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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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VAS Graduate Showcase 2021 Finalists

Every summer Visual Arts Scotland visit degree shows across the breadth of Scotland. We look for emerging artists whose work best exemplifies the fresh and dynamic approach to contemporary art which Visual Arts Scotland seeks to support. From the vast...

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REVERB | Annual Exhibition Awards 2022

REVERB Annual Exhibition Awards 2022   W Gordon Smith and Mrs Jay Gordon Smith Award £4,000 prize for work of merit, selected by the trustees of the W Gordon Smith Award. Marianne Hazlewood for ‘Arisaema Griffith II’  ...

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OPEN CALL | Bothy Project Residency 2022

Visual Arts Scotland is delighted to announce our second residency in partnership with Bothy Project to offer a VAS member the opportunity to spend a week’s residency in the inspirational setting of Sweeney’s Bothy on the Isle of Eigg. The residency will...

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Graduate Showcase 2022 | Shortlist

A huge congratulations to all the graduating artists from this year's Degree Shows. The VAS Team had a terrific time visiting all your exhibitions and enjoying the exciting ideas presented. Whilst it is never an easy task, from these shows the team has selected a...

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FROM ONE TO ANOTHER | Cornwall x Scotland: Exchange Residency

FROM ONE TO ANOTHER  Cornwall x Scotland Exchange Residency Visual Arts Scotland (VAS) is delighted to announce a second residency partnership with the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust, Borlase Smart John Wells Trust (Cornwall) and Marchmont House (Scotland)....

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FROM ONE TO ANOTHER | Cornwall x Scotland: Exchange Residency

Jul 12th 2022
FROM ONE TO ANOTHER  Cornwall x Scotland Exchange Residency Visual Arts Scotland (VAS) is delighted to announce a second residency partnership with the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust, Borlase Smart John Wells Trust (Cornwall) and Marchmont House (Scotland). This opportunity...

"For solitary artists, the best thing about joining the VAS council was working in a team of like-minded enthusiast… https://t.co/faNQNuzahG

@VisualArtsScot on May 09th 2022 11:07am