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Scotland’s first Cruyff Court reaches completion

Scotland’s first Cruyff Court reaches completion

March 28, 2017

Scotland’s first ever Cruyff Court – a renowned multi-use community facility – has reached completion and has been handed over by Hunter Construction. The Catherine Street Court, previously a run-down and under-used urban space within the city centre, has been transformed into a hi-tech, all-weather play and activity area for families in the surrounding community […]

Rona Marin Miller

Rona Marin Miller

March 21, 2017

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Rona moved to London from Aberdeen seven years ago. After studying for a degree in fine art, she decided digital was the future and London was the place for her to pursue a radical change – from paintbrushes to computers. After doing a Masters in Interactive Media she got…

Short Course Exhibition

Short Course Exhibition

March 21, 2017

The Gray’s School of Art Short Courses are holding their end of course exhibition. The short courses are a series of courses covering everything from painting, drawing through to portfolio and kilt making with all of Gray’s disciplines represented. The exhibition gives the students the opportunity to show their work in the full context of […]

Tom Gauld

Tom Gauld

March 8, 2017

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Helmsdale – Photography Residential

Helmsdale – Photography Residential

March 6, 2017

Darkroom and Photography technicians Anne Campbell and Fiona Stephen recently took students on an analogue photography trip to Helmsdale. Situated on the east coast of Sutherland, the village played host to five students who stayed at the old Helmsdale Train station. Darkroom technician Anne Campbell has helped to establish a community darkroom within part of the old […]

Gray’s students take their work to Edinburgh Gallery

Gray’s students take their work to Edinburgh Gallery

March 3, 2017

A group of final year Painting students from Robert Gordon University’s (RGU), Gray’s School of Art, will host an exhibition of their work at The Edinburgh Palette Gallery in St Margaret House in Edinburgh this month. The interim exhibition gives the students the chance to showcase their work ahead of the Gray’s Degree Show, which […]

Drum Castle visitors choose favourite tea towel design

Drum Castle visitors choose favourite tea towel design

March 3, 2017

The 27 first year students each produced their own unique design inspired by the historic building, before they were put to the public vote at the popular Aberdeenshire attraction. The most popular design, by Hannah Sargent, will now be produced and sold in the castle shop, alongside that of the runner up, Campbell McVinnie. Hannah, […]

Design Interim Show

Design Interim Show

February 26, 2017

As the stage four students enter their final semester, thoughts of the degree show are at the forefronts of people minds. The proto degree show that is the Interim Show (or Pre-Degree Show) is a chance for students to formalise the exhibiting of their projects. Sometimes for the first time in a gallery exhibition context. […]

Nick Sharratt

Nick Sharratt

February 21, 2017

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Nick Sharratt, 5 I , has written at least 40 children’s books and illustrated 160 more. His longrunning partnership with Jacqueline Wilson began with The Story of Tracy Beaker in 1991. Their books have sold more than 30 million copies in Britain. His work has also featured in the exhibition, Daydreams and Diaries:The Story of…

Gray’s School of Art is one of Scotland’s four art schools and is an integral part of Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen. The School has a vibrant mix of around a thousand students attending both full-time and part-time programmes including undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral, and evening courses.

The School portfolio covers a wide range of specialist subjects found within the breadth of Design and Fine Art disciplines. Within each course students have the opportunity to specialise and focus their study within their core discipline area, thus allowing for greater creative diversity and development of their expertise.

There are six undergraduate application routes into the School representing the core disciplines through which greater specialism occurs.

Graduates

Alison Linton – Fashion Designer |Location: Florence, Italy
“What I loved about Gray’s was the creative freedom and opportunity to work across disciplines. This flexibility really gave you the facility to experiment and made the school feel like a vibrant innovative community.”
Alison Linton – Fashion Designer |Location: Florence, Italy
Scott Alistair Henderson – Digital Creative |Location: Edinburgh, UK
“I thoroughly enjoyed my four years at Gray’s School of Art and I knew instantly I would miss it the second I left. For me, the most important thing during my time at Gray’s was the freedom to hone my skills as a designer”
Scott Alistair Henderson – Digital Creative |Location: Edinburgh, UK
Donna Wilson – Textiles Designer |Location: London, UK
“I think the main thing I loved about being at Gray’s was the tutors, they were so diverse in skills and opinions. I also got the opportunity to do an exchange which really shaped me.”
Donna Wilson – Textiles Designer |Location: London, UK