–RSA Annual Exhibition: following RSA William Littlejohn Award 2015 Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.
Information about the RSA Travel Awards:
“Catherine Ross, who won the Gordon Memorial Trust Award during RSA New Contemporaries 2015, receives her second RSA award in the same year, with the Littlejohn Award for excellence and innovation in water-based media.
Having graduated from Gray’s School of Art last year, Ross now works as a painter and model maker. She will use the £2000 prize money to revisit her place of birth – a remote city called Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories of Canada – to research mankind’s interaction with nature and solitude.”
“A total of £9000 has been awarded by the Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture (RSA) to one established artist and two recent graduates. The money will be used to fund new bodies of work and research trips to the USA and Canada. All three prizes have been awarded through an open submission to artists based in Scotland.”
Image: ‘Ice Field’ at Newave Gallery, Aberdeen. www.newave-gallery.co.uk
“Catherine Ross graduated from Painting, Gray’s School of Art, 2014. She was born in Yellowknife, Canada, but raised in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Her work is made up of paintings and models which relate to her own experiences and ideas to do with ‘North’. After a very successful Degree Show at Gray’s School of Art Catherine’s paintings were exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy New Contemporaries 2015 in Edinburgh. She was awarded the David and June Gordon Memorial Trust Prize for an artist born or studying in the Grampian region.”