RSA JOHN KINROSS EXHIBITION

Opening Times:
Italian Cultural Institue 82 Nicolson St, Edinburgh EH8 9EW   0131 668 2232  

RSA JOHN KINROSS EXHIBITION

Opening Times:
Italian Cultural Institue 82 Nicolson St, Edinburgh EH8 9EW   0131 668 2232  

We are delighted to present a small exhibition at the Italian Cultural Institute (ICI) which will feature work by recent RSA John Kinross scholars, as well as selected works from the prestigious RSA Collections (officially recognised by the Scottish Government as a Collection of National Significance). This is in collaboration with the ICI and Dr Carlo Pirozzi from Italian Studies at the University of Edinburgh.

To further celebrate the twinning of Edinburgh and Florence, the RSA is delighted to host Carlo Francini, Head of UNESCO Office, Florence and Tommaso Sacchi, Deputy Mayor of Culture, Florence who have come to Scotland to specially attend the opening reception.

This coincides with our annual RSA New Contemporaries exhibition – an exciting showcase of recent graduates selected from the Scottish degree shows in 2017.

The RSA John Kinross Scholarships are amongst the Academy’s oldest and most prestigious awards and have sent over 417 artists to Florence since it’s inception in 1981. A number of scholars are now Members of the RSA, and many continue to be heavily influenced by their Florentine experience.

John Kinross was an architect member of the academy and was greatly influenced by his time in Florence so in recognition of this, his family established a fund with the RSA in 1981 to enable artists and architects who have graduated from one of the main schools of art & architecture in Scotland to spend time in Florence.

We are also looking forward to celebrating the 40th year of the scholarships with an exhibition curated by Mary Bourne RSA, herself a former scholar, in the lower galleries of the RSA in 2020. Information on activities around this exhibition will be available next year.

Exhibiting artists include:
Alice Campbell
Miriam Mallalieu
David McCulloch
Megan Rae
Will Judge
Chiara Von Puttkamer

From the collections:
David Cass
James Dixon
Giovanni Giacoia
Jessica Harrison RSA
Jonny Lyons
Ewan McClure
Martin McKenna
Geoff Uglow
with more artists to be confirmed!