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“RSA New Contemporaries 2012 is a curated annual exhibition which focuses on the finest emerging artists & architects in Scotland. Now in its fourth 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.
It features 62 graduates selected from the 2011 degree shows by a team of RSA Members, led by Glen Onwin RSA, Kathryn Findlay RSA (Elect) and representatives of the six schools of Architecture and five main colleges of art in Scotland.
The revamped exhibition held in all 12 of the magnificent RSA galleries gives each artist the opportunity to showcase a selection of new work, providing a more comprehensive representation of their practice. 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.”
Text from RSA website
The exhibition is open from 17 March 2012 - 11 April 2012 Royal Scottish Academy, Mound, Edinburgh.
Nine Architecture graduates have been selected for this year’s exhibition, four of these from ESALA/ Edinburgh College of Art:
Scott Licznerski (ECA Diploma graduate 2011)
Andrew Morris RSA Award for Architectural Insight (ESALA MArch Programme graduate 2011: [re]constructed GROUND)
Sarah Clayton + Gillian Storrar (ESALA MArch Programme graduate 2011: mediating infrastructure: between hard and soft] .
Andrew, Sarah and Gillian’s work emerged from the two year Integrated Pathway design-research studio in the first ESALA joint Master of Architecture Programme: Marseille: Irrigations, led by architect, Suzanne Ewing. Scott participated in the ECA Diploma unit, Contemporary Architecture, led by architect, Douglas Cruickshank (both ESALA academic staff).
This article was published on Sep 7, 2012