Full steam ahead into 2018

Posted on 03 January 2018


Only a few days left of the Ages of Wonder exhibition then the doors of the RSA will close for a brief scene change.  All the works have to be wrapped by staff especially trained in Collections handling and returned to the RSA Collection in Granton.  We’ll have to make sure the vans don’t get muddled with the ones from the Christmas Market take down and end up in deepest Bavaria!

ESSA will be entering the building to set up their Open Exhibitions, while the RSA retain 2 rooms for a Winter Flowers exhibition.  For the public it can be a confusing time, trying to differentiate between the NGS, RSA and ESSA but in March the full building is returned to the RSA for New Contemporaries, then the Annual Exhibition, so although we may seem to slumber for a few weeks, nothing could be further from the truth!

I have now been with the RSA for long enough that I feel we are like a farm, cultivating art and architecture.  We sow seeds, attend the plants as they grow and work into the wee small hours during harvest.  Then we plough over the fields and take care that a good crop rotation yields the best results we can get for the following year.  With that in mind, I think I can safely say that the seeds are well and truly sprouting for 2018.