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  1. 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.  

  2. 07, June, 2016 Design by Gray’s student to add splash of colour to phones

    Sarah Leask 'Lemon Drizzle'

    A design by a Gray’s School of Art student is adding a splash of colour to phones around the world, after it was chosen as the winner in a UK-wide competition.  

  3. 06, June, 2016 RGU students inspired by plight of bees to create campus garden

    Xanthe Bodington and Alice Brown Bee Garden

    Final year Communication Design students Xanthe Bodington (23) and Alice Brown (21) have created a bee-friendly garden on the RGU campus after being inspired by the plight of the insect.  

  4. 01, June, 2016 City centre exhibition for Gray’s students

    Jake Shepherd and Abby Quick 'Sound Interventions'

    ‘Looking Forward’ will open at Pentland Fine Art Dealers and Gallery on Friday, June 3, running until Friday, June 10 and features work by 27 Fine Art students.  

  5. 01, June, 2016 RGU gearing up for summer Undergraduate Open Day

    Sir Ian Wood Building with RGU sign

    RGU will hold an Undergraduate Open Day in June for prospective students to learn more about the wide range of career-focussed degree level courses available.  

  6. 31, May, 2016 Studio manager appointed at MAKE Aberdeen

    Ben Durack

    Ben Durack has taken on the role at the facility which is based on the city’s Belmont Street and supported by Aberdeen City Council, Creative Scotland and the UK Government Super Connected Cities programme.  

  7. 31, May, 2016 Gray’s students work with renowned photographer to document Aberdeen life

    Jon Nicholson Fittee photo

    The students worked with Jon Nicholson, who has recently been appointed a visiting professor at the art school, over the course of two days, to document Fittee and workers in one of the city’s fish factories.  

  8. 13, May, 2016 ‘Funcy’: Gray’s graduates unveil new exhibition

    Laura McGlinchey Funcy

    Work by Daniel Massie, Caitlin Hynes, Ben Martin and Laura McGlinchey will go on show at the Deemouth Business Centre in Aberdeen today as part of group show ‘Funcy’ which runs until Wednesday, May 18 and is sponsored by ENGIE.  

  9. 11, May, 2016 Aberdeen design talent takes to catwalk

    Fashion Show 2016

    Final year Fashion and Textiles students at Gray’s School of Art will unveil their collections at the art school’s high-profile fashion show which will take place on May 21 and 22 at RGU.  

  10. 10, May, 2016 Gray’s students shortlisted in international design competition

    Penguin Random House Design Award

    Lewis Copland, Kasia Serafin and Andrea Karan are celebrating after making the shortlist in the Penguin Random House Design Award 2016.  

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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)

Events

  1. 19, January, 2017 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 January.  

  2. 01, February, 2017 Visit Afternoon

    The Sir Ian Wood Building

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

  3. 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.  

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