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  1. 20, November, 2015 RGU to host events for prospective students

    The Sir Ian Wood Building

    The university will host a Visit Afternoon, from 12.30pm to 3.30pm, and Visit Evening, from 6pm to 9pm, on Wednesday, November 25.  

  2. 19, November, 2015 Design students team up with Drum Castle to produce unique tote bags

    Drum Castle project

    The live project has seen the 36 first year students each produce their own unique design, with the cotton shopping bags set to go on display at the castle in February 2016 as part of a public vote.  

  3. 13, November, 2015 Aberdeen Weaver Incorporation continues commitment to further careers of talented Gray’s students

    Weaver Award: L-R Rebecca Moir, Ian Dale and Joanna O'Brien

    The Weaver Incorporation announced that it will continue to present its annual Career Enhancement Award to Gray's students for at least a decade.  

  4. 11, November, 2015 Travel scholarships inspire Gray’s painters

    Izzy Thomson

    Two students at Gray’s School of Art who won travel scholarships this summer have shared their experiences of how their trips have inspired them.  

  5. 10, November, 2015 Young artists turn scrap metal into magic

    John Lawrie Commission

    Two Gray’s School of Art graduates have turned scrap metal into fine art in a project which celebrates the recycling, decommissioning and regeneration of metal products.  

  6. 09, November, 2015 Photography student launches Project Twin

    Ryan Jardine Project Twin

    Third year student Ryan Jardine (20), who is a twin himself, is looking for as many sets of identical siblings to feature in Project Twin, which sees him create merged portraits.  

  7. 30, October, 2015 RGU to hold Postgraduate Open Evening

    The Sir Ian Wood Building

    Prospective students looking to develop new skills and enhance careers will get an opportunity to learn more about RGU's wide portfolio of taught programmes at its latest Postgraduate Open Evening.  

  8. 29, October, 2015 Gray’s design graduates celebrate Aberdeen stockist

    Carmel Wilkinson-Ayre

    Hammerton Store has started stocking the work of Gregor Wittrick (22), Carmel Wilkinson-Ayre (22), Natalie J Wood (25) and Hannah Morrison (22).  

  9. 08, October, 2015 Head of Gray’s School of Art to deliver professorial lecture

    Professor Chris O'Neil

    The Head of Gray’s School of Art, Prof. Chris O'Neil, will deliver a professorial lecture which demonstrate the various impacts that successful learning communities have on society, the economy and culture.  

  10. 01, October, 2015 #GraniteCrumbs project looks to establish Aberdeen’s reputation as a ‘Food City’

    #GraniteCrumbs will see more than 130 students from across a range of disciplines work together in groups to develop ideas which establish Aberdeen as a ‘Food City’.  

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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. 16, October, 2015 TransFORM


    Drawing together a group of 4 artists producing diverse work but with a shared underlying passion, their fascination with the human made world.  

  2. 08, December, 2015 Winter Graduation Ceremonies - Design and Technology (2:30pm)

    Lauren Jenkins graduation 2014

    Ceremony for the Gray’s School of Art, Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, School of Computing Science and Digital Media and the School of Engineering  

  3. 27, January, 2016 Postgraduate Event: Find a Masters

    Find a Masters

    Come and speak to RGU at the Find a Masters Postgraduate Fairs.  

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