RSA New Contemporaries 2018 @ Royal Scottish Academy (RSA), Edinburgh [from 24 March to 18 April]

RSA New Contemporaries 2018

- 18
10:00 - 17:00

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Royal Scottish Academy (RSA)
The Mound, EH2 2EL Edinburgh, United Kingdom
24 March 2018 — 18 April 2018
Admission £6 adult / £4 concession (price includes catalogue)
Free entry on Mondays (catalogue £3)
Always free for RSA Friends

The RSA NEW CONTEMPORARIES, supported by Walter Scott & Partners Limited, represents the RSA’s commitment to promoting contemporary art & architecture in Scotland. Now in its tenth year, this carefully curated exhibition offers a unique opportunity to see some of Scotland’s finest emerging talent under one roof. Showcasing 62 graduates selected from the 2017 degree shows, this exhibition will feature a wonderful array of painting, sculpture, filmmaking, photography, printmaking, architecture and installation.

The selection was made by exhibition convenor Derrick Guild 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 Ric Russell RSA. The RSA is delighted to announce that the exhibition is once again kindly supported by our patrons Walter Scott & Partners Limited and, for the tenth 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.

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 grateful to all our external award givers who support this commitment to emerging artists, in particular to The Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation for the £14,000 Fleming-Wyfold Bursary and exhibition in London, and to William Grant & Sons for the £10,000 Glenfiddich Artist in Residence Award.

Dates TBC | Cello Factory, Southwark, London
A selection of works from the RSA New Contemporaries exhibition will be shown at Cello Factory in Southwark in London in the fourth annual exhibition 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, as will the recipient of the Fleming-Wyfold Bursary. This exciting exhibition provides a significant platform for new Scottish artists in London. The exhibition is presented in partnership with the Fleming-Wyfold Foundation.

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’s investment philosophy has remained deliberately unchanged since its foundation. A collective approach to research and investment has remained central to the firm’s approach with the close-knit team all based in Walter Scott’s offices in Charlotte Square. 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
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 extensive coverage in print and online.


Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee
Elise Bell, Lucy Buchanan, Cassia Dodman, Monica Dritschel, Rhona Jack, Emma McCarthy, James Alexander McKenzie, Kirsten Millar, Ross Miller, Filippa Pirrip, Sylvia Tarvet, Glen Thomson, Calum Wallis, Gayle Watson, Doaa Yule

Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh
Adam Castle, Sophie Edwards, Giulia Gentili, Tess Glen, Lara Hirst, Michael Kay Terence, Samantha Parkhouse, Edith Pritchett, Alexandra Roddan, Fiona Steel, Chiara Von Puttkamer, Craig Waddell, Juanita Zaldua

University of Highlands & Islands, Elgin & Orkney
Anna Kajos

Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
Anne Mie Bak Andersen, Louis Bennett, William Braithwaite, Matthew Buick, Amorn Bunsri, Robbie Campbell, Casper Cosmus Alsøe, Jamie Edmundson, Amy Grogan, David Walker Kennedy, Millie Layton, Josephine Lohoar Self, Lachlan McFeelly Bolt, Marion Miranda, Hannah Mooney, Lydia Morrow, Ben Soedira, Robbie Spriddle, Bastian Thuesen

Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen
Alan Aitken, Paula Buŝkevica, Rowan Crawford, Jack Dunnett, Alexandra McGregor, Hugh Morton, David Rae, Suzann Ross


Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow
Jerome Wren

The Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Edinbugh
Claire Longridge

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Architecture, Dundee
Ashleigh Muirhead, Jamie Wyllie & Slaveya Moneva

University of Strathclyde, Architecture, Glasgow
Jonita Karablikova

The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment, Aberdeen
Ross Robinson

Banner image: Millie Layton, 'Au Courant', photo credit Colin Davison

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