Opening Times:
Monday to Saturday 10-5pm, Sundays 12-5pm


Opening Times:
Monday to Saturday 10-5pm, Sundays 12-5pm

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

Click here to view a 360° panorama of the show.

RSA New Contemporaries is a curated annual exhibition which focuses on the finest emerging artists & architects in Scotland. Now in its sixth 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.

2014 is a special year for RSA New Contemporaries as it will see the presentation of the first ever FLEMING-WYFOLD BURSARY, sponsored by the Fleming-Wyfold Foundation, supporters of the Fleming Collection in Mayfair, London. Chosen from the exhibition presentations, the recipient of this major award will receive a bursary of £10,000 plus an additional £4000 towards project production costs. A critical aspect of this award is a mentoring scheme that will see Susanna Beaumont, curator, work with the winning artist for a year, offering guidance and support on the best use of the award to further their career.

Additionally, a selection of works from the RSA New Contemporaries exhibition will be shown at the Fleming Collection in London in an exciting new initiative titled “New Scottish Artists: a Royal Scottish Academy exhibition supported by the Fleming-Wyfold Foundation” The exhibition runs from 24 March to 31 May 2014 and will become an annual event, providing a significant platform for new Scottish artists in London.

This year’s exhibtion features 62 graduates selected from the 2013 degree shows by a team of academicians, led by Alan Robb RSA, Charles Sutherland RSA (Elect) and representatives of the six schools of architecture and five main colleges of art in Scotland.

The exhibition is held in all 13 of the magnificent RSA galleries and 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 60 or so 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 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

Hosted by The Friends of the RSA

Come along and hear a selection of exhibiting artists discuss their work and practices with Friends’ Board Member and artist Jenny Smith.
Thursday 20 February, doors open 6.30pm, talks 7-8pm
All RSA Galleries | Free but ticketed

With Exhibition Convener Alan Robb RSA
Wednesday 26 February. Meet in the Friends’ Room 2.30, tour 3-4pm
£6 includes coffee | Friends only

With Exhibition Convener Alan Robb RSA
For those who are unable to attend daytime events. Hear about the selection process and tour highlights of the work from last year’s graduates.
Wednesday 26 February. Doors open 6.30, tour 7-8pm.
£9/Friends £8 includes wine

SPRING LECTURE by Moira Jeffrey
Recent trends in contemporary art in Scotland including reflections on RSA New Contemporaries.
Moira Jeffrey is a journalist and writer based in Glasgow. She regularly writes on the visual arts and comments for broadcast media. She is currently art critic of the Scotsman newspaper. In 2004 she wrote and presented the BBC Scotland documentary Hanging in Parliament on the visual art programme conceived for the Scottish Parliament building. Moira teaches journalism at Glasgow Caledonian University and has taught writing workshops for artists at Valand School of Art, University of Gothenburg. Moira is a former solicitor with degrees in Art History and Politics and Scots Law from the University of Glasgow.
Tuesday 4 March, RSA Galleries. Doors open 6.30pm, lecture 7-8pm. £12/Friends £10/Students £8 includes wine


List of exhibitors (alphabetically by surname):


Marie Allan
Annirose Ansbro
Justyna Ataman & Aleksandra Roch
Conor Baird
Sam Baxter
Lauren Bowman
Robyn Boyle
Rosie Brotherwood
Brownlee Brothers
Dorian Braun & Jack Paton
Fiona Bundy
Morgan Cahn
John Cheetham
Jennifer Clews
Mikey Cook
Jamie Davidson
Jonathan Douglas
Erin Donnelly
Kate Fahey
Emma Finn
Ross Finnie
Davy Forsyth
Flo Gordon
Pawel Grzyb
Lyndsay Hyslop
Gabriele Jogelaite
Grace Johnston
Rachel Jones
Glenn Kennedy
Natalie Kerr
Hannah Killoh
Vanessa Rosalia Larsen
Rachel Levine
Qi Qi Loh
Jonny Lyons
Lindsey Maclean
Ewan McClure
David McDiarmid
Laura McGlinchey
Abigale Neate-Wilson
Hugh Pottinger
Dennis J. Reinmueller
Culloden Robertson
Charlotte Roseberry
Natasha Russell
Dan Shay
Brodie Sim
Oliver Stobbart
Calum Sutherland
Ann Sutton
Izzie Turley
Ross Weryk
Matthew Wilson
Tomasz Wrobel


Thomas Armistead
Louisa Butler & Jamie Kinghorn
Katie Burrell
Scott Porter


The RSA are pleased to announce Walter Scott & Partners as Exhibition Patron for the second year running and, for the sixth consecutive year, The Skinny as our Media Partner and Drambuie as our Drinks Sponsors.

About our Exhibition Patron – 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.

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