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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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SSA | VAS OPEN 2019/2020

SSA | VAS OPEN Royal Scottish Academy 22 December 2019 – 30 January 2020 Entry £3 | Concession £2 | Catalogue £2 This year both societies are proud to uphold their commitment to championing the work of their respective memberships and that...

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Curated 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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Inches Carr Mentoring Award winners 2019, Yellow Broom

Inches Carr Award Winners 2019, Highland duo Yellow Broom, are six months into their exploration of Parian, a particular blend of porcelain slip with a unique translucency that lends itself well to Yellow Brooms' applications of light. They have overcome the...

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Graduate Showcase 2019 - Brandon Logan

This summer we visited Degree Shows across Scotland. We look for the emerging Artists, Designers & Makers whose work best exemplifies the fresh and dynamic approach to contemporary applied and fine arts which Visual Arts Scotland seeks to...

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Graduate Showcase 2019 - Eleanor Whitworth

This summer we visited Degree Shows across Scotland. We look for the emerging Artists, Designers & Makers whose work best exemplifies the fresh and dynamic approach to contemporary applied and fine arts which Visual Arts Scotland seeks to...

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Borders Art Fair - Member Only Submissions

Visual Arts Scotland is delighted to be invited to show in the Spotlight Area of The Borders Art Fair on the 13th – 25th of March. This is part of VAS’s aims to create quality opportunities to showcase our members work, to generate debate, to test out and...

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Graduate Showcase 2019 - Joseph Buhat

This summer we visited Degree Shows across Scotland. We look for the emerging Artists, Designers & Makers whose work best exemplifies the fresh and dynamic approach to contemporary applied and fine arts which Visual Arts Scotland seeks to...

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Graduate Showcase 2019 - Madeleine Daly

This summer we visited Degree Shows across Scotland. We look for the emerging Artists, Designers & Makers whose work best exemplifies the fresh and dynamic approach to contemporary applied and fine arts which Visual Arts Scotland seeks to...

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Graduate Showcase 2019 - Emelia Kerr Beale

This summer we visited Degree Shows across Scotland. We look for the emerging Artists, Designers & Makers whose work best exemplifies the fresh and dynamic approach to contemporary applied and fine arts which Visual Arts Scotland seeks to...

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SSA|VAS OPEN | AWARDS & PRIZES ANNOUNCED

  We would like to thank all those who have contributed to this year’s awards. We work with a number of generous partners each year to offer artists exhibiting at our exhibition a range of prizes and awards. Below is the list of the successful awardees...

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SSA | VAS MEMBER'S SOCIAL

SSA|VAS MEMBERS SOCIAL Saturday 18 January, 5.30-7.30pm | Free | Book here >> Join us for another informal artists meet-up; an opportunity for Members of the Society of Scottish Artists and Visual Arts Scotland to get together to discuss...

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SSA | VAS MEMBER'S SOCIAL

Jan 12th 2020
SSA|VAS MEMBERS SOCIAL Saturday 18 January, 5.30-7.30pm | Free | Book here >> Join us for another informal artists meet-up; an opportunity for Members of the Society of Scottish Artists and Visual Arts Scotland to get together to discuss new projects and...

RT @SocietyScotArt: We are delighted to announce the winner of this year's SSA Invited Artist Award, Mella Shaw. We are looking forward to…

@VisualArtsScot on January 24th 2020 11:27am