Aviation Paintings of the Year, 2019

The Guild of Aviation Artists' 49th Annual Summer Exhibition

The Mall Galleries, near Admiralty Arch, London SW1 22nd - 28th July 2019

2019 poster

Public Opening Times  
Tue/Wed/Fri/Sat 10am - 5pm
Thurs 10am - 8pm
Sunday 10am - 12.30pm

With over 400 original works of art on display in the prestigious Mall Galleries, the Guild's 48th Open Annual Exhibition will attract art buyers and enthusiasts from across the world. Click here for Mall Galleries.

An unmissable occasion for lovers of mainly representational and wholly original works of art, each the result of meticulous observation or careful research of aircraft, events, personalities and historical achievements blended with artistic skills in land, sea and skyscapes.

Discover the wide range of techniques and styles in watercolour, oil, pen and ink, pencil, gouache, pastel and acrylic offered by members and non-members of the Guild.


Special Events


Painting Demonstrations

Informal demonstrations of aviation painting in oil, watercolour or gouache by senior Guild artists may be seen on a daily basis throughout the exhibition from Tuesday until Saturday.

Walkabout Critiques

A commentary on exhibits by a senior Guild member will be given on Thursday at 12 noon and again at 6 pm.

Opening Day, Buyers’ Preview and Private View

The Exhibition will be opened on Monday 22nd July 2019. Attendance at the Opening Reception is by invitation only. Prospective purchasers may apply to the Secretary to attend the Buyers’ Preview on Opening Day, which will take place from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm and the Private View in the evening between 5.00 pm and 8.00 pm (times subject to confirmation). Click here to contact us.

Advance copies of the catalogue will be available from the Guild office approximately one week before the opening at a cost of £5.00 each, plus £1.50 for postage.

Submission Day

Note for artists. Submission Day is Sunday 12th May at the Mall Galleries. Entry packs for Associates and Friends are available at the Guild AGM and other Regional events, and from the Guild Office on request. Packs for non-members are available on request and on receipt of a cheque for £5.00 to cover administrative costs. (Entry forms and submission packs for Full Members are available to collect or will be sent by post.)

Click here to view detailed exhibition information for artists