Bankside Gallery was opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 11 November 1980. Pictured here, Ernest Greenwood, President of the RWS 1976 - 1984, introduces Maurice Sheppard, Vice President at the time, to Her Majesty. On the right are Charles Knight and Roland Batchelor, Trustees of the RWS. Scroll down and take a look back in time...
A view down the gallery from was is now the main entrance on Riverside. The round table in the centre of the room is accessioned the the Royal Watercolour Society Collection and now takes pride of place in the book shop.
A busy Private View night!
The official opening of an exhibition with speeches by the artists and coordinators of the exhibition.
And just a few more from the photo album...
The external view of Bankside Gallery, minus the blue cladding it now has today. What is now the book shop window can be seen in the centre of the photo.
A view up the gallery from the far end. Not long after this, the walls were painted deep red!
The entrance desk used to be set back in what is now the gallery office.