Royal Scottish Academy (RSA)
Housed in the imposing and iconic pillar-faced building in front of the National Gallery of Scotland, the Royal Scottish Academy (oft referred to as the RSA) was established in 1826 to provide a home for Scottish art and offer learning and funding for emerging artists. In time, teaching was transferred to the Edinburgh College of Art, but the Academy continues to assist young artists through a programme of awards, scholarships and exhibition opportunities.
The core element of the collections is the Diploma Collection, comprising of a single work by each full member of the academy. Evolving from the long standing Student Exhibition, the RSA also hosts the much anticipated annually-curated exhibition New Contemporaries, dedicated to emerging artists and architects living in Scotland, whilst also regularly hosting talks, tours and special events.
RSA 187th Annual Exhibitiontimes vary, FreeRoyal Scottish Academy (RSA)
Annual highlight featuring RSA Academicians and invited submissions from leading and emerging Scottish artists, plus invited artists including BAFTA award-winner John Maclean and Gabriela Fridriksdottir, who've collaborated extensively with Bjork.