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CAP Student degree show inspired by film

CAP Student degree show inspired by film

June 30, 2016

A Fraserburgh art student, who has explored the film making process in his final year project, has seen his work go on display in Aberdeen. Conor Gault (23), a contemporary art practice student  has recently exhibited his final year project at the art school’s Degree Show. The former Fraserburgh Academy pupil has created a three […]

Danger of ocean pollution highlighted by 3DD student

Danger of ocean pollution highlighted by 3DD student

June 29, 2016

A 3D design student has taken inspiration from her love of the sea to highlight the issue of pollution with her final year collection. Hazel MacLennan (23), has created three separate glassware collections to raise awareness of the main three pollutants which blight oceans: plastic, oil and chemicals. The former McLaren High School pupil said: […]

Painters show explores balance between chaos and control

Painters show explores balance between chaos and control

June 29, 2016

A Clackmannanshire art student who has explored the balance between chaos and control through her final year project, has seen her work go on display at Gray’s School of Art Degree Show in Aberdeen. Toni Harrower (24), from Menstrie, was delighted to see a number of her paintings get snapped up at the opening night […]

Human capacity for atrocity explored by painting student

Human capacity for atrocity explored by painting student

June 28, 2016

A painting student has explored the human capacity for atrocity through her work, which is now on display in Aberdeen. Eve Montgomerie (39), who is originally from Somerset but now lives in Aberlour, has seen her work go on show at the art school’s annual Degree Show which runs until June 25. She said she […]

Potato sows seed of inspiration for design student

Potato sows seed of inspiration for design student

June 28, 2016

A 3D design student highlights the importance of the potato as a food crop around the world through her final year project. Beatrice Charnley, who is originally from France but now lives in Crathes, is studying 3D design and has created a series of plates which document the life cycle of the seed potato, from […]

Fashion lecturer explores the evolution of the fashion image

Fashion lecturer explores the evolution of the fashion image

June 27, 2016

Fashion and textile lecturer Rachel Heeley is currently conducting research into the evolution of the fashion image.  Enlisting a team of Gray’s staff and students to create both the fashion photography and a fashion film, using the same model, location and styling.  This allowed her to establish which form of fashion imagery is the most […]

Communication Design student raises dementia awareness

Communication Design student raises dementia awareness

June 27, 2016

A student communication design has used her final year project to raise awareness of dementia. Ashleigh Falconer (21), a communication design student from Portlethen, has used photography to explore how dementia affects a person’s short term memory and has now unveiled her work at the art school’s annual degree show. The former Portlethen Academy pupil explained: […]

Poignant portraits of people with dementia

Poignant portraits of people with dementia

June 27, 2016

A CAP student has taken poignant portraits of people with dementia surrounded by treasured possessions which highlight their individuality. Will Vernon (22), who is studying contemporary art practice, captured a series five portraits of people he met while volunteering at Alzheimer Scotland. He wanted to let the strength of their personalities shine through in his […]

Degree Show inspired by plight of bees

Degree Show inspired by plight of bees

June 8, 2016

A bee-friendly garden is being created on campus at Robert Gordon University (RGU) after two students was inspired by the plight of the insects. Final year Communication Design student Xanthe Bodington (23) took a beekeeping course run by the Aberdeen Beekeepers and District Association last year and said the experience sparked her interest in the […]

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
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