The winners of the RSA New Contemporaries awards have been announced, with 22 artists sharing a total of £40,000 in prizes plus many in-kind benefits and opportunities.

Amongst the winners was Glasgow School of Art graduate Camille Bernard, who was the recipient of the Fleming-Wyfold Foundation Bursary. She receives £10,000 in prize money, plus a £4,000 bursary and one year of mentoring.

Bernard’s work will also be purchased for the Fleming Collection, and she will receive automatic entry into the Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation presents New Scottish Artists, taking place at the David Roberts Art Foundation in London later this year.

The £10,000 residency prize with whisky maker Glenfiddich was awarded to Frances Rokhlin. The Edinburgh College of Art graduate will have an exhibition, with work accessioned for the Glenfiddich Collection, plus automatic entry into the New Scottish Artists exhibition.

Glasgow School of Art graduate Felix Carr received the Stevenston Painting Prize of £5,000 for a painter of merit, while the £2,000 Walter Scott Global Investment Award was awarded to another GSA graduate Sam Drake.

A new exhibition prize from LeithLate Festival was awarded to Clara Hastrup (GSA). She will receive a £500 artist fee and materials budget, plus in-kind support from LeithLate towards negotiating an exhibition space during LeithLate17 Festival.

The winners were selected at 2016 degree shows at art and architecture schools in Scotland by exhibition convenor Delia Baillie RSA, with assistance from fellow academicians and representatives from the art schools. Now in its ninth year, the RSA New Contemporaries exhibition will this year showcase 66 graduates’ work.

RSA New Contemporaries runs until 15 March at the RSA Building, The Mound, Edinburgh.

New Scottish Artists takes place at DRAF, London, 20 April – 6 May.

1. RSA Award Winners. Courtesy: RSA
2. Fleming Wyfold Bursary winner Camille Bernard (centre) pictured in front of her artwork with FW Director James Knox (left) and David Roberts Art Foundation Director Vincent Honoré.
3. Stevenston Award winner Felix Carr (left) and Trustee of the Stevenston Charitable Trust Douglas Connell (right).

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