The Masters

3 June - 23 September 2019

An exhibition of the selected works will be shown at Bankside Gallery from 13 - 24 November 2019


DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 23 September 11.59pm UK time


The Masters is a series of technique-specific open submission exhibitions held annually in the first two weeks of November at the Bankside Gallery. The exhibition is curated by a prominent member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, and a recognised master of the technqiue in focus each year.



This year’s exhibition will be dedicated to relief printmaking and will be curated by Sandy Sykes RE


Any work with a relief printmaking technique as its primary medium is eligible.
This includes woodcut, metalcut, linocut, wood engraving, relief etching, and block press

Before entering, please download the application pack and read it carefully.

Download The Masters 2019 application pack


The entry procedure for elected RE Members is different.

Download the RE Members application pack





The Eames Fine Art Purchase Prize



Great Art Prize

£150 worth of materials from Great Art


Intaglio Printmaker Prize
£100 worth of materials



John Purcell Paper Award

£150 worth of paper



Lawrence Art Supplies Prize

£100 worth of materials


Printmaking Today Prize

An editorial feature in the magazine




Ravi Engineering Works Collection Prize

12x24” Table-top Etching Press, value £600



Society of Wood Engravers Prize

One year subscription to SWE, free entry to SWE Annual Exhibition, plus £100 cash.