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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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Recent Highlights

VAS Members Exhibition 2022

NORTH

NORTH is the first exhibition of our Compass exhibition programme; a series of exhibitions connecting the North, South, East and West of Scotland, and arguably our most ambitious project to date. This is an exciting opportunity to engage with new spaces and connect with...

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FROM ONE TO ANOTHER | Cornwall x Scotland: Exchange Residency

FROM ONE TO ANOTHER  Cornwall x Scotland Exchange Residency Visual Arts Scotland (VAS) is delighted to announce a second residency partnership with the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust, Borlase Smart John Wells Trust (Cornwall) and Marchmont House (Scotland)....

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Programme Announcement

Dear VAS Members and friends,   We wanted to update you on our programming plans for this year and beyond as we look forward to new adventures after a difficult period for the arts. It’s been a whirlwind of a time for us since pivoting to a digital...

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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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Professional Membership Open Call 2023

Professional Membership Open Call Applications Open: 6 February 2023 Applications Close: 1 March 2023 All working artists who are currently VAS members are invited to apply to become a Professional Member.  ‚Ä®‚Ä®Professional Artist Membership is...

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WEST | Open Call

OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS 6 FEB 2023 Visual Arts Scotland would like to invite our Members to exhibit with us in Glasgow. This exhibition is open to all Members of VAS; Professional, Ordinary and Associate working in any medium. WEST marks the second iteration...

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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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WEST | Open Call

Feb 3rd 2023
OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS 6 FEB 2023 Visual Arts Scotland would like to invite our Members to exhibit with us in Glasgow. This exhibition is open to all Members of VAS; Professional, Ordinary and Associate working in any medium. WEST marks the second iteration of our Compass...

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