17 December 2022 – 10 January 2023
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This year marks the 130th anniversary of the inaugural Society of Scottish Artists exhibition. To celebrate this occasion, we will be taking a unique look at its vibrant history and showcasing a selection of works which have contributed to art culture in Scotland. 

In 1892 the Society of Scottish Artists held their first exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh. As part of this celebration, we have invited SSA Members to respond to a selection of works from past, present and previously invited artists and SSA members. All selected works will be exhibited alongside the original artworks.

The SSA Annual Exhibition is one of the largest contemporary art exhibitions in Scotland. The exhibition is produced and supported entirely by artists with no public funding and will take place at the Royal Scottish Academy from 17 December 2022 – 10 January 2023.

Selected works will be exhibited alongside installation, moving image, site-specific and performance art, resulting in a challenging and invigorating show. The SSA plays a unique and vital role in supporting and bringing together artists working across a wide range of very diverse disciplines.

This year also sees the return of our 30 x 30 affordable art sale of small works by our members.

All exhibited artworks will be available to purchase. In addition to the main works there will be a series of smaller artworks available at accessible prices.

Exhibition Dates:
17 December 2022 – 10 January 2023

Opening Times:
Monday to Saturday 10-5pm, Sunday 12-5pm (last entry 30 minutes prior to closing). Closed 25 & 26 December

Upper Galleries, The Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

Entry is via the RSA Front Door entrance on Princes Street. If you require stair-free access please notify us after booking (via and enter by the ramp at the RSA Back Door (South Entrance).

£4 | £3 concessions
Free Entry for SSA Members (limited tickets available per day, please book in advance)
Free entry for all on Mondays

Image: SSA 123rd Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy. Photo credit Julie Howden.