Bankside is the Gallery of the Royal Watercolour Society (RWS), and the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers (RE). Its vibrant exhibitions celebrate the very best in contemporary water-based media and original print, championing the work of both new and established artists. For nearly 40 years Bankside Gallery has played a crucial role in displaying and promoting work on paper; exploring its boundaries while supporting education activities organised by the RWS and RE. Opened by Her Majesty the Queen in 1980, Bankside Gallery is a registered educational charity, number 293194 and receives no government funding.

Thames Riverside
48 Hopton Street
London SE1 9JH

020 7928 7521


Royal Watercolour Society

Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers


Open daily during exhibitions | 11am – 6pm