SSA | VAS OPEN 2019/2020

It is with great pleasure that we introduce you to the second collaborative venture between Scotland’s two leading arts organisations: Society of Scottish Artists and Visual Arts Scotland. We’ve joined forces once more, with one common vision and clarity of purpose, resulting in a combined annual show which we believe to be the very best in contemporary art and design.


SSA | VAS Open Awards 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 from this year’s exhibition



Inches Carr Mentoring Award 2020

We are delighted to present the shortlist for the third Visual Arts Scotland : Inches Carr Craft Mentoring Award. The award is £5000 for a maker, plus an additional £2000 for a mentor whose discipline and/or professional experience would add value to the winners practise.

Dail Behennah

Over Under : Under Over

Exploring Weave in it's widest context. Presented by the Cordis Trust.



SUNDAY 19 JANUARY 2020, 1.30-4PM

We are delighted to confirm that our ever popular ‘Hands On’ day is making a return for this year’s joint Annual Exhibition.



SSA + VAS OPEN | 30 x 30 | Small Works by Society Members

All Society members are welcome to submit work to the 30x30 small works section. There is no selection process and there is no entry charge. Throughout the exhibition works displayed on rotation in our changing display.