Visual Arts Scotland is now a leading platform for national and international contemporary fine and applied artists. Originally an organisation for women artists, the society since the 1980s has championed craft makers, designers and applied arts practitioners, as well as contemporary fine art practice.

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Graduate Showcase 2018

VAS and the SSA have been visiting degree shows to hunt down ten of the hottest emerging talents emerging from the Scottish Art Schools to present at this years Graduate Showcase. We are deloghted to share VAS's five picks with you, they are Isla Christie...


Featured Artist

Kasey Hou

To me, design is a process of exploring existing situations and changing those situations through iterative prototyping. The outcome is often critical because it challenges what it is. I wish to provide an alternative view of how products can be manufactured and used...


Featured Artist

Isla Christie

Isla Christie is a jeweller and a recent graduate of Silversmithing and Jewellery from the Glasgow School of Art. She makes use of digital tools to explore the infinite possibilities of geometrical forms, and is captivated by the myriad ways in which these forms can be...


Featured Artist

Natasha Duda

Scottish designer and maker of furniture, lighting and homeware products. I am heavily inspired by nature and organic materials, and how they have the adept ability to influence the aesthetics of a design in both a clean and contemporary manner. By utilising a...


Featured Artist

Jean Oberlander

Jean Oberlander is a knitted textile artist and student at Royal College of Art from Scotland. Her work amalgamates the old and the new, and enjoys showcasing the versatility of the knit stitch and plays with the interactions knit has with space and the body. Cultural...


Featured Artist

Annie Mulvey

[remembered] I present its experiences, rituals and traditions passed through my manipulation of material, and process. My practice plays with the role of experience in an individual through the natural reaction of memory recall and the cultural memory that is buried...



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Installations and New Media Call For Entries

Aug 3rd 2017
Deadline for entries Monday 18 September 2017   We are now inviting pre-submissions of proposals for large scale, installation and unrealised works. We encourage ambitious new artwork created specifically for the space, or existing artwork that is re-purposed for this...

OPEN SSA & VAS TOGETHER 2018 General Submissions - NOW OPEN until 05 Nov

@VisualArtsScot on October 11th 2017 8:03am