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

Featured Update

Graduate Showcase Shortlist 2023

The VAS team has been visiting degree shows across the country looking for the next graduates for our Graduate Showcase Award. It's not been an easy task given the quality, range and vision in the work we've seen so far, but we have now selected a shortlist of...

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Partnership Exhibition: Scottish Ornithologists' Club

Visual Arts Scotland is delighted to announce a new partnership exhibition with the Scottish Ornithologists' Club (SOC) which will take place in Aberlady, summer 2024. SOC promotes the study, protection and enjoyment of wild birds in Scotland...

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VAS CENTENARY SHOW - submission results

RESULTS ARE IN... A HUGE thank you to everyone who submitted to the Centenary 2024 Annual Show, we have received record breaking quantities of work this year!  The results are now ready - please now log back into your OESS account to...

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Sharon Cooper - Rose Cottage Residency 2023 Blog

In preparation for my time at Rose Cottage, I visited the Mitchel library in Glasgow to research some of the history of Dull, where I found some amazing old maps and stories about the village. I wanted to make the most of this great opportunity to spend time on my...

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Then & Now: 100 Years Of VAS - Centenary Exhibition

On a winter’s eve in Edinburgh, 1924, Visual Arts Scotland (VAS) held their first-ever meeting, becoming early pioneers of inclusivity within Scotland’s artistic landscape. One-hundred years later, the organisation has grown into a leading platform for...

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30 x 30 - VAS Centenary Exhibition

30 x 30 is back! Our ever-popular small works by VAS members feature returns as part of VAS Centenary Exhibition. This is an exciting addition to our annual exhibition offering an opportunity for every member of VAS to have work included in the exhibition, with a...

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News

Borders Art Fair

Jan 29th 2024
The Borders Art Fair is fast approaching and we're excited to announce that VAS will have a stand at this year's Fair to showcase our members' work.  VAS are looking to present a small collection of framed wall works, alongside several sculptures/objects on plinths at...