First Woman President of the Royal Scottish Academy Building, Edinburgh, 6 December 2018Add to Lightbox Download
Joyce W. Cairns PRSA has been elected President of the Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture, the first woman to be elected to the position in the 192-year history of the RSA.
Born in Edinburgh, Cairns studied painting at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen (1966-71), and at the Royal College of Art, London (1971-74). Following a fellowship at Gloucester College of Art and Design she studied at Goldsmiths College, University of London. In 1976 she returned to Aberdeen to teach Drawing and Painting at Gray’s School of Art until 2004 when she left to complete a substantial body of work culminating in the exhibition War Tourist at Aberdeen Art Gallery.
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- First Woman President of the Royal Scottish Academy , Edinburgh, 6 December 2018