For graduates of design there are few opportunities in Scotland to showcase their work in public galleries.

Visual Arts Scotland wants to encourage the emerging generation of makers and designer who were trained in the digital age. We are thrilled to have selected seven extraordinary recent graduates of design or with an applied approach from all four college of art in Scotland to show their recent work at vas:t 2015. If Visual Arts Scotland is to remain relevant, we need to ensure our design graduates see the role we can play in their development and our plans develop this area in future years. Our invited Graduates for 2015 are Rosie Kimber, Isla Macer-Law, Theo Shields, Bethan Stoner, Catherine McGruer, Kirsty Humpherson and Cara Walker.

Bethan Stoner
Stoner graduated from Glasgow School of Art in textile design. She is a specialist in knitted textiles, exploring and manipulating the knitted structure.

Cara Walker
Walker has a degree in 3-D design from Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, and is currently exploring memory and family relationships through the medium of the bottle.

Catherine MacGruer
A graduate of Glasgow School of Art, MacGruer is based in Inverness where she designs luxury knitted products for the home.

Isla Macer Law
Macer Law is a graduate in jewellery from Edinburgh College of Art. In her work, which is based on well-being and ritual, she makes use of beads and marble.

Kirsty Humpherson
With a degree in communication design from Glasgow School of Art, Humpherson is pursuing her interest in fashion and portrait photography.

Rosie Kimber
Since graduating in jewellery and metal design from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, Kimber has been Designer in Residence in the jewellery department.

Theo Shields
Welsh-born Shields graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in sculpture. He experiments with the interactions between the physical properties of materials.