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  1. 09, March, 2016 Gray’s artist to explore surveillance society in Dundee show

    Caitlin Dick

    Caitlin Dick, a third year Contemporary Art Practice (CAP) student, will stage ‘Citizen’ on March 18 and 19 at Tin Roof, a studio space, gallery and workshop in Dundee.  

  2. 02, March, 2016 RGU art and architecture graduates prepare for prestigious exhibition

    Gemma Jamieson New Contemporaries

    Eight graduates selected from Gray’s School of Art and the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment will display their work as part of the annual Royal Scottish Academy (RSA) New Contemporaries exhibition.  

  3. 26, February, 2016 Gray’s painting students unveil work in pre-degree show

    Pre-degree painting show 2016

    Final year painting students at Gray’s School of Art are preparing to unveil their work in Edinburgh.  

  4. 23, February, 2016 Event to offer foodies unique culinary and design experience

    Moonfish Winter event poster

    Natalie J Wood, who graduated from the 3D Design course at Gray’s last year, has worked with James Daniel of independent design company CRE-ATE to come up with ‘Winter’ – an event focused on the celebration of food, drink and ceramics.  

  5. 19, February, 2016 Gray’s graduate set for first solo exhibition

    Laura McGlinchey (Credit: Graeme MacDonald |

    Part painting, part sculpture, is how artist Laura McGlinchey describes her work as she prepares to unveil her first solo show, ‘Walking Towards the Mountain’ at Gray’s School of Art.  

  6. 18, February, 2016 Gray’s graduate launches Kickstarter appeal to create ‘wearable art’

    Iain MacDonald, Dead Sleekit

    Award-winning graduate Iain MacDonald (29) has launched a Kickstarter campaign to allow him to create his second collection for his label Dead Sleekit.  

  7. 17, February, 2016 Gray’s students host exhibition in Vienna

    Abby Quick photo

    The 42 Painting and Contemporary Art Practice (CAP) students spent a week in Vienna before staging the exhibition called ‘Rapid’ in the Austrian capital’s AU gallery for 24 hours.  

  8. 13, February, 2016 Gray’s students make shortlist in book design competition

    Xanthe Bodington Slugboy

    Edinburgh-based publisher Floris Books has shortlisted 10 designers for this year’s Kelpies Design & Illustration Prize, with Communication Design students Kieren McDonald, Xanthe Bodington and Manuel Brauer all making the cut.  

  9. 12, February, 2016 Student tote bag designs go to public vote at Drum

    Drum Castle tote bags 2016

    Visitors to Drum Castle are being asked to vote for their favourite tote bag designs, which have been inspired by the historic building and created by Fashion and Textile Design students at Gray’s School of Art.  

  10. 21, January, 2016 North-east artist returns to Aberdeen to showcase travelogue of China

    Kate Downie

    Kate Downie, who graduated from Gray’s School of Art in 1980, will be exhibiting 35 works created over the past three years and inspired by numerous visits to China as part of ‘Shared Vision’ at RGU.  

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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. 29, June, 2016 Visit Afternoon

    The Sir Ian Wood Building Event Teaser

    Your chance in June 2016 to tour the campus, meet with academic staff and ask questions to staff and current students.  

  2. 15, July, 2016 Summer Graduation Ceremony - Design and Technology (10:30am)

    Gemma Morrison graduation

    Ceremony for all courses in Gray’s School of Art, Scott Sutherland School  

  3. 25, August, 2016 Postgraduate Open Evening

    Postgraduate Study 2014

    There has never been a better time to embark on a postgraduate course. Find out more at our open evening in August.  

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