NEW PRINTS

Opening Times:
  • Monday to Saturday 10-5pm, Sundays 12-5pm
  • Academicians' Gallery
  • Free entry

NEW PRINTS

Opening Times:
  • Monday to Saturday 10-5pm, Sundays 12-5pm
  • Academicians' Gallery
  • Free entry

Printmaking as an art form has a history in Scotland dating back to the 18th century. Before this, printmaking was seen as a tool of publishing, but the early media seen in books and manuscripts has evolved into a beautifully unique art form today. The first recorded items to enter the RSA collections in 1829 were mezzotint prints by the artist John Martin (1789-1854) and printmaking has remained a key area right up to the present day.

In November 2017 the Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture staged its biggest collections based show in a generation, Ages of Wonder: Scotland’s Art from 1540 to Now. During this exhibition, the RSA hosted a series of live printmaking events in the gallery, demonstrating the practice of printing etchings and proofing new editions. Artists Kate Downie RSA, Stuart Duffin RSA and Paul Furneaux RSA created their own prints in the gallery whilst printmaker Leena Nammari editioned prints for Delia Baillie RSA, Jessica Harrison RSA (Elect), and Marion Smith RSA. Frances Walker RSA proofed her new etching with Leena in the RSA and the edition was completed with Michael Waight in Aberdeen. These prints by seven contemporary artists bring the RSA’s print holdings right up to date. They emphasise the living creative practice of the artistic network that lies behind the RSA collections.

These works are also now on tour across Scotland, visiting Maclaurin Art Gallery, Paisley Museum & Art Gallery, Biggar Museum and Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries in 2018.

List of works

Delia Baillie RSA Seminary. Etching with chine collé (edition of 20). £130f / £70uf
Paul Furneaux RSA Grey: Rain (as in frame). Etching (edition of 14 variations). £460f / £395uf
Jessica Harrison RSA (Elect) Flash (5). Etching with watercolour wash. More colours available. £260f / £200uf
Stuart Duffin RSA Get A Handle on The Dialogue. Etching (edition of 20). £490f / £430uf
Marion Smith RSA Belonging. Etching (edition of 20). £250f / £190uf
Frances Walker RSA Tiree Window. Etching (edition of 30). £760f / £700uf
Kate Downie RSA Moving Mountains #10 Lofoton Islands. Monoprint on Japanese paper. £675
Kate Downie RSA Moving Mountains #5 Lofoton Islands. Monoprint on Japanese paper. £675
Kate Downie RSA Moving Mountains #3 Lofoton Islands. Monoprint on Japanese paper. £675
Kate Downie RSA Moving Mountains #6 Lofoton Islands. Monoprint on Japanese paper.£675
Kate Downie RSA Moving Mountains #4 Lofoton Islands. Monoprint on Japanese paper. £675
Kate Downie RSA Moving Mountains #8 Lofoton Islands. Monoprint on Japanese paper. £375
Kate Downie RSA Moving Mountains #9 Lofoton Islands. Monoprint on Japanese paper. £375
Kate Downie RSA Moving Mountains #7 Lofoton Islands. Monoprint on Japanese paper. £375