RSA Lower Galleries
In 2015, an Anne Redpath lithograph was purchased for the RSA Collection. Winters Flowers was made by Anne in collaboration with Harley Brothers in Edinburgh. These editioning printers predated the open access workshops and collaborated with a number of prominent Scottish artists from their premises in the New Town.
Recently, items from the studio and collection of David Michie RSA were gifted to the RSA Collection. Amongst these items were several sketches and state proofs of the Winter Flowers lithograph. This discovery has been the catalyst to investigate botanical and arboreal works by current Academicians.
Artists include: Ade Adesina, Elizabeth Blackadder, Mary Bourne, Gordon Bryce, Alfons Bytautus, Victoria Crowe, Michael Docherty, George Donald, Graham Fagen, Alexander Fraser, Derrick Guild, Elspeth Lamb, Kirkland Main, Jennifer McRae, David Michie, Marion Smith, Frances Walker, Adrian Wiszniewski and, of course, Anne Redpath.
From prints to watercolours, oils through to sculpture, the exhibition highlights a terrific breadth of practice and raises some surprises and questions about how we see, interpret and engage with what we imagine to be the familiar plant world around us.