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/Concession £2

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The seventh annual RSA New Contemporaries exhibition will take place at the Royal Scottish Academy Galleries in Edinburgh from 14 March to 8 April 2015. Showcasing 72 graduates selected from the degree shows in 2014 this carefully curated exhibition offers a unique opportunity to see a selection of Scotland’s finest emerging talent under one roof and features a wonderful array of painting, sculpture, film making, photography, printmaking, architecture and installation.

The selection was made by exhibition convener Edward Summerton 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 number of graduates selected by architecture convenor Fergus Purdie RSA (Elect). The RSA are delighted to announce that the exhibition is once again kindly supported by Walter Scott & Partners Limited and, for the seventh consecutive year, The Skinny will be our Media Partner.

RSA NEW CONTEMPORARIES represents the RSA’s commitment to supporting and presenting the best contemporary work in Scotland. 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 also pleased to announce a new award partnership with William Grant & Sons this year. This £10,000 prize incorporates a paid residency at the Glenfiddich Distillery in Dufftown, a significant production fee, exhibition opportunity and artwork accessioned into the William Grant & Sons Art Collection.

NEW SCOTTISH ARTISTS at the Fleming Collection, London
A selection of works from the RSA New Contemporaries exhibition will be shown at the Fleming Collection in London in the second annual New Scottish Artists exhibition, the full title of which is 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 runs from 21 April to 24 June 2015 and will provide a significant platform for new Scottish artists in London.

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee
Lucas Battich, Abigail Blair, Erin Fairley, Robbie Hamilton, Edward Humphrey, Emma Jolly, Gordon Murray, Jeppe Nielsen & Alan McIlrath, Ellis O’Connor, Cameron Orr, Steven Peebles, Moira Watson, Samantha Wilson, Craig Wright.

Moray School of Art, Elgin
Hannah Black, Fiona MacIsaac

Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
Hannah Clarkson Dornan, Anna Crilly, Tim Dalzell, Christel Fruehøj Sørensen, Kate Gallagher, Joe Hancock, Katy Hassall, Winnie Herbstein, Alex Kuusik, Lydia Levett, Lewis Miller, Marcus Peabody, Amy Dawn Thornton, Tess Vaughan, Isabella Widger.

Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen
Kirstin Clark, Caitlin Hynes, Ben Martin, Dominic McIvor, Catherine Ross, Siobhan Scott.

Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh
Nathan Anthony, Eleanor Barr, Fiona Beveridge, Sophie Hopkinson, Emma Kelsey, George Kettlewell, Seamus Killick, Deb Marshall, Charlotte Nash, Richard Phillips-Kerr, Paloma Proudfoot, Sarah Sheard, Emma Smith, Archie Stewart, Marissa Stoffer.

The Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Edinbugh
Usama Al Kindi, Stefan Dopierala, Adam Elliot, Kevin Loftus, Calum McCafferty.

Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow
David Fleck, Catriona Liggat, Nicola McLachlan, Jamie Whelan.

University of Strathclyde, Architecture, Glasgow
Stuart Rennie, Angus Ritchie, Emily Stephen, Daniel Tyler.

The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment, Aberdeen
Lauren Jenkins, Ross Pirrie, Fiona Thaddeus.

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Architecture, Dundee
Hannah Beatty, Louise Patterson, Tom Tsapkov.

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.


Hosted by The Friends of the RSA
Tickets 0131 624 6118

SPRING LECTURE by Professor Calum Colvin OBE RSA
Tuesday 17 March, RSA Upper Galleries
Doors open 6.30 Talk 7-8pm £12/Friends £10 includes wine
A very personal take on the RSA New Contemporaries exhibition during which Calum Colvin will discuss a selection of works and explain what appeals to him about them and why. He will also discuss the ethos of the modern Scottish Art College and try to trace any patterns of work emerging, comparing this with his own experience as an art student in Scotland in the early 1980’s and assessing the impact of new technology and social changes on the type of work that is produced by the contemporary Scottish artist.
Born in Glasgow in 1961, Calum Colvin was a winner of one of the inaugural SAC Creative Scotland Awards (2000) and is a holder of a Royal Photographic Society Gold Medal. He was awarded an OBE in 2001 and is Professor of Fine Art Photography at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee where he is also Programme Director for Art and Media.
An alumnus of Duncan of Jordanstone (1979-1983, DA in Sculpture) and the Royal College of Art (1983-85, MA in Photography), his artworks are internationally renowned and widely exhibited. A practitioner of painting, sculpture and photography, he brings these disciplines together, utilising the unique fixed-point perspective of the camera, in his unique style of ‘constructed photography’: assembled tableaux of objects, which are then painted and photographed.

GALLERY TOUR with Exhibition Convener, Edward Summerton RSA
Thursday 19 March, Meet in the Friends’ Room 10.30am
£6 includes coffee Friends only

Come along and hear a selection of exhibiting artists discuss their work and practices with artist Jenny Smith. The Conversation events are designed to attract new audiences and so Friends are encouraged to invite guests along.
Thursday 26 March Doors Open 6.30pm Talks 6.45 – 7.45pm All RSA Galleries
Free but ticketed




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