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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

2019 Annual Exhibition

Alight

We will return to the majestic upper galleries of the Royal Scottish Academy in the heart of Edinburgh in January 2019. The open submission will as always sit front an centre, alongside a host of cutrated and invited elements. Ffion Blench will present the results of...

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Awards at Alight 2019

Inches Carr Mentoring Award - £7000 £5000 for a maker, plus an additional £2000 for a mentor whose discipline and/or professional experience would add value to the winners practise. The purpose is to encourage and mentor makers to develop their...

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Craft Scotland Celebrates ... Wood

We are delighted once again to partner with Craft Scotland in the third of our planned series of media specific showcases inaugurated in 2016. Each year we will come together to shine a spotlight on craft and we will highlight a different craft discipline in each...

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Invited Artist - Paul Keir

Paul Keir has degrees from the University of Aberdeen and Edinburgh College of Art, where he also obtained his MFA. He taught at Edinburgh College of Art for many years and has been awarded a number of grants from the Scottish Arts Council and other bodies. He has...

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2019 VAS : Inches Carr Mentoring Award

The shortlisted artists for the 2019 VAS : Inches Carr Mentoring Award are Lucy Dunce, Hannah Louise Lamb, Charonne Ruth, and Yellow Broom (Clare Waddle & Dave Robson). The award is £5000 for a maker, plus an additional £2000 for a mentor whose...

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Alight

2019 Graduate Showcase

Having hand picked a selection of the hottest emerging talents over the summer months, we have whittled a shortlist of eighteen artists down to just a handful of what we consider to be the rising stars in Scottish art.

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Featured Update

Patreon Fundraising

Our society is a community run by artists, for artists. We boast a vibrant, active and participatory membership of over 500 practising artists and makers. The artists fund the running of the organisation through their annual subscription fees, and a rotating panel...

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Patreon Fundraising

Aug 8th 2018
Our society is a community run by artists, for artists. We boast a vibrant, active and participatory membership of over 500 practising artists and makers. The artists fund the running of the organisation through their annual subscription fees, and a rotating panel of volunteers work...

RT @crm_sinclair: Enjoying a day off after giving a talk in Edinburgh and came across this gem of a 'sandcastle' by Jack Handscombe @Visual

@VisualArtsScot on February 18th 2019 9:51pm