Manifesto

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 National Galleries of Scotland Academy Building on the Mound in Edinburgh. This year we have formed new...

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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

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 new and unseen work in Scotland’s flagship exhibiting...

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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 to invite submissions for the third in the series of the Cordis Trust Prizes for Tapestry. With a slightly different format from the main prize, the aim of this round is to encourage the work of...

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FLY 2016

Scottish National Galleries Academy Building


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News

Cordis Prize Submissions Open

Aug 10th 2016
Visual Arts Scotland in collaboration with the Cordis Trust are delighted to invite submissions for the third in the series of the Cordis Trust Prizes for Tapestry. With a slightly different format from the main prize, the aim of this round is to encourage the work of artists...