RSA ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2016

Opening Times:
  • Admission £5/£3 (inc. catalogue)
  • Free on Fridays (catalogue £3)
  • Monday to Saturday 10-5pm, Sundays 12-5pm
  • RSA Upper & Lower Galleries, The Mound, EH2 2EL

RSA ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2016

Opening Times:
  • Admission £5/£3 (inc. catalogue)
  • Free on Fridays (catalogue £3)
  • Monday to Saturday 10-5pm, Sundays 12-5pm
  • RSA Upper & Lower Galleries, The Mound, EH2 2EL

The 190th Annual Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition
including curated aspect entitled HOME

“Every spirit builds itself a house, and beyond its house a world, and beyond its world a heaven”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature

The RSA Annual Exhibition is a focal point of the RSA programme and showcases work from RSA Academicians the length and breadth of Scotland. Now in it’s 190th year, it continues to provide a platform for contemporary paintings, sculpture, film, printmaking, photography and installation alongside work by some of the country’s leading architects.

This years curated aspect  will explore ideas and work about what HOME might mean, from twelve distinguished architect Academicians and their guests, including prominent Scottish and international architects. Everyone should have a home, and everyone should have some ideas about how they ideally would like to live. HOME has been curated by the exhibition convenor, Robin Webster RSA, and will present innovative houses which have been completed and working ideas for, as yet, unrealised projects. In addition to showing examples of beautiful houses and imaginative ideas that may whet the ambition of those aspiring to something better, the exhibition will also consider how homes may be provided for those who can afford very little, and what these might be like. HOME is part of the Scottish Government’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. 

Deputy Convenor Adrian Wiszniewski RSA has also invited a number of artists and designers whose work also relates to the theme of HOME. Invited artists: Alison Harper, Bruce McLean, Dovecot Studios highlighting working tapestry studies for Victoria Crowe RSA, Dorian Wiszniewski’s contemporary design and the HABITAT Suite from the Glasgow Print Studio.

Please click here for Architect’s Conversations – a series of discussions with exhibiting architects and their guests, hosted by National Museums Scotland!


HOME Invited architects 

Fergus Purdie RSA
Patrick Fransen, Architectuurstudio HH

John McAslan RSA
Paolo Mendes da Rocha

Charlie Sutherland RSA and Charlie Hussey RSA
Niall McLaughlin Architects

Robin Webster RSA (cameronwebsterarchitects)
studioKap, Orkidstudio and Graeme Hutton

Gareth Hoskins RSA (Elect) (hoskinsarchitects)
MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

Neil Gillespie RSA (Reiach and Hall)
Tony Fretton Architects

Ric Russell RSA (Elect) (Nicol Russell Studios)
Olsen Kundig Architects

Dick Cannon RSA (Elder & Cannon)
O’Donnell & Tuomey

David Page RSA (Elect) (Page/Park)
Page/Park Clients

Robert Steedman RSA (Morris & Steedman)

Eelco Hooftman RSA (Elect) (Gross Max)
Piet Oudolf

Richard Murphy RSA (Richard Murphy Architects)
Peter Aldington