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 £6/£4 concession
Free for RSA Friends
Free on Mondays
Exhibition Catalogue £3

Click here to view a 360 film of the exhibition!

The RSA New Contemporaries, supported by Walter Scott & Partners Ltd, represents the Royal Scottish Academy’s commitment to supporting and promoting contemporary art and architecture in Scotland. Now in its twelfth year, this carefully curated exhibition offers a unique opportunity to see some of the best emerging talent in Scotland under one roof. Showcasing 62 graduates selected from the 2019 degree shows, the exhibition will feature a wonderful array of painting, sculpture, film-making, photography, printmaking, installation, performance and architecture.

The selection was made by exhibition Convenor Lennox Dunbar RSA, with assistance from fellow Academicians and representatives from the five main colleges of art. This year the five Scottish schools of architecture are each represented by graduates selected by Architecture Convenor Dick Cannon RSA.

We are delighted to announce that the exhibition is once again kindly supported by our Exhibition Patrons Walter Scott & Partners Ltd and, for the twelfth 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 or email


With over £20,000 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 William Grant & Sons for the £10,000 Glenfiddich Artist in Residence Award.

Please click here for a full list of awards and winners.


About our Exhibition Patron –
Walter Scott & Partners Ltd

Walter Scott was established in 1983 to offer global equity portfolio management to institutional investors around the world. The firm is primarily based in Edinburgh with offices in Charlotte Square and on North Charlotte Street. Those offices are also home to the Walter Scott Art Collection, established in 2009. That collection has been built with a focus on emerging talent in Scotland. As an extension of that focus, the firm has been a proud supporter of the RSA New Contemporaries Exhibition since 2013.


About our Media Partner – The Skinny
Scotland’s free monthly magazine covering all things cultural with a grassroots focus, The Skinny has offered an independent take on cultural life in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee since 2005. The Skinny has proudly partnered RSA New Contemporaries every year since the exhibition’s inception, with extensive coverage in print and online. Pick up a copy of The Skinny at venues across Scotland, or visit



Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee
Daryl Terri Cooney, Hannah Crooks, Katherine Fay Allan, Iliana Francia-Elliott, Emma Goodwin, Emma-Louise Grady, Renee Hunter, Cal McCutcheon, McLaughlin + Williamson, Lucia Pearla, Sam Renson, Jacob Scott, Jakub Stepanovic

Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh
Suzanne Anthony, Sarah Burns, Gabrielle Gillott, Magdalena Gunkowska, Hugo Harris, Alex Hayward, Edith Hicks, Brandon Logan, Harry Lusty, Robyn Seabright, Lola Stong-Brett, Zuzana Ullmannová

Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen
Emanuela Agnoni, Joseph Buhat, Niamh Coutts, Bibo Keeley, Leila Kleineidam, Valentina Lauto, Naomi McClure, Erica Paterson, Jasmine Regmi

Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
Aqsa Arif, Juliet Benassi, Méabh Breathnach, Hannah Brown, Alison Campbell Glass, Euan Campbell-Vaughan, Bing Chen, Shilei Fan, Maija Fox, Noel Griffin, Emma Hislop, Kate Frances Lingard, Lynsey MacKenzie, Kyle McGhee, Guto Morgan, Megan O’Hara-Knight, Elsa Parker, Ruby Pluhar, Jin Wei

University of Highlands & Islands
Callum Hay, Krisztina Horvath



Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Architecture, Dundee
Georgios Chatzikomnou

The Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Edinburgh
Kate Le Masurier & Andrew Chavet

Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow
Jodie Kellas Wilson

The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment, Aberdeen
Sarah Broadhurst

University of Strathclyde, Architecture, Glasgow
Nicolas Hubin



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