The Royal Scottish Academy (RSA)’s Upper Galleries are showing work from the annual RSA John Kinross Scholarship, which affords ten final year undergraduate and postgraduate art and architecture students the opportunity to develop their practice in Florence, Italy, for up to three months. The city enjoys an undeniable reputation for inspiring architects and artists over centuries, and this award allows them to experience and study its magnificent history, art and architecture, learn the language and create a visual record of their experience. This work will form part of the Academy’s Collection, which enjoys official recognition as being of national significance.
The exhibition itself comprises the work of twenty artists and architects, five from each decade of the award, which was inaugurated in 1981. They will be showing recent work alongside work they produced at the time of their Scholarship, alongside archive material from its Collection and an accompanying publication about the Scholarship and its beneficiaries’ experiences. In addition, many of the works on show will be available to purchase.
Tickets are available on the Academy’s website. Admission at the door is availability-dependent.
Also showing is the work of Scottish sculptor James Castle RSA, now based in Wiltshire, who has curated exhibitions of sculpture in England for many years and whose work is featured in major public collections across Scotland.