This year we are delighted that Sandy Wood (left in photograph) has agreed to judge our annual Penicuik Turener Prize Competition
Sandy joined the Royal Scottish Academy in 2003 after graduating from Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen. In 2013 he became Collections Curator; responsible for the management, care of, and access to the academy’s nationally significant collections. He has published various catalogues relating to the academy’s collections including Order and Chaos, Edinburgh: RSA, 2008, Material Rites, Edinburgh: ECA, 2011, and, James Miller (1897-1987): A Traveler’s Eye, Edinburgh: RSA, 2013. He has also curated numerous exhibitions of academy works, including ‘James Cumming RSA (1922-1991): Symbols of the Mind’, 2015, and, ‘Un:Realised: Architectural Imagination from the RSA collections’, 2016. Most recently he co-curated the major exhibition ‘Ages of Wonder: Scotland’s Art 1540 to Now’, critically received as ‘A landmark exhibition’ (The Herald) and ‘One of the most significant assemblies of Scottish art in the world’ (Scottish Art News).
We thought that this wide experience of all genres of art made him very suitble to judge the very varied entries to out competition
Entries for the Open Exhibition and Turner Prize 2018 will be accepted at 4 West Street on Thursday the 30th August between 2.00pm and 4.00pm and again from 7.00pm till 9.00pm.