RSA Annual Exhibition 2016
“Every spirit builds itself a house, and beyond its house a world, and beyond its world a heaven”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature
The RSA Annual Exhibition is a focal point of the RSA programme and showcases work from RSA Academicians the length and breadth of Scotland.
In 2016 the exhibition explored ideas and work about what HOME might mean, from twelve distinguished architect Academicians and their guests. Everyone should have a home, and everyone should have some ideas about how they ideally would like to live.
The work of RMA was featured in the exhibition and in particular the home designed by the architect for himself in Hart Street.
Inscape built the RMA exhibition structures.
As part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme, and during the year of Homecoming Scotland, Edinburgh Art Festival in partnership with City Art Centre presented a major international exhibition of contemporary art selected by five curators from Commonwealth countries.
Taking its title from a work by Indian artist, Shilpa Gupta, the exhibition invited perspectives from across the Commonwealth to explore and interrogate the ideas, ideals and myths which underpin notions of community, common-wealth, and the commons.
Inscape was asked to carefully install this major piece high on the ramparts of Edinburgh's famous Royal High School
Also part of the 2014 'Where Do I Begin And You End' exhibition organised by the Edinburgh Arts festival Inscape designed and built this giant cinema screen in the main debating chamber.
It was used to show the film 'The Sovereign Forest' by Amar Kanwar. The film is about the impact of illegal mining in the Indian state of Orisa.
Interestingly the screen was retained after the exhibition closed and was reused as part of the presentation by developers hoping to turn the historic building into a modern hotel complex.
RSA Festival Exhibition 2013
To coincide with the 21st anniversary of Richard Murphy Architects, the exhibition was a continuation from the 10th anniversary exhibition which was held at the Fruitmarket Gallery in 2001. The exhibitions consisted of models and a 25-minute digital presentation featuring highlights from the 21 years – stretching from an early tiny house extension in Inverleith to the more recent British High Commission in Colombo – and all of their 21 RIBA and RIAI award-winning buildings.
Inscape built the structure of the exhibition and we were the builders of many of the buildings depicted in the models.