Alicia Bruce

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Ages of Wonder


Ages of Wonder

04 Nov - 07 Jan

I’m thrilled to have my work included in  ‘Ages of Wonder: Scottish art from 1540 until now’ at Royal Scottish Academy.

Ages of Wonder builds on the moment in 1910 when the Royal Scottish Academy transferred a number of significant works to the National Collection, securing exhibiting rights within the building shared by the two institutions today. The Academy had been a force behind the establishment of a national collection and NGS and RSA had previously coexisted in what is now the National Gallery of Scotland. Ages of Wonder reunites RSA works transferred to NGS with a selection of those remaining in the Academy’s Nationally Significant Collection and those collected by the Academy up to the present day.

The exhibition will include over 450 works by over 270 artists and architects, from the masterpiece ‘The Adoration of the Magi’ painted by Jacopo Bassano of 1540, to recent Diploma Works by D.O Hill, James Guthrie, John Byrne, Callum Innes and Alison Watt, and works commissioned for and during the exhibition by Calum Colvin, Kenny Hunter and Richard Murphy.


Sim Man, NYSim, Bellevue Hospital, Manhattan, New York, 2014, © Alicia Bruce. Supported by Royal Scottish Academy Morton Award 2014.

The Sim Project has been included in the exhibition which is an ongoing project was made possible with generous support from RSA Morton Award 2014.  The Morton Award allowed me to explore a new area of my practice working on a new international project documenting the surreal and fascinating world of medical simulation as well as take up a residency at the Scottish Centre for Medical Simulation at Forth Valley Royal Hospital.  The project went on to win the RSA Muirhead Purchase Award and was published by the BBC.


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