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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Changes to Visual Arts Scotland in 2020

Our current president, Andrew Mackenzie, is stepping down after a wonderful three year term. Visual Arts Scotland would like to acknowledge the support and leadership of our now Past President, for his huge quantites of voluntary work and diligent stewardship of...

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FRIDAY FORUM

  Visual Arts Scotland are collaborating with Creative Informatics to create Friday Forum, a new series of free online events showcasing a range of folks in the creative industries. Expect studio tours, talks, demos, performances and presentations. We're...

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EMERGENCY ART WORKERS SUPPORT FUND - ROUND TWO

In light of recent events, it was clear we needed to come together collectively in solidarity to help our creative community and support freelance creative practitioners at this difficult time. In response to the uncertainty and loss of work caused by the coronavirus...

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Curated Member Showcase April 2020 - Oliver Reed

Every month we will showcase three Visual Arts Scotland members, spotlighting their work & practice. These showcased members will be chosen by a monthly guest curator. The invited curator will select makers & artists that interest...

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Curated Member Showcase April 2020 - Fiona Percy

Every month we will showcase three Visual Arts Scotland members, spotlighting their work & practice. These showcased members will be chosen by a monthly guest curator. The invited curator will select makers & artists that interest...

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Curated Member Showcase April 2020 - Janet Melrose

Every month we will showcase three Visual Arts Scotland members, spotlighting their work & practice. These showcased members will be chosen by a monthly guest curator. The invited curator will select makers & artists that interest...

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BID - 24 hour Auction

UPDATE B!D raised over £20,000 to go to towards the next round of EAWSF!!! With huge thanks to our supporters, donators, donating artists, our bidders, John Ayscough and all of our Council members who worked long hours to make this...

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GRADUATE SHOWCASE 2020

Every summer Visual Arts Scotland visit degree shows around Scotland. We look for emerging artists and designers 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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Meet the VAS Council

Meet Visual Arts Scotland's council members for 2020/21!  Our council work on a voluntary basis throughout the year, meeting every six weeks to keep the society running. As working artists and makers wth commitments and jobs, they devote spare...

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Meet the VAS Council

May 19th 2020
Meet Visual Arts Scotland's council members for 2020/21!  Our council work on a voluntary basis throughout the year, meeting every six weeks to keep the society running. As working artists and makers wth commitments and jobs, they devote spare hours to strategy...

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@VisualArtsScot on May 22nd 2020 2:44pm