We will return to the majestic upper galleries of the Royal Scottish Academy in the heart of Edinburgh in January 2018. Watch this space for news of our shortlisted graduate showcase artists, our next Craft Scotland Collaboration, the next round of the Inches Carr Mentoring Award, and details of the forthcoming Open Submission!
26 January - 22 February
Royal Scottish Academy
Visual Arts Scotland in association with Summerhall are delighted to present the work of eighteen of the hottest emerging talents on the Scottish Art scene.
Since its inauguration in 2015 our Graduate Showcase has celebrated the finest emerging artist graduating from art schools in Scotland, exhibiting their work in the prestigious RSA galleries in Edinburgh. SATELLITE will track the progress of aspiring artists, some of whom we have previously featured in the Graduate Showcase, and some of whom we are delighted to be showing for the first time.
Associate Membership of VAS caters to younger and early career artists, and is our societies future. VAS strives to be part of the complex debate between contemporary fine and applied art praxis and this fine selection of upcoming artists perfectly embody the diversity of our organisation.
In a departure from the previous shared format the VAS and SSA exhibitions will be presented as a single exhibition, Open, jointly selected and curated by representatives of both societies. At the heart of the Open 2018, as always, will be the Open Submission, where we will join forces to show the furthest extremes of contemporary art practice, from craft to digital and everything in between.
The Open Submission will be complemented by a number of curated projects staged individually by the societies. We will bring you further details of our own programme, and that of the SSA, as they become available . . .
Visual Arts Scotland are thrilled to announce our 2016/17 annual exhibition, FLY, which launched 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 partnership with Craft Scotland, strengthened existing relationships with the art colleges, and as always we will extend an open invitation to all practicing artists - emerging and established, applied and fine artists, working in large scale or small, to demonstrate the level of talent out there via our open submission. See full details on each of these below
Visual Arts Scotland presents VAS:T 2015, taking full advantage of having the entire upper gallery at the RSA to address their refocused mission to consider the relationship between applied art and contemporary arts.
Visual Arts Scotland 2013 was held in the more intimate downstairs space of The Royal Scottish Academy. Our aim remained to promote the quality and diversity of contemporary fine and applied arts in Scotland, giving them an equal platform. A more minimal and coherent hang allowed our exhibits space to breathe in the small downstairs galleries. We achieved a strong, well paced exhibition that does not overwhelm the viewer but still demonstrates our commitment to diversity.