RSA Annual Exhibition 2018

The 192nd Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition & RSA Open Exhibition of Architecture 2018

RSA Upper & Lower Galleries 

Admission price £6/£4 concession (ticket price includes exhibition catalogue)

Free entry for RSA Friends | Free entry on Monday's (catalogue £3)



The RSA Annual Exhibition is a focal point of the RSA programme and showcases work from RSA Academicians the length and breadth of Scotland. Now in its 192nd 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 Calum Colvin RSA and, in addition to convening the exhibition, he has also invited a number of guest artists to explore the links between poetry and visual art.


The RSA Open Exhibition of Architecture also returns as part of the RSA Annual Exhibition. This exciting exhibition showcases a wide range of contemporary architecture projects selected through online submissions from across Scotland and beyond. This year the works were selected by Richard Murphy RSA, Deputy Convenor.


Exhibition Events 

Sunday Poetry Events

Each Sunday a different poet will join Calum Colvin in the Galleries for drop-in events between 2-3pm


Artist’s Talk with Màiri Lafferty, winner of the 2017 Morton Award

Saturday 2 June, 2-2.30pm


Composer and violinist Cluny Strachan will perform live in the Gallery at the following times: 

3pm Saturday 26th May

3pm Friday 1st June

3pm Saturday 2nd June

3pm Tuesday 5th of June