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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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Featured Artist

Genevieve Draper

I supported my art practice by teaching in F.E. and privately in my studio. I also worked providing art therapy for dementia sufferers. I am now able to focus on my painting, dividing my year between Scotland and France (the Auvergne). I am a figurative painter,...

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Joanna Kessel

Joanna Kessel MA RCA is currently working on a series of mosaic and cast concrete artworks ‘(In)visible Cities’ inspired by Carlo Scarpa’s architecture and her experiences of Italy - in 2010 she received a Scottish Arts Council Research and Development Award to...

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Matthew Draper

I identify myself principally as a draughtsman; drawing being the most unencumbered and immediate form of image-making. My work is made with an intense and energetic immediacy, working instinctively rather than methodically, keeping me physically and emotionally...

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Oliver Reed

My work explores a phenomenological engagement of walking through mountainous landscapes, exploring a physical and emotional experience through space and time.   Within these space your perceptions can be challenged, as your own physical position and the...

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Henry Jabbour

My work focuses on the human figure. I am interested in the emotive qualities of body gesture, colour and mark-making. My practice is rooted in observation, memory and the power of imagination. In each piece I am constantly searching beyond mere appearance, attempting...

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Elizabeth Stewart

Recently I’ve been creating large scale work influenced by my life long obsession with my family photo archive. In much the same way memory works, I reimagine, reframe and reconstruct afresh, using digitally woven or printed fabric produced from my photos, paintings...

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amanda baron

For 25 years I have worked as a conservator of stained glass. Close examination and repair of decorative fragments of painted stained glass has made me focus on utilising individual pieces of glass to create new works. My ideas are formed by the details in landscape in...

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News

2018 Annual Exhibition

Jun 12th 2017
We are delighted at last to be able to announce details of our next annual exhibition, which will open to the public in the first week of February 2018, and will run for a full five weeks in the upper galleries of the RSA. As you know, we’ve been...