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SSA | VAS OPEN at the RSA

The Royal Scottish Academy is full during my visit; not necessarily with people, but with art of impressive quality and exciting variety. With colourful and expressive content covering every available space, the neoclassical grandeur of these 19th Century exhibition rooms is tempered to feel welcoming and even a little playful. The exhibition is the annual […]

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The RSA’s 193rd Annual Exhibition

This month, the Royal Scottish Academy presents its 193rd annual exhibition, showcasing the very best works from its academicians across Scotland. Earlier this week I headed over to Prince’s Street to see what the Academy had to offer. I walked through the building’s enormous columns and into the gallery, finding a maze of open-plan rooms […]

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Ade Adesina: Aurora at The Academicians’ Gallery

The Royal Scottish Academy introduces Adesina’s exhibition “Aurora” as follows: “Focusing on the effects of climate change, deforestation and energy consumption, Adesina’s ecological-minded, monumental linocuts, woodcuts and etchings approach the limits to which the medium of printmaking can be pushed.” Adesina himself outlines his work as a commentary on the changing world, and this is […]

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RSA Open

Royal Scottish Academy: Until 14th February The RSA Open is an annual event of small-scale work created by contemporary artists living or working in Scotland, judged by a panelists of RSA Academicians. The exhibition evokes the spirit of the Victorian salons; legions of artwork jostle for attention in the Neo-classical rooms on The Mound. Everything on […]