Into the Distance: The RSA Barns-Graham Travel Award

Finlay Room and Members Lobby, RSA Lower Galleries | Free entry

Entry via Princes Street entrance, stair-free access at rear (please ask a member of door staff)

Mon to Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm


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The RSA Barns-Graham Travel Award, funded by the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust and administered by the RSA, has been a major annual award in our opportunities programme since 2006. During this time it has provided 17 early career artists with the opportunity to travel to diverse locations across the world, including the USA, Iceland, Vietnam and South Korea, in order to research and develop new bodies of work.


This January we are pleased to present new work from Natasha Faye Jensen (2020 winner) and Paige Silverman (2021 winner), who travelled to the Isle of Eigg, Scotland, and Marseille, France, respectively.


We are also taking this opportunity to re-visit the wealth of talent the award has supported so far, sharing current work by past winners and tracing the development of their practice in the intervening years. Exhibitors include Richard Goldsworthy, Mina Heydari-Waite, Martin Hill, Mair Hughes, Gabriele Jogelaite, Geri Loup Nolan, Tim Sandys, Shipei Wang and Aleksandra Zawada.


We are also delighted to feature a work by Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, courtesy of the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust.




Banner image: Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Lanzarote (detail). Courtsey of the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust.