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  1. 21, June, 2016 Human capacity for atrocity explored by painting student

    Eve Montgomerie Degree Show 2016

    A painting student at Gray’s School of Art has explored the human capacity for atrocity through her work, which is now on display in Aberdeen.  

  2. 21, June, 2016 Design student aims to raise awareness of dementia with final year project

    Ashleigh Falconer Degree Show 2016

    A student at Gray’s School of Art has used her final year project to raise awareness of dementia.  

  3. 20, June, 2016 Nordic folklore inspires Kemnay art student

    Ane Smith Degree Show 2016

    A Kemnay art student has taken inspiration from her Nordic heritage to create work centred on folklore and fairytale as part of her final year project, which is now on display in Aberdeen.  

  4. 15, June, 2016 Icelandic inspiration for Ross-shire art student

    Izzy Thomson Degree Show 2016

    A Ross-shire painting student is set to unveil work inspired by a travel scholarship to Iceland.  

  5. 15, June, 2016 Degree Show bursting with creative talent

    Grays Degree Show 2016

    Work by 150 art and design students will go on display this week as one of Aberdeen’s most exciting cultural events gets underway.  

  6. 13, June, 2016 Perth student to put handmade jewellery on display

    Emma Millar Degree Show 2016

    A Perth design student has taken inspiration from the retro fashions of Mad Men and Peaky Blinders to create a collection of hand crafted jewellery, which will go on display later this week.  

  7. 10, June, 2016 Inverness fashion student aims to raise awareness of mental health through final year collection

    Dennis Neville Degree Show 2016

    An Inverness fashion and textiles student has explored the issue of mental health through his final year collection, after being inspired by two generations of his family who have worked in the sector.  

  8. 10, June, 2016 Collieston art student to unveil work at Aberdeen exhibition

    Paolo Doyle Degree Show 2016

    A Collieston art student has explored what it means to be human today in a series of paintings which will be unveiled in Aberdeen later this month.  

  9. 10, June, 2016 Gray’s student designs textiles collection inspired by autism

    Ellie Turner Degree Show 2016

    A Gray’s School of Art student has created a collection of interactive textiles inspired by autism as part of her final year.  

  10. 09, June, 2016 Drum Castle visitors choose favourite bag design

    L-R Gerda Grigaliunaite and Emily Burnel

    Visitors to the National Trust for Scotland’s Drum Castle have chosen their favourite tote bag design created as part of a live project with fashion and textiles students at Gray’s School of Art.  

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  1. Award-winning talent showcased at Gray’s Degree Show

    caig shepherd

    Mature student runner up in annual competition highlighting the cream of Scotland’s emerging fine artists

    Craig Shepherd Painting 2011 BA (Hons)

“I highly recommend the Sculpture course. Not only do you gain experience within the art world, you are also guided and supported in finding a work practice that is right for you. The tutors are supportive but allow you to make your own decisions and take your own path.”

Stephanie Horne Sculpture 2011 BA (Hons)


  1. 22, March, 2017 Professorial Lecture: Venturing Out on the Thread of a Tune: The Researcher as Improviser in Public life

    Anne Douglas professorial lecture

    A professorial lecture which will explore improvisation philosophically through practices of contemporary visual arts that significantly manifest improvisation as a quality of approach.  

  2. 23, March, 2017 What’s Next - Postgraduate Study at RGU

    The Sir Ian Wood Building

    Come along and learn more about postgraduate study options at RGU.  

  3. 12, April, 2017 Visit Afternoon

    The Sir Ian Wood Building

    Your chance in April 2017 to experience what it is like to be an undergraduate student at Robert Gordon University.  

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