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JOYCE CAIRNS HAS BECOME THE FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENT IN 193 YEARS OF THE ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY OF ART

The Bohun Gallery are delighted to relay the news that Joyce Cairns has been appointed the first woman President in 193 years of the Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture

Joyce is a graduate of Gray's School of Art, the Royal College of Art and Goldsmith's, and is one of Scotland's best known painters. She was a full time lecturer of Painting at Gray's School of Art until 2004.

Joyce Cairns is perhaps best known for her monumental body of work exploring the theme of War, culminating in a major exhibition 'War Tourist' at Aberdeen Art Gallery.
The Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture said that Ms Cairns brought wide-reaching experience as an exhibitor, teacher and promoter of the visual arts to her new position.
Colin Greenslade, the academy's director, said: The helm has always been held by an eminent practitioner in their field and it is most fitting that Joyce W Cairns takes over this role, making history as the first female RSA president.Cairns said: As a teenager, instead of going dancing, I would spend my meagre pocket money to view the Royal Scottish Academy's annual exhibition. Little did I imagine that one day I would end up as the president.is the academy's 22nd president and takes over from the conceptual artist Arthur Watson, who has come to the end of his six-year term.
The Bohun Gallery thinks her appointment is well deserved and wish to congratulate Joyce.


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