Opening Times:
Mon to Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm


Opening Times:
Mon to Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm

RSA Upper and Lower Galleries

For a 360° panorama of the show click here.

RSA New Contemporaries is a curated annual exhibition which focuses on the finest emerging artists & architects in Scotland. Now in its third year, this exciting show has evolved out of the long standing and much anticipated RSA Annual Student Exhibition which was first held at the RSA in 1976 and marks our commitment to presenting and supporting the best contemporary art in Scotland.

It features nearly 60 graduates selected from the 2010 Degree shows by a team of RSA Members, led by Sandy Moffat RSA, and representatives of the six schools of Architecture and five main colleges of art in Scotland:
Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen and Elgin (Moray College of Art).

The revamped exhibition held in all 12 of the magnificent RSA Galleries gives each artist the opportunity to showcase a selection of new work, providing a more comprehensive representation of their practise. Works will include painting, sculpture, film making, photography, printmaking, architecture and installation.

“We envisaged that the development of this exhibition will be one of the most important initiatives for emerging artists in Scotland each year, enabling a ‘first exhibition’ opportunity for some 59 emergent artists annually. The exhibition will be an unique opportunity to see the best of Scotland’s emerging talent under one roof.” Colin Greenslade, RSA Programme Director.

The 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


Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee
Joss Allen
Kimberly Bartsch
Sinéad Bracken
Fiona Gordon
Charlene Noble
Lyndsey Redford
Vicki Ross
Mary Somerville
Kimberley Stewart
Lisa Ure
Jan Williamson
Colin Wilson

Edinburgh College of Art
Anne Benson
Jessie Buchanan
Laura Byrne
Joseph Calleja
Arwen Duncan
Shaun Fagan
Alex Gibbs
Geri Loup Nolan
Calum McClure
Francesca Miller
Ruth A Nicol
Jamie Robinson
Gordon Simpson
Kim Wilson

Glasgow School of Art
Martin Bech-Ravn
Naomi Bell
Ben Crawshaw
Diane Dawson
Alyssa Evans
Hazel Gore
Hanna Hewins
Lauren Iredale
Gabrielle Lockwood Estrin
Richard Martin
Paul McDonald
Andrew Nice
Shaun O’Donnell
Timothy Pulleyn
Alex Thornton
Lyndsey Wardrop
Mary Wintour

Gray’s School of Art
Laura Campbell
Susan Gauld
Anna Geerdes
Lyndsey Gilmour
Stephen Kavanagh
Alexander Storey Gordon
Stephen Thorpe
Catherine Weir

Moray School of Art, University of Highlands & Islands, Elgin
Elizabeth Amphlett
Colin Bury

Paul Pattinson – University of Edinburgh
Rick Burney – Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and the Built Environment
Seán Gaule – Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and the Built Environment
Craig Johnstone – University of Strathclyde
Will Guthrie – Edinburgh College of Art
Alan Keane – University of Dundee

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