‘Festive Frolic!’. This is a …read more

Summer Exhibition Opens in Forfar

  Our 3rd Annual Summer Exhibition featuring over 180 paintings by leading and emerging watercolour artists is now on at the The Meffan in Forfar. This is the perfect opportunity to experience watercolour painting in the 21st century and everyone who visits the exhibition is certain to find something to capture their imagination.  The names …read more

Words on Watercolours

At this year’s Annual Exhibition we were delighted to have the chance to collaborate with Words on Canvas, a group of writers who are connected to the National Galleries of Scotland. They visited the exhibition and from the 250 paintings in the show selected one each which inspired them.  Their creative responses have been brought …read more