RSA Finlay Room, RSA Lower Galleries
An RSA Alastair Salvesen Scholarship Exhibition
Jackie Anderson was the 2007 winner of the RSA Alastair Salvesen Scholarship. This solo exhibition is part of the award and chronicles her explorations in the Caribbean.
With the award money of up to £10,000 Jackie travelled to Trinidad and Tobago in the West Indies, researching her heritage. In her work, Jackie dispenses with the traditional relationship in portraiture between the artist and the subject – her subjects are caught unaware, absorbed in their own thoughts. Her work explores the relationships between people and their surroundings and notions of privacy in public spaces. She is interested in the multicultural aspect of Trinidadian culture, as well as the different ways they use public spaces. Having graduated with a degree in Sociology from the University of Aberdeen in 1995, she taught herself to paint and was exhibiting shortly afterwards, her first being the finalist exhibition for the Noble and Grossart Painting Prize in 2000. She completed a Master of Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone Art College in Dundee in 2002 and has exhibited widely since then. Originally from Killearn, Jackie now lives and works in Glasgow.
About the RSA Alastair Salvesen Scholarship
The painting and travel award of up to £10,000 is the largest independent Art Scholarship in Scotland and includes a solo exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy. Sponsored by the Alastair Salvesen Trust and administered by the Royal Scottish Academy, the RSA Alastair Salvesen Art Scholarship is a major initiative intended to encourage young painters in Scotland who have made the transition from college to a working environment. The prize money funds travel for three to six months and previous winners have travelled to China, Alaska, the Middle East and the South Seas! For more information about RSA Exhibitions and scholarships please check the scholarship section on our website.