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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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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Inches Carr Award 2022 | Shortlist

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the fourth Visual Arts Scotland: Inches Carr Craft Creative Development Award 2022. The Award enables one of the selected makers to develop an aspect of their work, giving them £5000 towards the development of...

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Interview with Kate Mothes - REVERB Guest Curator

We caught up with Kate Mothes, guest curator for REVERB, and found out a bit more about her thoughts on the exhibition and the process of selection.     VAS received loads of submissions this year for our upcoming Annual Exhibition. What were you...

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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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VAS AGM 2022

We are delighted to invite our members to the 2022 Annual General Meeting. Sarah Calmus will give the Presidents’ address providing an overview of another extremely busy and eventful year including a programme rundown for coming months and...

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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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OPEN CALL | Bothy Project Residency 2022

Apr 22nd 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 take place between...