The annual exhibition of the Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA), which is being held in the prestigious Mall Gallery, on the Mall in central London, opens next Tuesday, 20 September.

Marine art on show

Alistair Butt’s ‘Unloading Crab and Lobster at Cadgwith’.

The charity event, highlighting the finest talents in contemporary maritime art, has over 200 works of art for sale, ranging from carefully researched portrayals of historic events to contemporary paintings of the modern fishing industry.

Whitby Fishing Boats’ by Michael Salt.

Following an opening reception from 6pm to 8pm on 20 September, a range of workshops and events will be held in the venue. Fishing always features very strongly in the exhibition, and an annual feature is a prize for the best representation of commercial fishing.

Ian Murray of Murray Accounting Services, a long-time sponsor of the competition, winners of which have featured in previous years in Fishing News, told FN: “Murray Accountancy Services Ltd is delighted to again sponsor the commercial fishing prize for the RSMA 2022 exhibition. As in previous years, there appears to be great interest in the exhibition by many artists, and choosing a winner will be very difficult.”

The RSMA exhibition is available to view online here, with high-resolution images of many of the quality artworks on display.

This story was taken from the latest issue of Fishing News. For more up-to-date and in-depth reports on the UK and Irish commercial fishing sector, subscribe to Fishing News here or buy the latest single issue for just £3.30 here


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