Arthur Watson PRSA & Ian McKenzie Smith PPRSA

The Academicians’ Gallery

Free entry


An exhibition of recent work by two Presidents of the RSA – past and present – who are together responsible for driving forward the modernisation of the RSA into an inclusive and relevant contemporary arts organisation that supports artists at all stages in their careers.


Arthur Watson’s work will focus on a new suite of meticulously-produced screenprints that relate to the surprise discovery of a folio of Paolozzi prints at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, where Arthur is the Senior Lecturer of Fine Art.


Ian McKenzie Smith’s abstract paintings are executed both in watercolour and oil and reflect his longstanding interest in oriental aesthetics and philosophy, whilst acknowledging the influence of the mid-century American colour-field painters.