RSA New Contemporaries 2018

RSA Upper and Lower Galleries

Admission £6/£4 concession (ticket includes exhibition catalogue)
Free entry for RSA Friends
Free entry on Monday’s (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 tenth 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 2017 degree shows, this exhibition will feature a wonderful array of painting, sculpture, filmmaking, photography, printmaking, architecture and installation.


The selection was made by exhibition convenor Derrick Guild 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 Ric Russell 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 tenth consecutive year, The Skinny is our Media Partner.



Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee

Elise Bell, Lucy Buchanan, Cassia Dodman, Monica Dritschel, Rhona Jack, Emma McCarthy, James Alexander McKenzie, Kirsten Millar, Ross Miller, Filippa Pirrip, Sylvia Tarvet, Glen Thomson, Calum Wallis, Gayle Watson, Doaa Yule


Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh

Adam Castle, Sophie Edwards, Giulia Gentili, Tess Glen, Lara Hirst, Michael Kay Terence, Samantha Parkhouse, Edith Pritchett, Alexandra Roddan, Fiona Steel, Chiara Von Puttkamer, Craig Waddell, Juanita Zaldua


University of Highlands & Islands, Elgin & Orkney

Anna Kajos


Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

Anne Mie Bak Andersen, Louis Bennett, William Braithwaite, Matthew Buick, Amorn Bunsri, Robbie Campbell, Casper Cosmus AlsØe, Jamie Edmundson, Amy Grogan, David Kennedy, Millie Layton, Josephine Lohoar Self, Lachlan McFeelly Bolt, Marion Miranda, Hannah Mooney, Lydia Morrow, Ben Soedira, Robbie Spriddle, Bastian Thuesen


Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen

Alan Aitken, Paula Buŝkevica, Rowan Crawford, Jack Dunnett, Alexandra McGregor, Hugh Morton, David Rae, Suzann Ross 



Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow

Jerome Wren


The Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Edinbugh

Claire Longridge


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

Ashleigh Muirhead, Jamie Wyllie & Slaveya Moneva


University of Strathclyde, Architecture, Glasgow

Jonita Karablikova


The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment, Aberdeen

Ross Robinson



With over £40,000 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 The Fleming-Wyfold Foundation for the £14,000 Fleming-Wyfold Bursary and exhibition in London, and to William Grant & Sons for the £10,000 Glenfiddich Artist in Residence Award.


The Cello Factory, Southwark, London: 26-28 April

A selection of works from the RSA New Contemporaries exhibition will be shown at Cello Factory in Southwark in London in the fourth annual exhibition New Scottish Artists: a Royal Scottish Academy exhibition supported by the Fleming-Wyfold Foundation. The recipient of the Glenfiddich Residency Award will automatically be selected as one of the exhibiting artists, as will the recipient of the Fleming-Wyfold Bursary. This exciting exhibition provides a significant platform for new Scottish artists in London.  The exhibition is presented in partnership with the Fleming-Wyfold Foundation.


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’s investment philosophy has remained deliberately unchanged since its foundation. A collective approach to research and investment has remained central to the firm’s approach with the close-knit team all based in Walter Scott’s offices in Charlotte Square. 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.