RSMA Exhibition 2021
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RSMA 2021 exhibition events and demonstrations

See below for events or demonstrations to be held during the exhibition.

The following RSMA members will be demonstrating on selected days during the 2021 RSMA Exhibition.

Please come along to watch, ask questions etc... book your tickets (on the Mall Galleries website) by clicking on the banner above.

29th September 2021
President's Tour of exhibition from 12:00 noon
All three galleries

Join John Scott Martin PRSMA on his President's Tour
John Scott Martin PRSMA - a guided tour of the exhibition by the President


Join the RSMA's president on a guided tour of this years RSMA exhibition.”

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Free with exhibition admission, £5,
Free for Friends of Mall Galleries

5th October 2021
10:00 am to 12:00 noon
West Gallery (main gallery space)

Join sculptor Carolyn Simpson ARSMA
Carolyn Simpson ARSMA - Sculptures in progress


Join sculptor Carolyn Simpson ARSMA to discuss her work, with tools, sketches, and stone sculptures at different stages of progress on display.

Carolyn says about her work, “I aim to achieve a sculpture that reflects the fluidity and movement of the subject rather than necessarily an accurate and realistic depiction.

Consequently, my work is therefore slightly stylised and simplified.

I use exaggeration of line to depict and emphasise flow and movement.”

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Free with exhibition admission, £5,
Free for Friends of Mall Galleries

5th October 2021
1:00 pm to 3 pm
West Gallery (main gallery space)

Michael Salt RSMA - Working in oils
Michael Salt RSMA - Working in oils


Newly elected as a full member, Michael Salt RSMA will be in the gallery working in oils.

Michael uses colour and light to create an atmosphere or 'mood', to ensure that his paintings captures the "feel" as well as the view.

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Free with exhibition admission, £5,
Free for Friends of Mall Galleries

6th October 2021
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
West Gallery (main gallery space)

Karl Terry ARSMA - Working in oils
Karl Terry ARSMA - Working in oils


Karl is an Associate member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists.

"My work is an immediate response to what I see and feel when immersed in the ever-changing landscape.

This process has opened my eyes to the beauty that can be found everywhere, even in the mundane."

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Free with exhibition admission, £5,
Free for Friends of Mall Galleries

7th October 2021
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
West Gallery (main gallery space)

Sea Shanties and Drawing with the Morris Folk Choir
Sea Shanties and Drawing with the Morris Folk Choir


The Morris Folk Choir return to the gallery to sing us sea shanties during the Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition.

Paper and drawing materials will be provided so you can draw along as well as sing along.

Or you can just enjoy others singing and drawing.

This event is organised as part of Silver Sunday, the national day for older people, but all ages are welcome.

Morris Folk Choir is a London-based community choir directed by Michelle Woolfenden who perform unique arrangements of sea shanties, murder ballads, protest songs, contemporary folk tunes and work songs from around the world. You can buy a CD released to celebrate their 10th year singing together here.

Drawing materials are generously supplied by Winsor & Newton

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Free with exhibition admission, £5,
Free for Friends of Mall Galleries

9th October 2021
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
West Gallery (main gallery space)

John Scott Martin PRSMA showing his Sketchbooks
John Scott Martin PRSMA showing his Sketchbooks


John Scott Martin PRSMA will be in the gallery showing his sketchbooks.

Newly elected President of the Royal Society of Marine Artists, John finds working from his own photographic imagery a vital part of his creative process.

His subjects are often on the move, therefore no time to sit and draw them.

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Free with exhibition admission, £5,
Free for Friends of Mall Galleries

The Royal Society of Marine Artists

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The Royal Society of Marine Artists is the focal point for much of Britain's finest contemporary marine art, and many of the country's leading marine artists are elected Members of the Society.


This country is an island nation with a proud maritime heritage. The coastline of Britain and its principal islands measures some 19,400 miles, presenting a wide variety of often spectacular scenery.


The sea is part of who we are as a nation. It is this heritage and this environment that we aim to celebrate.


Whilst much of our work is representational in the broadest sense, our styles, choice of subject matter and painting medium vary enormously. Some of our Members specialise in thoroughly researched historical subjects, others capture the thrill of modern yacht racing; some enjoy muddy creeks and quiet harbours, others find beauty in super-tankers and cargo vessels; some find inspiration on the deep sea, others explore what's under the sea.


But no matter what we paint, or in what style, no matter whether we paint en plein-air or in the studio, the sea is always our main source of inspiration.

The Royal Society of Marine Artists

17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD.

Telephone: 020 7930 6844


Registered Charity No. 289944

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