Exhibitions & Events 2016

Exhibition: The Artist Traveller

The Finlay Room, RSA Lower Galleries
The Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture, The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL

Preview: Friday 11 November 6-8pm

Exhibition Dates:
12 November 2016 - 29 January 2017

David Michie RSA greatly supported opportunities for artists’ travel throughout his life. His own post diploma ‘traveller’ was spent in Italy with John Houston - meeting latterly with Elizabeth Blackadder and Frances Walker. Throughout his career he continued to travel and encouraged students to also do so, absorbing and recording their experiences as reference for new work.

To coincide with The David Michie Gift exhibition, The Artist Traveller showcases works by some of the many artists whom the Academy has supported to travel in recent years. The RSA has a long history of disbursing funds for travel-based awards and residencies both throughout Scotland and abroad. This exhibition features works from a variety of RSA travel initiatives such as, the RSA John Kinross Scholarship to Florence, the RSA Residencies for Scotland, the RSA William Littlejohn Award and the Sabhal Mòr Ostaig Artist in Residence.

"This latest exhibition of Murray Robertson’s work reminds us that Scotland’s land and landscapes remain contested territory."

Read more on Bella Caledonia by Graeme Purves

Exhibiting Artists:
Kate Fahey
Stephanie Mann
Rebecca Milling
Kyle Noble
Murray Robertson

More: http://www.royalscottishacademy.org/exhibitions/the-artist-traveller/

Opening Times:
Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 12 - 5pm

Above: Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Isle of Skye. Visual Artist in Residence December 2015 - June 2016. Studio and works in progress during the residency. See more.

Exhibition: RGI Open Annual Exhibition - Invited Artist

The Mitchell
Granville Street, Glasgow G3 7DN

Exhibition Dates:
12 - 27 November 2016

The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts (RGI) is an independent organisation in Glasgow, founded in 1861, which promotes contemporary art and artists in Scotland. The Institute organises one of the largest and most prestigious annual art exhibitions in Scotland - open to all artists.

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Above: Diùranais (detail), digital pigment print, 97 x 71 cm. An Cuiltheann (detail), digital pigment print, 97 x 71 cm.

Commission: Stravaigin Mural

A commission from Stravaigin Restaurant in Glasgow that reflects their gastronomic philosophy and trademark combination of excellent global and local cuisine.


Above: Stravaigin (detail), mural, digital pigment print on 'Tectura' wall covering. 860 x 100cm.

Above: Mural installation by EVM at Stravaigin Restaurant.

Exhibition: Murray Robertson - Prints & Mixed Media Work

Images reflecting time spent on the Isle of Skye and in the Outer Hebrides.

Exhibition runs until 12th April 2016.

Bar Gandolfi, 64 Albion Street, Glasgow G1 1NY
Tel: 0141 552 0221

Above: Air an taobh thall dhen chrìoch (On the Far Side of the Border), digital pigment print in an edition of 10, 36 x 36cm.

Publication: SOGO Magazine Issue III - Featured Guest Artist

SOGO is a Scottish based quarterly lifestyle and arts publication, which promotes and provides a platform for Scottish creative industries and communities.


Exhibition: Between the Land and the Sea - until 24th April 2016

Royal Academy of Arts, The Keeper’s House, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London.

Selected by artist Barbara Rae RA, Between the Land and the Sea is the third in a series of themed exhibitions in the Keepers’ House, presenting limited editions and unique works of art for sale. This diverse selection of works explores the empathy each artist has with land or sea, or the conjunction of both, rather than any general exploration of landscape or views. Some of the artists are interested in environmental issues, while others explore the historical or contemporary aspects of a locality altered over time by humankind, or transformed by weather.

The exhibition consists of works on paper, many of them limited edition prints. “What I really want to communicate to people with this exhibition is the power of printmaking as a medium”, Rae says.

The painter and printmaker is an enthusiastic collector of prints herself: “It’s an incredibly versatile medium - it suits every artist. I think artists often express themselves in a completely different and much more genuine way in print.”

An introduction to 'Between the Land and the Sea'

Barbara Rae RA discusses the range of techniques and subject matter covered by the works on display.