RSA New Contemporaries 2012

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


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RSA New Contemporaries is a curated annual exhibition which focuses on the finest emerging artists & architects in Scotland. Now in its fourth 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.


It features 62 graduates selected from the 2011 degree shows by a team of RSA Members, led by Glen Onwin RSA, Kathryn Findlay RSA (Elect) and representatives of the six schools of Architecture and five main colleges of art in Scotland.

The revamped exhibition held in all 12 of the magnificent RSA galleries 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.


The exhibition will be accompanied by a full colour publication. Many works will be available for purchase. The RSA is part of the Own Art scheme, offering interest-free credit for people to buy contemporary art and craft. For further details visit



Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee
Lisa Jane Birch, Suzanna Jennifer Clark, Daniel Cook, Aimée Hendeson, Rose Hendry, Holly E. Keasey, Hannah Imlach, Claire McDonald, Emma McGregor, Neil Nodzak, Louise Pearson, Claire Reid.

Edinburgh College of Art
Rachel Barron, The Creative Services of Hugo de Verteuil & Ian Rothwell, Olivia Crocker & Elizabeth Hurst, Clare Flatley, Rosamund Garrett, Sarah Hardie, Manuela De Laborde, Andrew Mason, Mike McCallum & Tommy Stuart, Hannah Grace May Miller, Georgina Parkins, Stacey Strachan, Rachael L Thomas, Claire Wilson.

Glasgow School of Art
Eszter Biró, Hannah Brackston, Jonathon Cottrell, Romany Dear, Zara Idelson, Tom Hatton, Emilie Lundstrom, Amy Malcolm, Michelle Roberts, Timothy Savage, Aelfred de Sigley, Mary Stephenson, Eva Ullrich

Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen
Lindsey Clark, Hannah Harkes, Marion Leiper, Joanna Lyczko & Seila Susberg, Heather Pugh, Sophia Katie Scott, Susannah Stark, Chris Wells.

Moray School of Art, University of Highlands & Islands, Elgin
Marnie Keltie, Deborah MacVicar.



Abigail Benouaich (Strathclyde), Daria Byra (Scott Sutherland), Luca Di Somma (Dundee), Martin Flett (Mackintosh), Scott Licznerski (ECA), Andrew Morris (Edinburgh), Rowan Morrice (Scott Sutherland), Sarah Clayton & Gillian Storrar (Edinburgh).


Exhibition Sponsor: Turcan Connell
The exhibition of is kindly sponsored by Turcan Connell. Turcan Connell is a firm of leading lawyers, tax specialists and wealth managers based in Scotland. They focus on the needs of private individuals, owners and managers or land and charities. Their multi-disciplinary team of lawyers, tax planners, investment managers and financial planners work together out of their offices in Edinburgh, London and Guernsey to provide clients with all the services they need under one roof.


Media Partner: The Skinny
THE SKINNY began in autumn 2005 with the aim of informing people about Scottish culture, to help people go out and make the most of the scene. A free, monthly cutting edge and forward thinking publication, they place culture as a priority and directly engage with the Scottish youth market.
The Skinny has a long tradition of first-rate art coverage, and has been the exclusive media partner of the RSA New Contemporaries since 2009.


Exhibition Supporter: Experian
The exhibition of is kindly supported by Experian, the global information company


Drinks Sponsors: Drambuie & Thistly Cross Cider