RSA New Contemporaries 2014

RSA Upper and Lower Galleries
Admission £4/£2 Concession

RSA New Contemporaries is a curated annual exhibition which focuses on the finest emerging artists & architects in Scotland. Now in its sixth year, this exciting show has evolved out of the long standing and much anticipated RSA Annual Student Exhibition which was first held at the RSA in 1976 and marks our commitment to presenting and supporting the best contemporary art in Scotland.


2014 is a special year for RSA New Contemporaries as it will see the presentation of the first ever FLEMING-WYFOLD BURSARY, sponsored by the Fleming-Wyfold Foundation, supporters of the Fleming Collection in Mayfair, London. Chosen from the exhibition presentations, the recipient of this major award will receive a bursary of £10,000 plus an additional £4000 towards project production costs. A critical aspect of this award is a mentoring scheme that will see Susanna Beaumont, curator, work with the winning artist for a year, offering guidance and support on the best use of the award to further their career.


Additionally, a selection of works from the RSA New Contemporaries exhibition will be shown at the Fleming Collection in London in an exciting new initiative titled "New Scottish Artists: a Royal Scottish Academy exhibition supported by the Fleming-Wyfold Foundation" The exhibition runs from 24 March to 31 May 2014 and will become an annual event, providing a significant platform for new Scottish artists in London.


This year's exhibtion features 62 graduates selected from the 2013 degree shows by a team of academicians, led by Alan Robb RSA, Charles Sutherland RSA (Elect) and representatives of the six schools of architecture and five main colleges of art in Scotland.


The exhibition is held in all 13 of the magnificent RSA galleries and gives each artist the opportunity to showcase a selection of new work, providing a more comprehensive representation of their practise. Works will include painting, sculpture, film making, photography, printmaking, architecture and installation.


We envisaged that the development of this exhibition will be one of the most important initiatives for emerging artists in Scotland each year, enabling a 'first exhibition' opportunity for some 60 or so emergent artists annually. The exhibition will be an unique opportunity to see the best of Scotland's emerging talent under one roof.  Colin Greenslade, RSA Director.


List of exhibitors (alphabetically by surname):


Marie Allan | Annirose Ansbro | Justyna Ataman & Aleksandra Roch | Conor Baird | Sam Baxter | Lauren Bowman | Robyn Boyle | Rosie Brotherwood | Brownlee Brothers | Dorian Braun & Jack Paton | Fiona Bundy | Morgan Cahn | John Cheetham | Jennifer Clews | Mikey Cook | Jamie Davidson | Jonathan Douglas | Erin Donnelly | Kate Fahey | Emma Finn | Ross Finnie | Davy Forsyth | Flo Gordon | Pawel Grzyb | Lyndsay Hyslop | Gabriele Jogelaite | Grace Johnston | Rachel Jones | Glenn Kennedy | Natalie Kerr | Hannah Killoh | Vanessa Rosalia Larsen | Rachel Levine | Qi Qi Loh | Jonny Lyons | Lindsey Maclean | Ewan McClure | David McDiarmid | Laura McGlinchey | Abigale Neate-Wilson | Hugh Pottinger | Dennis J. Reinmueller | Culloden Robertson | Charlotte Roseberry | Natasha Russell | Dan Shay | Brodie Sim | Oliver Stobbart | Calum Sutherland | Ann Sutton | Izzie Turley | Ross Weryk | Matthew Wilson | Tomasz Wrobel


Thomas Armistead | Louisa Butler & Jamie Kinghorn | Katie Burrell | Scott Porter


The RSA are pleased to announce Walter Scott & Partners as Exhibition Patron for the second year running and, for the sixth consecutive year, The Skinny as our Media Partner and Drambuie as our Drinks Sponsors.


About our Exhibition Patron - Walter Scott & Partners Ltd
Walter Scott & Partners Limited was established in 1983 to offer global equity portfolio management to institutional investors around the world. The firm's clients today include pension plans, foundations, public funds and financial institutions. The firm also sub-advises a number of mutual funds and equivalent vehicles in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia. Walter Scott operates from a single office in Edinburgh and since 2006 has been a wholly owned subsidiary of BNY Mellon.


About our Media Partner - The Skinny:
THE SKINNY is a free monthly culture and listings magazine which covers Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester. Founded in 2005, the magazine offers an informed independent voice with a local slant. The Skinny has been proud to partner with RSA New Contemporaries since the exhibition's inception, offering a specially organised exhibition at Glasgow's CCA to a selected artist alongside extensive coverage in print and online.