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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

Featured Artist

Genevieve Draper

I supported my art practice by teaching in F.E. and privately in my studio. I also worked providing art therapy for dementia sufferers. I am now able to focus on my painting, dividing my year between Scotland and France (the Auvergne). I am a figurative painter,...

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Joanna Kessel

Joanna Kessel MA RCA is currently working on a series of mosaic and cast concrete artworks ‘(In)visible Cities’ inspired by Carlo Scarpa’s architecture and her experiences of Italy - in 2010 she received a Scottish Arts Council Research and Development Award to...

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Oliver Reed

Transient, my latest series of works, explores a phenomenological engagement of walking through mountainous landscapes. A physical and emotional experience explored through time and the senses. Walking through, and inhabiting these spaces, perceptions can shift, as...

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Henry Jabbour

My work focuses on the human figure. I am interested in the emotive qualities of body gesture, colour and mark-making. My practice is rooted in observation, memory and the power of imagination. In each piece I am constantly searching beyond mere appearance, attempting...

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Elizabeth Stewart

I usually begin with old family photographs. Images are scanned, cut, collaged, painted, altered and printed. Often they are reprocessed, employing digital weaving technology then cut, patched, and hand sewn. I also paint on a large and small scale, employ hand...

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amanda baron

For 25 years I have worked as a conservator of stained glass. Close examination and repair of decorative fragments of painted stained glass has made me focus on utilising individual pieces of glass to create new works. My ideas are formed by the details in landscape in...

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Jewellery Lucky Dip

Dec 13th 2016
Announcing a very festive fundraiser! Dip into our santa sack and find a very sparkly surprise inside. Inside each parcel is an exquisite gem by a renowned Scottish jeweller. Treat yourself in time for a Christmas night out, or pop it under the tree as a special surprise...