RSA New Contemporaries 2016

RSA Upper and Lower Galleries
Admission £4/£2 Concession


Click here to view a 360 film of the exhibition!


The RSA New Contemporaries, supported by Walter Scott & Partners Limited, represents the RSA's commitment to promoting contemporary art in Scotland. Now in it's eighth year, this carefully curated exhibition offers a unique opportunity to see some of Scotland's finest emerging talent under one roof. Showcasing 61 graduates selected from the 2015 degree shows, this exhibition will feature a wonderful array of painting, sculpture, film making, photography, printmaking, architecture and installation.


The selection was made by exhibition convener Stuart MacKenzie RSA, with assistance from fellow academicians and representatives from the five main colleges of art. This year the six Scottish schools of architecture are each represented by a graduate selected by architecture convenor Dick Cannon RSA. The RSA is delighted to announce that the exhibition is once again kindly supported by Walter Scott & Partners Limited and, for the eighth 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 


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.
Please click here for the full list of awards. 

NEW SCOTTISH ARTISTS at the Fleming Collection, London

A selection of works from the RSA New Contemporaries exhibition will be shown at a venue in London in the third 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. The exhibition (dates tbc) provides a significant platform for new Scottish artists in London.


About our Exhibition Supporter - Walter Scott & Partners Ltd
Walter Scott & Partners Limited was established in 1983 to offer global equity portfolio management to institutional investors around the world. The firm's clients today include pension plans, foundations, public funds and financial institutions. The firm also sub-advises a number of mutual funds and equivalent vehicles in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia. Walter Scott operates from a single office in Edinburgh and since 2006 has been a wholly owned subsidiary of BNY Mellon.


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 a specially organised exhibition at Glasgow's CCA to a selected artist alongside extensive coverage in print and online.




Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee
Amanda Adam, Amy Bertram, Allyson Fraser, Robbie Grey, Michael Hunter, Koren Heydon-Dumbleton, David Evan Mackay, Fiona Morag Mckinnon, Lucie Rachel, Corey Reid, Bobby Sinclair, Sarah Smart, Struan Teague, Joletta  Thorburn, Guy Titterington


Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh
Scott Baxter, Emily Binks, Alice Chandler, Mairead Keating, Alan Trashmouth Records, Lydia, McGinley, Yolanda McKean, Daryl Shaw McKee, Emma Price, Iona Roberts, Jess Rotherham, William Spendlove, Olivia Turner, Hamish Young,


University of Highlands & Islands, Elgin & Orkney
Lorna Syme, Anna Clark


Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
Euphrosyne Andrews, Leo Arnold, Michael Barr, Megan Leal Causton, Miriam Chefrad, John Farrell, Rosanna Lee, Jamie Limond, George Ridgway, Bryony Rose, Josephine Sweeney, Sebastian Tay, Felix Welch, Thomas Woods, Louise Worrall


Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen
Emily Hill, Gemma Jamieson, Rebecca Moffat, JenniMurison, Hannah Murray, Laura Porteous, Veronika Pristoupiloa, Tako Taal


Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow
Aoibhin McGinley, Ronan Morris


The Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Edinbugh
Marcus Angus Rothnie, Marshall Inglis


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


University of Strathclyde, Architecture, Glasgow
Christine Halliday


The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment, Aberdeen
Jill Marks