SCOTTISH DRAWINGS

Opening Times:
Free Entry. RSA Lower Galleries. Access from Princes Street entrance. Mon to Sat 10am - 5pm Sundays 12 - 5pm

SCOTTISH DRAWINGS

Opening Times:
Free Entry. RSA Lower Galleries. Access from Princes Street entrance. Mon to Sat 10am - 5pm Sundays 12 - 5pm

31 January 2015 – 28 February 2015

An investigation into contemporary drawing by Royal Scottish Academicians and invited artists. The exhibition also features a selection of historic works from the RSA Collections.

Exhibiting artists:
Michael Agnew, Mary Bourne, Gordon Bryce, William Brotherston, Alfons Bytautus, Joyce W Cairns, James Castle, Annie Cattrell, J Grant Clifford, Doug Cocker, Andrew Cranston, Victoria Crowe, Fiona Dean, Michael Docherty, George Donald, Kate Downie, Stuart Duffin, Lennox Dunbar, David Evans, Joe Fan, Beth Fisher, Gareth Fisher, Ronald Forbes, Alexander Fraser, Paul Furneaux, Derrick Guild, Jake Harvey, Elspeth Lamb, Eileen Lawrence, Marian Leven, Stuart Mackenzie, Will Maclean, Kirkland Main, John McAslan, Ian McCulloch, Lorna McIntosh, Ian McKenzie Smith, Jennifer McRae, Andrew Merrylees, David Michie, Leon Morrocco, Richard Murphy, Glen Onwin, Jacki Parry, Frances Pelly, Philip Reeves, Alan Robb, Willie Rodger, Marion Smith, Michael Snowden, Andrew Stenhouse, Charles Stiven, Edward Summerton, Graeme Todd, Frances Walker, Arthur Watson, Robin Webster.

Invited artists: David Blyth, Anne Douglas, Caitlin Hynes, Allan Watson.
EVENTS

A VERY HUMAN URGE
ROBIN RODGER, RSA COLLECTIONS DOCUMENTATION OFFICER
Accompanying the Academy’s major exhibition of Scottish drawings, this talk will provide insight into the RSA’s fantastic Collection of drawings. Presented by Robin Rodger, Documentation Officer, it focuses on material recently returned to the Collections, much of which has not been seen for nearly 40 years.
Thursday 5 February, RSA Projects
Doors open 6.30 Talk 7-8pm £9/Friends £8 includes wine

THE CENTRALITY OF DRAWING
STUART MACKENZIE RSA (ELECT)
In recent years many artists have been engaging with drawing in a range of different ways, embracing new and exciting approaches allowing for fluid experimentation. Drawing is immediate and inclusive. Its capacity for exploration, investigation, invention and discovery is infinite. Drawing always has been, and continues to be, a central and vibrant process with many contemporary artists placing drawing in a central position in their practice. In this presentation Stuart will look at and discuss a range of drawings both historic and contemporary connecting the past to the present and, most importantly, discussing the major importance of drawing in contemporary art practice.
Stuart Mackenzie lives and works in Glasgow where he has taught in the painting and printmaking department at Glasgow School of Art since 1988 and is coordinator of Masters in MLitt drawing. He is currently on a Research Sabbatical, has begun work on a book on Drawing and is engaged in making a new body of Drawings.
Tuesday 17 February, RSA Projects
Doors open 6.30 Talk 7-8pm £9/Friends £8 includes wine

Image credits from top: Charles Stiven RSA; Will Maclean RSA; Annie Cattrell RSA; William Dyce HRSA.