Aviation Paintings of the Year, 2016

The Guild of Aviation Artists' 46th Annual Summer Exhibition

The Mall Galleries, near Admiralty Arch, London SW1 18th - 24th July 2016

2016 poster

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

With over 400 original works of art on display in the prestigious Mall Galleries, the Guild's 46th 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 18th July 2016. 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 10 am to 12 noon and the Private View in the afternoon between 2.30 pm and 5 pm. Click here to contact us.

Advance copies of the catalogue will be available from the Secretary 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 8th May at the Mall Galleries. Entry packs for Associates and Friends are available from the Secretary on request and on receipt of a Large Letter stamp and self-addressed label. 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 have already been collected or sent by post.)

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Volunteers needed

If you are able to offer your help for either Hanging Day or Dismantling Day, please click on the following link to download the form:

Hanging/Dismantling Day volunteer form


2016 Exhibition

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2016 Gallery

2016 Gally

Click here to view all 438 paintings by 142 artists in the 2016 gallery


2016 awards

Awards trophy


Click here for the 2016 Exhibition Awards

 The regions

The regions