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TJILI has 2 pieces selected by the Royal Watercolour Society for its 2017 Contemporary Watercolour C

Amazing news!!

TJILI's “Bird. Humming.” and “Technicolour Dreambird” have been selected by a distinguished panel of judges from thousands of entries submitted to the Royal Watercolour Society (RWS) by artists from around the world.

"Tjili's 2 pieces accepted for the 2017 CWC were selected from over 2000 entries on their artistic merit and original style", said Jill Leman, RWS Vice President and 2017 CWC selection panel judge. "They represent the sort of innovation and experimentation that the RWS likes to encourage especially in young people. We're amazed to learn of Tjili's story and wish her every success in the future."

TJILI’s paintings will be (proudly!) displayed at the 2017 CONTEMPORARY WATERCOLOUR COMPETITION exhibition at the renowned Bankside Gallery in London (home of the RWS) from Friday 3 to Tuesday 15 March 2017.


Bird. Humming.


Technicolour Dreambird

The Royal Watercolour Society’s annual Contemporary Watercolour Competition encourages innovation, experimentation and technical expertise in all water-based media and provides a platform for established and emerging international artists.

Works are selected by a distinguished panel of judges who work in diverse areas of the contemporary art world. The 2017 CWC judging panel comprised Sacha Craddock (Independent Art Critic, Writer & Curator), Piers Feetham (Gallerist, Piers Feetham Gallery, London), Thomas Plunkett (RWS President), Jill Leman (RWS Vice President), Peter Quinn (RWS Member), and Jane Lewis (RWS Associate Member).

From 3-15 March 2017, TJILI and the other successful artists have the honour and exposure of their works being publicly exhibited at the 2017 CWC exhibition, and made available for sale to the public, .


2017 Contemporary Watercolour Competition

3 - 15 March 2017

Royal Watercolour Society, Bankside Gallery

48 Hopton Street, London SE1 9JH

ABOUT THE ROYAL WATERCOLOUR SOCIETY The Royal Watercolour Society (RWS) was founded in 1804 and is the oldest and most prestigious watercolour society in the world.

Past Members include Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, E.R. Hughes, William Hunt, Henry Moore and John Singer Sargent.

The RWS is an artist-led society made up of an elected Membership who are amongst the finest practitioners in contemporary water-based painting. Its artists work in a variety of media including gouache, acrylic, pen & ink, pigment, collage, mixed media as well as traditional watercolour. The aim of the Society is to promote, by example and education, the understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of these exciting media.

From its home at Bankside Gallery, situated on the vibrant south bank next door to Tate Modern, the RWS hold regular exhibitions showcasing the best in water-based media. The Society also hosts talks, watercolour courses, family art events, open competition and art demonstrations.

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