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  1. 27, February, 2018 RGU International fashion student inspired by Scottish nature

    Lisa's designs

    An aspiring Dutch designer studying at RGU's Gray’s School of Art is using the natural beauty of Scotland to inspire her sustainable fashion range.  

  2. 22, February, 2018 Talented Gray’s students take their work to Edinburgh Gallery

    Final year painters

    Students who are in the their final year of painting at Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Gray’s School of Art, will host an exhibition of their work at The Edinburgh Palette Gallery, St Margaret House in Edinburgh later this month.  

  3. 20, February, 2018 Gray’s lecturer is shining STAR for his students

    David Blyth

    David Blyth, who lectures in Contemporary Art Practice (CAP) at Gray’s School of Art, is a shining example of a lecturer who goes the extra mile to ensure his students’ have an experience to remember while under his supervision.  

  4. 07, February, 2018 Dundee the source of inspiration for talented Gray’s fashion student

    Tilly Longworth

    An aspiring young fashion designer from Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Gray’s School of Art is making waves with her edgy clothing range, inspired by the city of Dundee and the Mid Craigie estate where she grew up.  

  5. 05, January, 2018 Gray’s exhibition to showcase work of renowned photographer

    Jon Nicholson - boy on bike

    Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Gray’s School of Art is to host an exhibition of photography which has been produced using historical and experimental processes, including images by renowned international documentary photographer, Jon Nicholson, and Edinburgh-based filmmaker, Alastair Cook.  

  6. 14, December, 2017 Aberdeen is home to a series of illustrated Bonnie Beasts


    A pair of talented illustrators who studied at Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Gray’s School of Art have created a series of colourful children’s books about mythical beasts which live in and around the Granite City.  

  7. 16, November, 2017 Gray’s School of Art collaborates with Montrose Rope & Sail to support diversification

    Josie Steed and Neil Paton

    Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Gray’s School of Art is joining forces with Angus-based design and manufacturers, Montrose Rope & Sail, as the company looks to break into new high-end markets.  

  8. 09, November, 2017 Aberdeen Weaver Incorporation announces 2017 awards for Gray’s students

    Weavers Award

    A historic North-East trade body last night hosted an award presentation in honour of the talented students at Robert Gordon University's (RGU) Gray’s School of Art.  

  9. 25, August, 2017 Gray’s School of Art exhibition set to spark conversation

    Bruce Swanson

    An exhibition featuring work which ranges from flotsam washed up on local beaches and urban detritus, to sculptures about the Highland Boundary Fault, a major geological feature running across Scotland, is set to open at Gray’s School of Art next week.  

  10. 18, August, 2017 Top 5 tips for studying during online distance learning courses

    RGU Campus

    Online distance learning courses give students the flexibility and opportunity to study. Take a look at our top tips for studying during an online distance learning course at Robert Gordon University.  

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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

“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. 31, January, 2018 CityLab - Where the City Becomes the Classroom

    The CityLab project ‘Where the City is the Classroom” is an interdisciplinary opportunity for students from any disciplines in RGU to collaborate with students from the University of Aberdeen, to develop a ideas, which will have a positive social impact.  

  2. 12, March, 2018 Short Course Student Exhibition

    Annual Short Course Exhibition 2018 Event

    An exhibition featuring work done by students on short courses at Gray’s School of Art.  

  3. 26, March, 2018 Mental Health Movie Monthly - Black Swan

    The Sir Ian Wood Building

    Come along to the free Mental Health Movie Monthly showing of 'Black Swan'.  

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