RSA New Contemporaries 2019

RSA Upper and Lower Galleries

Admission £6/£4 concession. Free for RSA FriendsFree on Mondays
Exhibition Catalogue £3


The RSA New Contemporaries, supported by Walter Scott & Partners Limited, represents the RSA’s commitment to promoting contemporary art in Scotland. Now in its eleventh year, this carefully curated exhibition offers a unique opportunity to see some of Scotland’s finest emerging talent under one roof. Showcasing 63 graduates selected from the 2018 degree shows, this exhibition will feature a wonderful array of painting, sculpture, filmmaking, photography, printmaking, installation and architecture.


The selection was made by exhibition Convenor Michael Agnew RSA, with assistance from fellow Academicians and representatives from the five main colleges of art. This year the five Scottish schools of architecture are each represented by graduates selected by architecture Convenor Robin Webster RSA. The RSA is delighted to announce that the exhibition is once again kindly supported by our patrons Walter Scott & Partners Limited and, for the eleventh consecutive year, The Skinny is our Media Partner.


The RSA New Contemporaries 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 & Design, Dundee

Nicole Cumming, Elizabeth Ann Day, Michael Doherty, Melina Doumy, Megan Goldie, Rachel McCreadie, Zen O’Conor, Caitie O’Hara, Lara Orman, Senyn Smith, Nina Stanger, Jamie Steedman, Daniel Twist


Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh

Georgia Bew, Theo Christy, Plum Cloutman, Daniel Craddock, Alice Dudgeon, Emily Dunlop, Alex Hall, Emily Herring, Gregor Horne, Pavel Isupov, Molly Lambert, Amy Truscott, Ilya Uvarov, Shipei Wang


Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen

Karolina Bachanek, Phoebe Banks, Samantha Cheevers, Elsbeth Morrison, Marcus Murison, Jake Shepherd


Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

Harry Clitheroe, Lucy Clitheroe, Nancy Dewhurst, Esther Gamsu, Maya Holliss, Yixin (Flora) Huang, Jonas Jessen Hansen, Rosa Klerkx, Iain McCall, Robert Mercer, Natalie Morgan-Klein, Kieran Muir, Tim Offredi, Flannery O’Kafka, Natalia Poniatowska, Matthew Rimmer, Rebecca Thomson, David Whitelaw


University of Highlands & Islands

Suzie Eggins, Mathew Dugard, Fiona Percy



Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Architecture, Dundee

Louisa Schmolke


The Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Edinburgh

Sheryl Lam, Ezmira Peraj, Alecsandra Trofin & Leo Xian


Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow

James Dalley


The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment, Aberdeen

Sophie Thea Perrott


University of Strathclyde, Architecture, Glasgow

Marina Konstantopoulou & Evangelia Giannoulaki



With over £25,000 worth of monetary, residency, studio and purchase prizes, the development of this exhibition is an important initiative for emerging artists in Scotland. The RSA is grateful to all our external award givers who support this commitment to emerging artists, in particular to William Grant & Sons for the £10,000 Glenfiddich Artist in Residence Award.


For a full list of awards and this year’s winners please click here!


About our Exhibition Patron – Walter Scott & Partners Ltd

Walter Scott was established in 1983 to offer global equity portfolio management to institutional investors around the world. The firm is based in Edinburgh with offices in Charlotte Square and on North Charlotte Street. Those offices are also home to the Walter Scott Art Collection, established in 2009. That collection has been built with a focus on emerging talent in Scotland. As an extension of that focus, the firm has been a proud supporter of the RSA New Contemporaries Exhibition since 2013.


About our Media Partner – The Skinny

THE SKINNY is a free monthly culture and listings magazine which covers Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester. Founded in 2005, the magazine offers an informed independent voice with a local slant. The Skinny has been proud to partner with RSA New Contemporaries since the exhibition’s inception, offering extensive coverage in print and online.