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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

our next major exhibition, coming soon...

FLY 2016

Visual Arts Scotland are thrilled to announce our 2016/17 annual exhibition, FLY, which launches on Saturday 3 December in the stunning upper galleries of the The Royal Scottish Academy Building on the Mound in Edinburgh. This year we have formed new exciting...

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FLY 2016

Craft Scotland Celebrates ... Ceramics

We are delighted to be partnering with Craft Scotland to bring you the first in a planned series of media specific showcases which over the next few years will shine a spotlight on a different craft discipline each year. We will celebrate our mutual ambition to exhibit...

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FLY 2016

Open Submissions 2016

Deadline for Open Submissions Extended till Midnight on Tuseday 11 October! VAS’s Open Submission exhibition offers the distinct opportunity for emerging and established contemporary artists, designers and craft makers, members and non-members to showcase...

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FLY 2016

Graduate Showcase 2016

The VAS council visited all the degree shows to seek out the best new talents emerging from the five main Scottish Art Schools; DOJCAD in Dundee, Edinburgh College of Art, Glasgow School of Art, Grays School of Art in Aberdeen, and for the first time we are...

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FLY 2016

The Cordis Prize

Visual Arts Scotland in collaboration with the Cordis Trust are delighted topresent the shortlisted artists for the third in the series of the Cordis Trust Prizes for Tapestry. - Jo Barker, Swirl - Demetra Browning, Red Trees. Skipping - Linda Green, Reluctant...

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FLY 2016

The Royal Scottish Academy Building


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News

FLY on The Wall

Nov 8th 2016
The open submissions are over, the judges have whittled 1100 works down to just 250. But whether or not your work was selected you can still be a part of our next big exhibition FLY 2016 at the Royal Scottish Academy. To continue with the recent tradition set...

WE'RE OPEN!! #FLY2016 is a fabulous multi-faceted show : 10-5 daily until 27 Dec at the @NatGalleriesScohttps://t.co/r6PGWKLzF3

@VisualArtsScot on December 03rd 2016 2:17pm