193rd RSA Annual Exhibition 2019

RSA Upper & Lower Galleries

Free entry

Exhibition Catalogue £3



The RSA Annual Exhibition is a focal point of the RSA programme, showcasing work from RSA Academicians the length and breadth of Scotland. Now in its 193rd year, it continues to provide a platform for contemporary painting, sculpture, film, printmaking, photography and installation, alongside work by some of the country’s leading architects. This year’s Convenor is Francis Convery RSA, assisted by Deputy Convenor Graeme Hutton RSA.


We are delighted to announce that this year both the RSA Open Exhibitions of Art and Architecture will return in a revitalised format as an integral part of the RSA Annual Exhibition. The exhibition will feature a diverse range of works carefully selected from online submissions by artists and architects at all stages of their careers.

Works by recent RSA award winners will also be on show, including new work by Amy Dennis (2018 RSA William Littlejohn Award winner), John Wallace (2018 RSA Morton Award for lens-based media winner), Shipei Wang (2018 RSA Barns-Graham Travel Award winner), and Da Hee Lee (2018 RSA David Michie Travel Award winner)

The RSA is grateful to all our external award givers who support contemporary art and architecture in Scotland.


Memorial works from Willie Rodger RSA will also be on display.

The majority of works will be available to purchase. The RSA is part of the Own Art scheme, allowing you to spread the costs over 10 monthly instalments.


This year, funding from Baillie Gifford will enable us to open the doors for free access to everyone throughout the Annual Exhibition. Open seven days a week, the exhibition can be visited free time after time throughout its six-week run.


Exhibition Sponsor – Baillie Gifford
Baillie Gifford is an independent investment partnership founded in Edinburgh in 1908. The firm focuses on long-term growth investing, in some of the world’s most exciting companies. With 1,186 staff and assets under management of £207 billion, it also has offices in New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Dublin, Frankfurt and Krakow (at June 30, 2019).


Baillie Gifford places great emphasis on corporate philanthropy, with a sponsorship program that supports a range of initiatives in the arts, academia and local community. The firm does this through direct funding or in-kind support, working with many organisations who are at the heart of making Scotland a better place, to live, work and visit.