Meet the Artist: Maria Rivans

With our latest exhibition, Women by Women, now up on the virtual walls of Over-Seas House, this is an opportunity to find out more about the exhibiting artists, their work and their careers. Maria Rivans is a contemporary British artist, known for her scrapbook-style collage aesthetic. 

Meet the Finalists: Joseph Havlat

Last but by no means least, we introduce Australian pianist Joseph Havlat, who will be one of four soloists competing for the Gold Medal and first prize of £15,000 at next week's Annual Music Competition Final, at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on 30 May.

Meet the Finalists: Kris Garfitt

The Annual Music Competition (AMC) Gold Medal Final is now only days away. Before we take our seats in the Queen Elizabeth Hall on 30 May, get to know the four soloists who are competing the Gold Medal and first prize of £15,000. First up, trombonist Kris Garfitt. For the past two years, the winner has come from the wind and brass section; in the form of James Buckle bass trombone and Jonathan Radford saxophone; can Kris make it a hat-trick? 

Meet the Finalists: Roberto Ruisi

In the run-up to this year's Annual Music Competition (AMC) Gold Medal Final, we are introducing the four soloists competing for the first prize of £15,000. This week, meet British violinist Roberto Ruisi. 

Mixing it Up

Last night saw the last of our Section Finals for the Annual Music Competition, with our mixed ensembles final. Four groups took to the stage to compete to be our final Section prizewinner.

Mixing it Up

The penultimate evening of Section Finals for this year's Annual Music Competition took place last night, with four mixed ensembles taking to the stage to perform a hugely varied programme. The most eclectic of the sections, music was stretched to its limits with these wonderfully creative ensembles. 

Mountbatten Returns

We are pleased to share that the portrait of Lord Mountbatten by Frank Beresford has been restored and returned to Over-Seas House. 

Music & More Reaches Halfway Mark

The first week of ROSL's 'Music & More @ 100 Princes Street' Edinburgh Fringe Programme has been hugely popular so far, with performances from a range of ROSL scholars and Annual Music Competition past winners. 

Music and Art at Over-Seas House

Even though restrictions have recently tightened in London, we are still able to put on some fantastic in-person events for members in the coming weeks that showcase our wonderful commitment to the arts, a sector struggling with the lack of COVID-safe performance opportunities and meagre government support. At ROSL, we are proud to be able to continue to support young artists and musicians through these difficult times. 

New Exhibition at Over-Seas House Next Week

ROSL Arts are proud to work with the Cynthia Corbett Gallery to present a selection of works from a wide range of emerging and established artists at Over-Seas House, London. The new exhibition will be installed next week, with a private view on Thursday 29 June. To attend, visit the ROSL website.

New Exhibition Brings Colour to Over-Seas House

As autumn approaches our Central Lounge is bright and cheerful thanks to the vibrant artwork in our new exhibition. 

New Exhibition Just Days Away

As we speak, ROSL's latest exhibition is being installed at Over-Seas House. The work of artist Rosemary Clunie and writer Ben Okri, the exhibition wraps the Central Lounge in a story and the viewer is transported through the text and images that flow within the space.

NO SPACE Private View Tonight

The London clubhouse plays host to a new exhibition from today, NO SPACE, a collaboration between ROSL ARTS and BEARSPACE, with the private view taking place this evening. Guest wishing to attend, please RSVP here

NTU: UBULAWU First UK Solo Exhibition

ROSL ARTS are proud to share a project that will be opening next week, all of which has come to fruition through the work of our own Visual Art Scholarship. NTU: UBULAWU is the first UK solo exhibition by South African-based collective NTU.

NZTrio Live From Auckland on 18 April

NZTrio, made up of Annual Music Competition alumni Amalia Hall violin, Ashley Brown cello, and Somi Kim piano will be livestreaming their Dramatic Skies 1: Strauss from Auckland on Sunday 18 April at 5pm local time. 

Overseas Award Goes to Benson Wilson

Last night saw the final clubhouse-based concert of this year's Annual Music Competition, in which the most outstanding overseas musicians from the previous weeks' Section Finals were invited back to compete for the Overseas Award. 

Perfect Weather for a Garden Party

Last night, members and Friends of ROSL ARTS gathered in the beautiful balmy weather of the ROSL garden for a party that celebrates the work of the arts team in supporting young musicians, visual artists and writers from around the Commonwealth. 

Photographers Come to ROSL

The Royal Over-Seas League Photography Exhibition opened last night, presenting the top photographs selected by an expert panel of judges from our ROSL Photography Competition, capturing the contemporary Commonwealth, through the theme of Style. 

Picture This: Sketching Edinburgh Castle

It was a beautiful afternoon when artist and author Damian Callan stood in front of the vast windows of the Stevenson room presenting a demonstration and discussion. Callan is a figurative painter based in Edinburgh and the author of the books Paint Like Degas and Paint Like Renoir.

Pop Up Creators Come to ROSL

A new exhibition featuring diverse emerging artists from across the UK and the Baltic states is coming to the London clubhouse next week, Pop Up Creators opens to the public on Tuesday 10 April. The young artists, all under 26 and 80% of whom have English as a second language and/or are BAME, have worked under the guidance of their mentors to produce illustrated graphic stories in a distinct ‘leporello’ (concertina) format. 

Pop Up Private View Huge Success

Last night saw a celebration of international art as we launched of our latest exhibition with Pop Up Projects. The exhibition presents the achievements of 150 young storytellers from the Baltic countries and the UK who through the project have produced a leporello library which is currently on display in the Central Lounge of Over-Seas House. 

RBA Rising Stars Private View This Week

For a third year running, ROSL is again welcoming RBA Rising Stars, an exhibition in partnership with the Royal Society of British Artists and The Art Society which highlights the work of specially selected talented young artists. 

RBA Rising Stars Returns Next Month

For a third year the Royal Over-Seas League are hosting the work of young artists selected by The Arts Society and the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) in the exhibition RBA RISING STARS. Join us to preview the work at the Private View on Thursday 25 April 2019 from 6 - 8pm, where many of the artists will be in attendance for the drinks reception at Over-Seas House. 

RBA Star Students Launches at ROSL

Last night, members, guests and artists gathered at Over-Seas House for the launch of our latest exhibition, Star Students, in partnership with the Arts Society and the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA). 

RBA Star Students Private View

Last night saw ROSL ARTS, The Arts Society, and the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) join forces to launch the Star Students exhibition at Over-Seas House, which is promoting 19 aspiring young artists, all under the age of 18. 

Reasons to be Cheerful

The UK may be locked down once again but fear not, ROSL has plenty of only events coming up to keep you occupied wherever you live. 

Remembrance Through Music

To commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War, ROSL ARTS presents the music and musicians of the era through three varied concerts. When war broke out in the early 20th century, music was becoming a larger part of society than ever before, with gramophones being increasingly accessible and sheet music more affordable than ever. 

Rising Stars Align

Last night saw the opening of our latest exhibition, RBA Rising Stars, in partnership with the Royal Society of British Artists and The Art Society which highlights the work of specially selected talented young artists. 

ROSL Announces Two New Scholarships for Young Musicians in Scotland

ROSL is pleased to announce two new Scottish music scholarships to fund course fees for students studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow and St Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh. 

ROSL ARTS Alumni Joins Forces

Throughout its 65 year history ROSL ARTS has supported hundreds of musicians, many of whom have gone on to incredible professional careers. Notable names include Jacqueline du Pre in 1961 and Jean Rigby in 1981. As part of our 65th Anniversary celebrations, we are bringing back some of our alumni for a celebration chamber concert on Thursday 26 October.