The Low Down

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Mixed Staff Exhibition 2016

Mixed Staff Exhibition 2016

September 30, 2016

The Staff at Gray’s are as varied and multi skilled a group of people you are likely to find. Staff who teach or support in one area usually have skills that reach beyond that field of creative practice into another. Staff who are thought of as lecturers in art theory are in fact fine artists, Design […]

Izzy Thomson – BA (Hons) Painting

Izzy Thomson – BA (Hons) Painting

September 27, 2016

People come to Gray’s from all over the world, the place they choose to study is a deeply personal one, as the commitment to four years of study and artistic development is not one to be taken lightly. Recent Painting graduate Izzy Thomson tells us what she likes about the BA (Hons) Painting course and why […]

Away day Open day at Cardonald College Campus

Away day Open day at Cardonald College Campus

September 16, 2016

Gray’s is visiting the Cardonald Campus on the 20th September and the opportunity has arisen to run an “Awayday – Openday” while we are there. This is a great opportunity for pupils  thinking of applying to Art School to find out about the school and its courses before investing in a long trip up to Aberdeen. Gray’s is currently ranked 12th in […]

Product Design Graduate Launches Kickstarter

Product Design Graduate Launches Kickstarter

September 7, 2016

An enterprising young Aberdeen entrepreneur is looking to launch a new product with the help of a Kickstarter campaign. Andrew Davidson, from Cove, has designed an alternative to the selfie stick, a tiny, versatile camera mount called PolePod™. The product is a small sphere which can be fitted to a ski pole, walking pole or […]

Masters Show 2016

Masters Show 2016

September 2, 2016

Lauren Gault Oonagh Devoy Chris Alexander Julie Green Jessica Shaw  

Graduate leads Aberdeen’s first street art festival

Graduate leads Aberdeen’s first street art festival

August 28, 2016

A 3D Design graduate will lead the transformation of Aberdeen’s Union Terrace Gardens (UTG) into a kaleidoscope of colour and creativity later this month. Karl Porter (30), who graduated from Gray’s last year, is involved in delivering the ‘Release the Pressure’ debut graffiti and street art festival in UTG, which has been spearheaded by Aberdeen Inspired […]

Fashion  Image

Fashion Image

August 11, 2016

Over the last few months, Fashion Lecturer Rachel Heeley has been collaborating with Gray’s Alumni and Filmmaker Fraser Denholm of Flux Video who was working at the School over the last semester. To date the collaboration has spawned three films made in association with the school featuring the work of both graduates and current students . […]

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.

As part of RGU’s development of the Garthdee campus, Gray’s is gearing up for a move to a third bespoke home by 2015.
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