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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

Hannah Jayne Noble

I am fortunate enough to have been brought up in a rural community on an island off the west coast of Scotland. Growing up in Tobermory I was surrounded by bright coloured houses, old fishing piers and rugged coastlines. Throughout my time at DJCAD it became a...

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Claire Bell

'Imprints' is a graduate collection of one-off interiors pieces, inspired by the overlooked spaces in our everyday environment. Capturing marks left behind by people and time: the eroded grooves in a pavement; the subtle colour bleed of a rain washed wall; the repeating...

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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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Daphne Groves

The material goods we collect, use and abandon can speak of desire, hope and loss. If we step outside of our familiarity and dismissal of such objects, we can begin to appreciate them as artefacts and consider their value beyond monetary worth. The importance of things...

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Auguste Greiciute

As costumes are generally considered as ephemeral pieces of art I believe that it is crucial to acknowledge the environmental footprint of their design and making. Working on my university final year costume design project has put me into a privileged position of...


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Eunsung Kim

My aim is to express my emotions and thoughts to the viewer through crafts and jewellery. Working with a conceptual theme, my inspiration came from my personal journals (diaries) and my previous work in Fine Art named the ‘Secret Box’ (2010). This work lets...

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Eva Gilder-Hodgson


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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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Ruth Gilmour

Ruth Elvira Gilmour makes objects and jewellery in response to materials, processes and texture. Graduating from Glasgow School of Art with her project "Nothing is Solid," Ruth's cross disciplinary research approach exhibits objects, photography, moving image,...

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Ane Lopez

My name is Ane Lopez and I am a recent graduate from The Glasgow School of Art, where I undertook a masters in Communication Design. As an artist I often experience a constant battle between the use of words and the use of images to convey matters that are difficult...

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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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Aigita Kalnina

Each hand made material in my work radiates and thrives in the unusual mix of the organic and waste matter. My work centers on methodologies of making and understanding the process of the materials, sharing this with audiences. My materials evolve through trial and...

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Francis Scott

I find value in recording and playing with themes that exist in the everyday. People, places and situations find their way into my personal work; I've always sought to observe and reflect the current state of things. I do this through drawing and note taking which act...

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Marc Johansen

Using sound and animation I like to create immersive films that the viewer can experience in an almost meditative state. This reflects my interest in the sensory, therapeutic potential of both digital media technology and physical environments. Sound and song play a...

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Isabel Distassi

The inspiration behind my work comes from folding, bending and wrapping in both man-made and natural forms. A feature that is of great importance to me is manipulating materials to resemble each other – for example making silver malleable like paper. Hence,...

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News

Installations and New Media Call For Entries

Aug 3rd 2017
Deadline for entries Monday 18 September 2017   We are now inviting pre-submissions of proposals for large scale, installation and unrealised works. We encourage ambitious new artwork created specifically for the space, or existing artwork that is re-purposed for this...