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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

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Theo Shields

At the centre of Shields’s interdisciplinary practice are investigations into the changing states of organic matter and its relationship to time and place. His work responds to the visual and tactile textures of the landscape around him using indigenous materials to...

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Cara Louise Walker

Cara Louise Walker is a Glass Artist and Designer from Glasgow. With a Masters of Fine Art in Glass, a BA Hons Degree in Three Dimensional Design and an HND in Jewellery Design, Cara’s work explores the various themes that surround nostalgia and memory, often working...

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Rhona Jack

My artistic practice generally evolves through repeated processes. In each piece of work I create, a great deal of time and energy is exerted into the physical making of the work. My art is slow and systematic, much of the meaning behind the work becoming clear through...

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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...

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Euphrosyne Andrews

The domestic sphere is the central context within my work, as a very relatable space in which art and design as well as ideas surrounding social history all come together under one setting. It is a context through which I am able to connect ideas and research whilst...

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Ladina Clement

Ladina Clément currently attends Edinburgh College of Art. She is completing her final year of Sculpture BA (Hons). Her practice combines sculpture with video and photography, often containing an element of performance or engagement. Her multi-faceted approach...

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Harry Jones-Martin

My work explores the concepts of semiotics and skeuomorphism that experiment with the interpretation of digital images. My paintings attempt to capitalise the agency of contemporary painting and speculation from our climate of technological culture. This semantic of...

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Karen Maxted

I am interested in mark marking - accidental or purposeful, my marks or the marks of others. I find these in various places - scribbles on notes, doodles, in pre-existing art work. I collect marks that appeal to me, usually because I see objects in them (that are...

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Scott Baxter

My work engages with drawing, digital painting, collage, creative writing, performance and filmmaking. I explore themes of virtual identity, performativity and sexuality, specifically in relation to the narrative forms of queer stories: how they are told, their myths,...

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Michael Clarence

I enjoy thinking about the traditional associations of oil on canvas and its effectiveness as a medium in the contemporary world. The uniqueness of oil lies in its temporality as a medium, specifically in a world which feels as though it has succumbed to the...

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Tina MacLeod

Tina MacLeod creates tactile pieces of jewellery that evoke a sense of place. The concept of the island and the unique atmosphere of the Hebridean coastal woodland are central to her work, capturing an essence of that sensed but unexplained aura often experienced within...

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William Braithwaite

My practice is a constant exploration of repetition, process and formation. Often these works explore the boundary between sculpture and architecture. Making a dialog between the two practices. I am interested in objects that engage the viewer in a bodily way,...

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Alex Weir

Within my practice, my main concern is questioning what being a painter means in today's society, along with questioning what a painting as an object is and also what Painting as a subject is. I believe Painting should strive to be accessible to all, so in an attempt to...

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Lauren Bowman

I create highly decorative contemporary miniature paintings, populated by playful protagonists of an anthropomorphic persuasion. Characters throughout my painting parody the many small joys and every day mundanities of human experience, creating nonsensical narratives...

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Marine Lefebvre

My work consists of print, painting, sculpture and installation, with these varied media I create intimate spaces. Each element oscillates in between two status, layered gestures challenge the nature of each medium. By combining experiences’ memories with an...

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Kirsten Millar

https://kirstenmillar.wixsite.com/conap I am a recent graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, currently living in Glasgow. My work explores the landscape through the lens of contemporary society drawing away from traditional representations,...

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Emily Moore

Photographs, taken to record her own travels and experiences, are often the starting point for Emily Moore's landscape based work. Moore is drawn to the patterns and forms found within the natural environment and the contrasting, geometric shapes and lines of the...

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Hanqing Mona

Hanqing & Mona are UK-based artist duo. They collaborate to make image-based installations in relation to sites of architectural and cultural interest. Since 2014, their practices have encompassed photography and sculptural objects that transform monochrome print...

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Niklas Gustafson


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News

Tatha Gallery Members Exhibition

Jun 5th 2018
The Tatha Gallery, Newport-on-Tay Deadline for Entries 17 July 2018  We are delighted to be teaming up with the Tatha Gallery to present a showcase of works by members of Visual Arts Scotland from 25 August - 28 September 2018. All VAS members are invited to submit their work...

VAS Associate Member Olivia Turner has upcoming Solo Exhibition 'Departure of the Line' @UprightGallery #Edinburgh:… https://t.co/YAxwDqP2ke

@VisualArtsScot on June 12th 2018 9:22am