Royal Scottish Academy

The Royal Scottish Academy is Scotland’s premier organisation promoting contemporary Scottish art. Founded in 1826, the RSA maintains a unique position in Scotland as an independently funded institution led by eminent artists and architects whose purpose is to promote and support the creation, understanding and enjoyment of the visual arts through exhibitions and related educational events. [ [http://www.scottishrecordsassociation.org/summaries_006.htm The Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture, Architecture and Printmaking] ]

Overview

In addition to a continuous programme of innovative and exciting new exhibitions, the RSA also administers scholarships, awards and residencies for artists living and working in Scotland. Please check the website for details of all upcoming exhibitions, artist talks and opportunities.

The RSA's historic collection of important artworks and an extensive archive of related material chronicling art and architecture in Scotland over the last 180 years are housed in the Dean Gallery and are available to researchers by appointment only.

The Royal Scottish Academy Building is situated on The Mound adjacent to the National Gallery of Scotland (NGS). The building is managed by the National Galleries of Scotland but the 1910 Order grants the RSA permanent administration offices in the building. Exhibition space is shared throughout the year with the NGS and other organisations (ESSA).

Its home since the 1850s has been the Royal Scottish Academy Building on Princes Street in Edinburgh. The building, originally designed by William Henry Playfair, was recently refurbished as part of the Playfair Project, and is also used by the National Galleries of Scotland. It is separate from, though enjoys links with, the Royal Academy in London.

The Royal Scottish Academy is led by a body of eminent Artist and Architect Members encompassing the broad cross-section of contemporary Scottish art. The Academy also has a historic collection of important artworks and an extensive archive of related material chronicling art and architecture in Scotland over almost 200 years. Displays of the historic collections are mounted whenever possible and these collections are available for consultation by appointment.

Academicians

Please check the Academy website for a full list of past and present RSA Members.
*George Aikman
*Elizabeth Blackadder
*Francis Cadell
*Alexander Carrick
*George Paul Chalmers
*William Cruikshank
*Stanley Cursiter
*Robert Gibb
*William Gillies
*George Harvey
*James Eckford Lauder
*Robert Scott Lauder
*Horatio McCulloch
*David Michie
*Joseph Noel Paton
*Samuel Peploe
*Sir Robin Philipson
*Sir Henry Raeburn
*Anne Redpath
*George Reid
*Thomas Ross
*Tom Scott
*William Lamb (artist)

Associates of the Royal Scottish Academy

After amendments to the Supplementary Charter in 2005, once Associates have submitted a Diploma work into the Permanent Collection of the Royal Scottish Academy, they are then entitled to full membership of the Academy and can affix the letters RSA after their names.

ee also

*Royal West of England Academy

Notes

References

Esme Gordon: The Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture & Architecture 1826-1976. Edinburgh 1976.

External links

* [http://www.royalscottishacademy.org/ The Royal Scottish Academy]


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