|RSA's 177th Annual Exhibition|
|THE RSA'S 177TH ANNUAL EXHIBITION
With Scotland's burgeoning collection of art galleries growing almost by the day, the fact that the Royal Scottish Academy is presenting its 177th Annual Exhibition is quite an achievement. Most of Scotland's artists of note since its founding in 1826, have been members of the Academy and the RSA's policy of encouraging young artists has paid off handsomely over the years.
This year's exhibition is no exception, with at least half of the awards going to young people The RSA's Guthrie Award, for the most outstanding work by a young Scottish artist, was won by Michael Visocchi, a 26 year old sculptor who has previously won an RSA award in the Students' Exhibition as well as an RSA Kinross Scholarship, giving him three months in Florence. Michael studied sculpture at Glasgow School of Art.
Other young artists on the awards list included Sally Moir and Steven Anderson who won the RSA Latimer Awards, Alice Betts who won the RSA Benno Schotz Sculpture Prize, Claire Roberts who won the Meyer Oppenheim prize, Euan McLaren, winner of the RSA Keith Prize and Charlie Sutherland who won the RSA Medal for Architecture.
The £1,500 N.S. Macfarlane Charitable Trust Awards for Painting and also for Sculpture were won by Kathryn Monteith and Alex Ling respectively, while Glen Onwin, ARSA won the newly created DCA Data Solutions Award.
In total, 915 works were submitted with 411 hung in the exhibition. Of these, 195 came from members of the Academy while the remaining 216 were from non-members.
The Exhibition opens in the City Art Centre, Market Street, Edinburgh on Saturday, 26th April and continues until Wednesday, 11th June. It is sponsored by Maclay, Murray & Spens, Solicitors who have offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and Brussels.
Opening times 10am - 5pm daily (except Sundays). Admission £2 (£1 concessions), £4 season ticket. Groups 80% of normal price, school parties free (telephone 0131 529 3993 to arrange).
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