Andiamo! – Gallery Tour

Andiamo! – Gallery Tour

RSA Upper Galleries         11.30am – 12.30pm

Please arrive in plenty time and wear a face covering.

Kinross scholar and RSA Secretary, Robbie Bushe RSA introduces 6 exhibitors who will discuss their work in the exhibition and describe how their scholarship influenced their practice.

Artists: Kevin Dagg, Jamie Fitzpatrick, Hannah Imlach, Rowan Mackinnon-Pryde, Penelope Matheson, Janie Nicoll.

Tickets £8 | RSA Friends £6 | Students £6



Kevin Dagg
RSA John Kinross Scholar 1993

After graduating in 1993 Kevin worked for two years as exhibition officer for the Demarco European Art Foundation in Edinburgh where he also developed his artistic practice. As well as solo exhibitions in Dusseldorf and Hanover his work has been exhibited in the European Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona and the Kunsthalle in Basel. He has won several prestigious awards for his sculptures including a major bursary from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation in New York.
Often focusing on the complex human relationship with the environment, he uses his work to bear witness to social and environmental injustice. His figures are carved by hand in close dialogue with the wood, using vintage tools in a slow and meditative process of reduction. He currently lectures part-time at Edinburgh College of Art where he is course organiser for MA Fine Art.

Jamie Fitzpatrick
RSA John Kinross Scholar 2009

Jamie Fitzpatrick lives and works in London. He graduated in 2015 with an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art, having gained a BA (Hons) in Fine Art, Philosophy and Contemporary Practice in 2009 from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee.
Jamie’s research explores the narratives and rhetoric behind images of authority, undermining them in intense installations of sculpture, audio, animatronics and video.
Played out through works that assume an inflated sense of their own power, masculinity and position in society, his practice examines both a personal and social relationship towards figures of authority by creating oppressive environments to arouse ideas of resistance and protest.

Hannah Imlach
RSA John Kinross Scholar 2011

Hannah Imlach is a visual artist working predominantly in sculpture and photography. Her transient and site-specific works respond to particular ecologies, exploring sites of environmental conservation and renewable energy transition. These projects are initiated and sustained by opportunities to work within communities of specialist environmental knowledge, including scientific research groups, conservation charities and community organisations. Her pieces focus on sensory interaction and are often foldable, faceted or kinetic.
Hannah is a practice research PhD candidate within Human Geography at the University of Edinburgh exploring the potential for site-specific sculpture within the context of the RSPB Loch Lomond nature reserve. The PhD is supported by the AHRC.

Rowan Mackinnon-Pryde
RSA John Kinross Scholar 2009

Rowan Mackinnon-Pryde M Arch B Arch (Hons [dist.]) ARB RIAS RIBA is an architect and director of design practice STUDIO NIRO. Rowan graduated from Dundee School of Architecture in 2010, prior to which she studied design at Duncan of Jordanstone School of Art and Design. She has worked in Tokyo with Shinichi Ogawa Associates and in Edinburgh with Reiach and Hall Architects. She teaches architecture at the University of Dundee and is a visiting lecturer and studio tutor at Wuhan University, China.

Penelope Matheson
RSA John Kinross Scholar 2015

Penelope Matheson completed an MFA with distinction at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD), Dundee, in 2016. After graduation, she was artist in residence at DJCAD and set up a small studio in Dundee. Much of her time is also spent on the family croft in northwest Skye, which has been a substantial influence on her practice.
Spending most of her childhood lying on her belly looking at caterpillars or heaving up stones on the shore it is unsurprising that she often employs natural/organic imagery to illustrate cycles of desire and consumption. Her practice also includes drawing and writing, frequently using literary and filmic allusion to add a deliberately humorous element to content that may, at times, be disturbing.
Penelope does not define herself as simply a ceramist but finds it entertaining to tickle that most prudish of materials, clay, into submission.

Janie Nicoll
RSA John Kinross Scholar 1990

Janie Nicoll is a Glasgow based visual artist with a socially engaged and studio based practice. She gained a first class honours degree in Painting from Edinburgh College of Art, and a Masters of Fine Art from Glasgow School of Art. She currently works across a range of media; installation, photography, film, digital imaging, collage, printmaking, and assemblage, and is interested in making artworks out-with regular gallery spaces and exploring possibilities created through collaboration or interaction with other people.
Janie has exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently at Glasgow International 2018 with In Kind Project. Recent residencies include a Creative Lab, and a Counterflows Residency at CCA, Glasgow; a Rough Mix Creative Lab Residency, at Tramway, for Magnetic North Theatre Company; a Protest and Propaganda Artists Lab, Metal, Liverpool