The RSA Annual Exhibition is the largest and longest-running exhibition of contemporary art in Scotland.
The RSA Annual Exhibition is the focal point of our year-round exhibition programme and represents our commitment to supporting excellence in the visual arts in Scotland. This year, for the first time, the exhibition will be available to view both entirely online as well as in the magnificent surroundings of the Royal Scottish Academy galleries.
RSA Upper and Lower Galleries
Free entry | Exhibition catalogue £3 - Buy online
*Please note we will close at 2pm on Fri 20 May and open at 10.30am on Sat 21 May due to a event.
Now in its 196th year, the Annual Exhibition provides a platform for contemporary painting, sculpture, film, printmaking, photography and installation, alongside work by some of the country’s leading architects. We are delighted to be returning to a physical exhibition for 2022, having successfully adapted it to an online platform in 2020 and 2021. This year’s Convenor is Robbie Bushe RSA, assisted by Deputy Convenor Charlie Sutherland RSA.
This year's exhibition will encompass both the physical and digital, combining the exhibition of artworks on display in the galleries with those shown online, some exclusively designed as such and others as companions or in tandem to work in the galleries.
The RSA Open Exhibitions of Art and Architecture form an integral part of the RSA Annual Exhibition. These open exhibition elements feature a diverse range of works thoughtfully selected from online submissions by artists and architects at all stages of their careers. Memorial works by Iain R. McIntosh RSA (1945-2021) will also be on display.
Artworks will be available to purchase. The RSA is a proud partner of the Own Art scheme, allowing you purchase artwork in 10 monthly interest-free instalments.
The RSA is grateful to all our external award givers who support contemporary art and architecture in Scotland.
We are also grateful for the support of our drinks sponsor Arbikie Distillery.