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  1. 28, March, 2016 Students’ fashion designs hit catwalk at shopping centre

    Bon Accord fashion shows 2016

    Shoppers at Aberdeen’s Bon Accord & St Nicholas Centres got the chance to feast their eyes on the newest fashions created by students at Gray’s School of Art as part of a series of pop up fashion shows this weekend.  

  2. 22, March, 2016 Contemporary art residency at Gray’s culminates in new exhibition

    CAP 2016 exhibition

    Portraits which redefine their subject and work which aims to preserve and celebrate otherwise forgotten monuments of war will go on display at Gray’s School of Art this week, as part of a show by five young artists.  

  3. 18, March, 2016 Brutalist Playground exhibition set for Aberdeen showcase

    Brutalist Playgrounds Look Again 2016 Credit: RIBA

    Recent winners of the Turner Prize Assemble, with artist Simon Terrill, will headline this year's Look Again Visual Art & Design Festival, spearheaded by RGU and Aberdeen-based art agency SMART.  

  4. 11, March, 2016 From recycling bin to haute couture: Gray’s fashion project to raise awareness of sustainability

    L-R Kerrie Davidson and Tamsin Russell

    Fashion and Textiles students at Gray’s School of Art are getting their teeth into a unique project brief – creating statement pieces entirely from recycled materials  

  5. 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.  

  6. 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.  

  7. 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.  

  8. 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.  

  9. 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.  

  10. 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.  

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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. 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.  

  2. 31, August, 2016 Open Day August 2016

    Sir Ian Wood Building with RGU sign

    Your chance to experience the University's stunning buildings & superb facilities & learn more about our courses.  

  3. 29, October, 2016 Open Day October 2016

    Sir Ian Wood Building with RGU sign

    Your chance to experience the University's stunning buildings & superb facilities & learn more about our courses.  

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