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Nick Sharratt

Nick Sharratt

February 21, 2017

Originally posted on Guests @ Gray's:
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…

365 Paintings

365 Paintings

February 15, 2017

The idea of making a painting every day over one calendar year came about through both my life long interest in painting and recording the landscape and in my preferred method of recording it through direct observation. The resulting Paintings were never meant to be studies for future works, to be completed indoors in the […]

Painting Graduates to Showcase Their Work at Seventeen Gallery

Painting Graduates to Showcase Their Work at Seventeen Gallery

February 8, 2017

The Seventeen Gallery on Belmont Street is to showcase the work of three recent Painting graduates from Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Gray’s School of Art. Paolo Doyle, Luke Vinnicombe and Craig Duncan have received various awards for their work since their graduation from Gray’s in 2016 and this will be the first time that they […]

2017 Prospectus

2017 Prospectus

February 2, 2017

Interested in studying with us? Want to find out more about what our courses and the school can offer you? The 2017 Course Brochure is here for you to learn more and to get a flavour of what Gray’s as a community feels like. For information on how to apply please visit the RGU website.

Head of Gray’s to deliver keynote speech at cycling industry event at RGU

Head of Gray’s to deliver keynote speech at cycling industry event at RGU

January 31, 2017

The Head of Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Gray’s School of Art is to deliver the keynote presentation at an event which will highlight the engineering, manufacturing and commercial opportunities in the cycling industry. The free event, to be held on Thursday 9th February at RGU in Aberdeen, is a joint venture between RGU and the […]

Local pupils get to MAKE Harry Potter at city studio

Local pupils get to MAKE Harry Potter at city studio

January 28, 2017

Primary school pupils from Middleton Park School in Aberdeen are getting to grips with the latest printing technology at Make Aberdeen, the city’s first fabrication studio which is hosted by Robert Gordon University. MAKE is hosting a series of three workshops for the P6 and P7 pupils, which they won as a prize for being […]

Gray’s Staff Collaborate on Exhibition in Edinburgh

Gray’s Staff Collaborate on Exhibition in Edinburgh

January 27, 2017

Two staff members have contributed to an exhibition of contemporary Scottish art entitled ‘Archipelago’ at Edinburgh’s Summerhall. Fine Art lecturer, David Blyth, contributed two rooms full of new print works, while the show was curated by Critical and Contextual Studies lecturer, Dr Jon Blackwood. The exhibition, which run until March 17th, also features the work of painter Derrick Guild, […]

Photography Students Hosting First Exhibition at Belmont Cinema

Photography Students Hosting First Exhibition at Belmont Cinema

January 21, 2017

A group of photography students studying at Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Gray’s School of Art have their first public exhibition on display in the city’s Belmont Filmhouse. The BA Commercial Photography students were tasked with producing an image which was inspired by either ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’, a film directed by Wes Anderson, or the […]

EXAMINATION TIME AS AN ART STUDENT

EXAMINATION TIME AS AN ART STUDENT

January 17, 2017

Exam time at Gray’s School of Art is a lot different from other courses. First of all, you don’t do any paper exams. Instead you will have to complete art work, sketch books and essays or for fourth years, a dissertation. If you have previously taken art in secondary school or in college, then you may have […]

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