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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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Bronwen Sleigh

Bronwen Sleigh is a multi-disciplinary artist who takes inspiration from industrial architecture, unused and forgotten urban spaces, and environments at the edge of the city. Her work provokes an extended and considered dialogue with these spaces, which she transforms...

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Kasey Hou

To me, design is a process of exploring existing situations and changing those situations through iterative prototyping. The outcome is often critical because it challenges what it is. I wish to provide an alternative view of how products can be manufactured and used...


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Isla Christie

Isla Christie is a jeweller and a recent graduate of Silversmithing and Jewellery from the Glasgow School of Art. She makes use of digital tools to explore the infinite possibilities of geometrical forms, and is captivated by the myriad ways in which these forms can be...

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Natasha Duda

Scottish designer and maker of furniture, lighting and homeware products. I am heavily inspired by nature and organic materials, and how they have the adept ability to influence the aesthetics of a design in both a clean and contemporary manner. By utilising a...

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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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Annie Mulvey

[remembered]I present its experiences, rituals and traditions passed through my manipulation of material, and process. My practice plays with the role of experience in an individual through the natural reaction of memory recall and the cultural memory that is buried...

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Deirdre Macleod

I explore material and practical aspects of towns and cities, including everyday systems, processes and behaviours that are often overlooked.  Increasingly, my practice sits somewhere between contemporary art and the discipline of Geography. I draw upon a range...

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Jeff Zimmer

Jeff Zimmer trained in theatre in his hometown, Washington, DC, before moving to Scotland. His work consists of enamelled 3D paintings on layers of glass, illuminated in custom lightboxes. His work explores the sensuality of mystery, ambiguity and light, and often...

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Rowan Paton

Primarily concerned with landscape, a preoccupation with mark making, language, colour & print characterise my work. Appropriating imagery and employing mixed media, I create imagined spaces & environments.

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fiona byrne-sutton

Fiona is an artist who works through the medium of ceramics. Work from The Angel's Share can be purchased or commissioned in particular colour ways. Commission information, samples, price list and commission lead times available on request.Fiona's free standing...

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Inge Panneels

Inge Panneels is an Belgian artist and academic living in the UK, whose works explores notions of space and place, using glass as a medium for making site specific works and using mapping as creative language and often working with a team of collaborators.Works are...

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Satellite : VAS @ Summerhall

Call for SubmissionsDeadline 27 April 2018We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting an exhibition celebrating recent graduates and emerging artists at Summerhall in Edinburgh in 2018 from 26 May - 13 July 2018. Since it’s inauguration in...

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Satellite : VAS @ Summerhall

Feb 20th 2018
Call for Submissions Deadline 27 April 2018 We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting an exhibition celebrating recent graduates and emerging artists at Summerhall in Edinburgh in 2018 from 26 May - 13 July 2018. Since it’s inauguration in 2015 our Graduate...

RT @AppliedArtsScot: .@VisualArtsScot's 'Satellite' exhibition, @Summerhallery #Edinburgh 26/05-13/07, will celebrate & track progress of…

@VisualArtsScot on April 20th 2018 11:26am