Fine Arts

Many congratulations to Laure Prouvost (Max Mara Resident Fine Arts 2011-12) on winning the Turner Prize! Click here to read the BBC article.

Visual Arts and Architecture

From our foundation, the British School at Rome has attracted visual artists and architects of the highest calibre to work and develop in this unique, multi-disciplinary community. The BSR has seven individual en-suite studios and offers residential awards from 3 to 12 months and for all career stages and many media

Today, those who win residential studio awards represent the very best of established and up-and-coming contemporary practitioners in the UK and the Commonwealth: they draw on and contribute to the BSR’s uniquely lively and engaged intellectual environment to enhance their own practice and research.

Support for visual artists and resident architects is offered by the Fine Arts Advisor, Marco Palmiero, who co-ordinates the thrice annual exhibitions of work by the awardees as well as providing information, and other supports. Resident artists also benefit from the experience of the Senior Research Fellow in Modern Studies and Contemporary Visual Culture, Jacopo Benci, whose research crosses many media with particular reference to Italian post-war cinema.

Public exhibitions of the work of BSR award-holders, are held three times per year. – in December, March and June


Fine Arts Catalogues

Fine Arts 2012-13 

Fine Arts 2011-12

Fine Arts 2010-11

Fine Arts 2009-10

Fine Arts 2008-9

[These are large pdfs and may take a while to download on some connections]



Coming soon

Thursday 17 April 2014

Academy / Studio / Museum​

Monday 5 May 2014

An encounter with filmmaker and writer Lorenza Mazzetti

Thursday 8 May 2014

Artist’s Talk: Danny Rolph

"Then He Will Show You", Darren Murray (Arts Council for Northern Ireland Fellow 2009)

An artist's studio in the Edwin Austin Abbey Wing

Fine Arts Mostra