RSA TALKS & EVENTS 2014

RSA TALKS & EVENTS 2014

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS
Resident 14

Continuing the series of informal discussions with exhibiting artists led by Friends’ Board Member and artist Jenny Smith. During Residency 14 in September we will hear from Jennifer Wilcox whose Residency in Coll was funded by the Friends. Other artists in September include Calum Stirling who was in Residency at An Talla Solais, Ullapool.
Doors open 6.30pm Talks 6.45 – 7.45pm RSA Projects and Finlay Room Free but ticketed

THE BIG DRAW
Free drop-in drawing session led by Gemma Coyle. No booking necessary. Materials provided. Open to all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Saturday 18 October, 2.00-4.00pm, Free, Royal Scottish Academy, entry via Princes Street

RUTH NICOL IN CONVERSATION WITH SANDY MOFFAT RSA
Ruth’s latest project ‘Three Rivers Meet’ will launch at the Open Eye Gallery in October.
Inspired by Alexander Moffat’s Poets’ Pub, she investigates the landscapes of the seven great Scottish poets; Hugh MacDiarmid, Edwin Morgan, Norman MacCaig, Sorley Maclean, George MacKay Brown, Robert Garioch and Ian Crichton Smith capturing the vast and varied landscapes of Scotland during an intense period of national, artistic and cultural self-reflection.
In conversation Sandy Moffat will describe the original 1981 landmark exhibition Seven Poets at the Third Eye Centre, Glasgow and his recollections of painting the poets.
Ruth will discuss the motivation behind the project and the impact researching the locations has had upon her and her work. Both will reflect upon the specific social settings of the period and the interlacing between the art disciplines.
Thursday 23 October 6pm
Open Eye Gallery, 34 Abercromby Place, EH3 6QE
£10 includes wine Friends only

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS
Resident 14

Continuing the series of informal discussions with exhibiting artists led by Friends’ Board Member and artist Jenny Smith. During Residency 14 in October we will hear from Katie Ward who was in Residency at The Haining, Selkirk and Patricia Cain who went to Balmungo House.
Thursday 30 October,
Doors open 6.30pm Talks 6.45 – 7.45pm RSA Projects and Finlay Room Free but ticketed

AUTUMN LECTURE
The Development of V&A Dundee by Philip Long

V&A Dundee will be an international centre of design, housed in a world-class building at the heart of Dundee’s waterfront, hosting major exhibitions of international design heritage, helping develop talent and encouraging design innovation for the future. In this lecture its Director, Philip Long, will explore the vision for the project and the development of a building that itself will be an exemplar of forward-looking design. He will describe Scotland’s own extraordinary history of design innovation and the preparations now underway to place this material at the heart of the new institution and its activities.
Philip Long is Director of V&A Dundee and Honorary Professor of the University of Dundee. Mr Long was previously Senior Curator of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. From 2008 he also led the National Galleries of Scotland’s Artist Rooms project. An acknowledged expert in Scottish art and design, he has organised exhibitions and written highly praised publications on William Gillies, Anne Redpath, the Scottish Colourists, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and on the architect Basil Spence. V&A Dundee is being delivered by Design Dundee Ltd, a ground-breaking partnership between the Victoria and Albert Museum – the world’s greatest museum of art and design – and Dundee City Council, the Universities of Dundee and Abertay and Scottish Enterprise.
Tuesday 11 November Doors open 6.15pm Lecture 6.30–7.30pm followed by a glass of wine
Hawthornden Lecture Theatre, NGS Complex, The Mound
£15/Friends £12 includes wine

PRIVATE VIEW & TALK
In association with Franco British Lawyers Society
Enjoy an exclusive preview of the Lyon & Turnbull British and European Paintings Sale and hear presentations from speakers from France and Scotland which will compare and contrast issues surrounding works of art in the UK and France.
Monday 24 November 6pm
Lyon & Turnbull, 33 Broughton Place, EH1 3RR
£10 includes wine Friends only

CAROLS IN THE GALLERIES
Against the backdrop of the magnificent Upper Galleries we welcome the Edinburgh University Singers, under the direction of Dr John Kitchen, to celebrate with a programme of seasonal music for Advent and Christmas including a mixture of well-known carols and lesser-known pieces. As usual you are encouraged to participate fully in the carol singing!
Edinburgh University Singers is the longest-established choir in the University, founded in 1945. Currently, all the members of the choir are students of Edinburgh University, both undergraduate and postgraduate. Following the Concert wine and mince pies will be served.
Wednesday 10 December
RSA Upper Galleries Doors open 6.30pm Concert 6.45-7.45pm
£12/Friends 10 includes wine and mince pies

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