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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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Graduate Showcase 2022 | Finalists

Once again a massive thank you and well done to all the artists who were shortlisted for this year's graduate award. The quality of the work and range of expression was really felt by the selection panel. The team did have to make a decision however and would like...

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Lorna Fraser | Bothy Project Residency 2022

Lorna Fraser, artist-in-residence at Bothy Project, Sweeney's Bothy on the Isle of Eigg September 2022 I was delighted to be awarded an artist residency on the Isle of Eigg. My porcelain work is inspired by the shapes and structures in the botanical world...

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Joanne Matthews | Rose Cottage Residency 2022

We caught up with artist Joanne Matthews to reflect on her VAS residency in autumn last year. In September 2022, Joanne was selected from our open call and was the first artist-in-residence at Rose Cottage, Perthshire as part of a developing partnership. Have a read -...

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Clare Wardman | From One To Another 2022

From One To Another 2022 | Cornwall x Scotland Exchange Residency From One To Another is a residency delivered in partnership with the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust, Borlase Smart John Wells Trust (Cornwall) and Marchmont House (Scotland). A blog by...

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New VAS President | Expressions of Interest

Expression of Interest Deadline for applications (extended): Monday 10 April, midnight. Join us for a Q&A with President Sarah Calmus to gain more insight into the role! Wednesday 5 April, 6-7pm. We are looking for expressions of interest for the role of...

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30x30 Submissions | WEST 2023

30 x 30 | SMALL WORKS BY SOCIETY MEMBERS   30 x 30 is an exciting addition to our WEST exhibition, offering a fantastic varied selection of small works for sale at affordable prices.  All VAS members are welcome to submit work. There is no selection...

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Siobhan McLaughlin | From One To Another 2022

Pigment grinding, Anchor Studios. Photograph by Alban Roinard.   From One To Another 2022 | Cornwall x Scotland Exchange Residency From One To Another is a residency delivered in partnership with the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust, Borlase Smart John...

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Vice President | Expressions of Interest

Expression of Interest Opens: 1 April 2023 Deadline for applications: 30 April 2023, midnight. Join us for a Q&A with President Sarah Calmus to gain more insight into the role! Wednesday 5 April, 6-7pm. We are looking for expressions of interest for the role...

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Vice President | Expressions of Interest

Mar 31st 2023
Expression of Interest Opens: 1 April 2023 Deadline for applications: 30 April 2023, midnight. Join us for a Q&A with President Sarah Calmus to gain more insight into the role! Wednesday 5 April, 6-7pm. We are looking for expressions of interest for the role of Vice President...