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

2019 Annual Exhibition

Alight

We will return to the majestic upper galleries of the Royal Scottish Academy in the heart of Edinburgh in January 2019. The open submission will as always sit front an centre, alongside a host of cutrated and invited elements. Ffion Blench will present the results of...

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Members Exhibition

Tatha Gallery


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CONVERSATIONS IN WOOD

Visual Arts Scotland, Marchmont House, Craft Scotland, & The Scottish Gallery present CONVERSATIONS IN WOOD  An exhibition and event organised by Visual Arts Scotland and Craft Scotland, featuring The Scottish Gallery, hosted by the magnificent...

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OPEN VAS + SSA 2019/2020


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Alight

Awards at Alight 2019

Inches Carr Mentoring Award - £7000 £5000 for a maker, plus an additional £2000 for a mentor whose discipline and/or professional experience would add value to the winners practise. The purpose is to encourage and mentor makers to develop their...

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Alight

Craft Scotland Celebrates ... Wood

We are delighted once again to partner with Craft Scotland in the third of our planned series of media specific showcases inaugurated in 2016. Each year we will come together to shine a spotlight on craft and we will highlight a different craft discipline in each...

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Alight

2019 VAS : Inches Carr Mentoring Award

The shortlisted artists for the 2019 VAS : Inches Carr Mentoring Award are Lucy Dunce, Hannah Louise Lamb, Charonne Ruth, and Yellow Broom (Clare Waddle & Dave Robson). The award is £5000 for a maker, plus an additional £2000 for a mentor whose...

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Alight

2019 Graduate Showcase

Having hand picked a selection of the hottest emerging talents over the summer months, we have whittled a shortlist of eighteen artists down to just a handful of what we consider to be the rising stars in Scottish art.

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Patreon Fundraising

Our society is a community run by artists, for artists. We boast a vibrant, active and participatory membership of over 500 practising artists and makers. The artists fund the running of the organisation through their annual subscription fees, and a rotating panel...

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New Council Members

We are delighted to introduce our wonderful new council members for 2019. They join an amazing team of skilled individuals who work hard, voluntarily, to bring you a calendar of events, satellite shows and the Annual Exhibition: Namon Gaston, Sarah Calmus, Amanda...

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New Professional Members

We are delighted to introduce our elected Professioal Members for 2019. Professional Membership is by election only and new members must be nominated by two existing professional members. Professional membership is aimed at working artists who are actively creating...

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Member Showcase

Every Month we will showcase three Visual Arts Scotland members, spotlighting their work, routine and practice. These website showcased members will be chosen by a monthly guest curator. The invited curator will select makers & artists that interest...

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Featured Update

CONVERSATIONS IN WOOD

Visual Arts Scotland, Marchmont House, Craft Scotland, & The Scottish Gallery present CONVERSATIONS IN WOOD  An exhibition and event organised by Visual Arts Scotland and Craft Scotland, featuring The Scottish Gallery,...

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Featured Update

OPEN SSA + VAS 2019/2020 - CALL FOR ENTRIES

OPEN SSA+VAS 2019-2020 CALL FOR ENTRIES   Society of Scottish Artists and Visual Arts Scotland invite artists from across the world to apply to be part of the biggest show of contemporary art in Scotland. Working together for the second time, the two leading...

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News

Member Showcase

Jul 11th 2019
Every Month we will showcase three Visual Arts Scotland members, spotlighting their work, routine and practice. These website showcased members will be chosen by a monthly guest curator. The invited curator will select makers & artists that interest them from our...