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Dundee the source of inspiration for talented Gray’s fashion student

Dundee the source of inspiration for talented Gray’s fashion student

February 21, 2018

An aspiring young fashion designer from Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Gray’s School of Art is making waves with her edgy clothing range, inspired by the city of Dundee and the Mid Craigie estate where she grew up. Tilly Longworth (23) left Braeview Academy at 15 to pursue her creative dream which had been sparked by […]

David Blyth Wins STAR Award

David Blyth Wins STAR Award

February 20, 2018

David Blyth, who lectures in Contemporary Art Practice (CAP) at Gray’s School of Art, is a shining example of a lecturer who goes the extra mile to ensure his students have an experience to remember while under his supervision. An RGU alumnus who has been teaching at the art school for 13 years, David was […]

Jack Davidson

Jack Davidson

February 13, 2018

Originally posted on Guests @ Gray's:
Painting, in this time of the present-continuous, cruelly confronts the communicative core of reality. It prefers a direct relationship with the world, one without degrees of separation. It is important to see how an ever increasingly anachronistic medium, with regard to the dictatorship of immediacy, renders us disobedient. Javier…

Jill Calder

Jill Calder

February 6, 2018

Originally posted on Guests @ Gray's:
Jill Calder is an award winning illustrator and calligrapher with a love of drawing, ideas, colour, ink, typography, stories, books, dogs and deadlines. Jill blends traditional and digital image-making methods as seamlessly as possible resulting in whimsical illustrations with broad appeal. As a result, her work is commissioned for…

‘Boobs On Show’ Exhibition

‘Boobs On Show’ Exhibition

February 6, 2018

The RGU Uni Boob Team’s creative collective Miiilk It is proud to announce ‘Boobs On Show’, an exhibition in aid of CoppaFeel! Based in the CAP3 Exhibition Space at Grays School of Art, the show will run to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, and to encourage people to get into […]

Why should you choose Gray’s School of Art at Robert Gordon University?

Why should you choose Gray’s School of Art at Robert Gordon University?

January 9, 2018

Originally posted on RGU Student Blog:
Ever since I went to an open day at Grays, while I was at academy, I have been determined that I would attend Grays. Each person freely expressing themselves with their art, walls covered in ideas and a place I dreamed to become a part of. I was so…

Gray’s School of Art collaborates with Montrose Rope & Sail to support diversification

Gray’s School of Art collaborates with Montrose Rope & Sail to support diversification

December 13, 2017

Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Gray’s School of Art is joining forces with Angus-based design and manufacturers, Montrose Rope & Sail, as the company looks to break into new high-end markets. The organisations will work together for two years under a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) to develop a product range that is design–led, builds on heritage […]

Insectopedia & Remake Balenciaga

Insectopedia & Remake Balenciaga

December 13, 2017

Stage 2 Fashion and Textiles students are currently exhibiting work from two exciting projects, Insectopedia and Remake Balenciaga. Taking inspiration from the insect world and drawing from research material gathered at the Aberdeen University Zoology department. The works on show vary hugely and showcase the second year students efforts at what is still an early […]

Workshops – Printmaking

Workshops – Printmaking

November 17, 2017

If a building could have a room that was a workhorse, then the workshops in an art school would be that horse. Gray’s is no exception to this, and one of the primary workshops for both Contemporary Art Practice and Communication Design are the printmaking workshops. Printmaking is the art of making reproducable artworks using […]

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