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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Recent Highlights


Graduate Showcase 2018

Representatives of VAS and the SSA are busy visiting all of the Scottish degree shows and drawing up their shortlists for the 2018 Graduate Showcase. We will join forces to bring you ten of the best upcoming talents from this years crop of newly fledged artists....



Inches Carr Mentoring Award

We are delighted to invite applications from Scottish early-mid career makers for the inaugural Visual Arts Scotland : Inches Carr Craft Mentoring Award, to be made at our next annual exhibition in February 2018. The award is £5000 for a...



Open Submission

For 2018, Visual Arts Scotland and the Society of Scottish Artists will present one single open annual exhibition.  Jointly selected and curated by representatives of each Society, the exhibition will demonstrate fully the diversity of contemporary and...


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2018 Annual Exhibition

Jun 12th 2017
We are delighted at last to be able to announce details of our next annual exhibition, which will open to the public in the first week of February 2018, and will run for a full five weeks in the upper galleries of the RSA. As you know, we’ve been...

Congrats to VAS Professional & Council Member @SusieLeiper on 4⭐️@Scotsman_Arts Review! 1 week left to see her…

@VisualArtsScot on July 18th 2017 11:11am