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

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 […]

MAKE

MAKE

Making, is important, really important. Making things is a way of thinking in physical objects, you learn about materials and what they can do. You respond to the possibilities that a material or process present, and through doing, change what you perceive is possible. For people within the art school environment, making is second nature. […]

MOC Guest Post – ‘1-2-3’ at Hatch!

MOC Guest Post – ‘1-2-3’ at Hatch!

Hatch is a new design space and company based on Belmont Street. The brain child of Lewis Fraser aka @Shiningpie and Lewis aka @Funkadunkalunk the duo aim to highlight the need for a more dedicated design space as its fair to say there’s a lot of places to see fine and contemporary art but graphic […]

The RGU GO: India project

The RGU GO: India project

Staff and students from Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen recently undertook an innovative international pilot project promoting sport, health and wellbeing in Indian communities. The RGU GO: India project, funded by The Scottish Government’s Outward Mobility Fund, aimed to promote student mobility amongst RGU students, as well as develop their ability to work in […]

Twinning Art & Health in Bulawayo

Twinning Art & Health in Bulawayo

Three local creative professionals recently visited Aberdeen’s most far-flung twin city, Bulawayo in Zimbabwe, as part of an arts in health project. Sue Fairburn of Gray’s School of Art, Sally Thomson of Grampian Hospitals Art Trust, and local writer Dr Shane Strachan, visited the city between the 12th and 18th of November to work with […]

Drum Castle Tea Towel Project

Drum Castle Tea Towel Project

Fashion and Textiles students have been working with Drum Castle and the National Trust for Scotland to produce a new range of tea towels for the castle. The project which tasks stage one students to work to a brief and with an external partner is a challenging project for students who are early in studies. […]

Cruyff Court Community Sports Facility Kick-Started

Cruyff Court Community Sports Facility Kick-Started

Work has started to create a world-renowned multi-use community sports facility in Aberdeen. Over the next two and half months a run-down under-used community space in Aberdeen will become a hi-tech, all-weather play and activity area for people in the surrounding areas and the wider Aberdeen community. Catherine Street Court is set to become Scotland’s […]

Streetsport received Enerco support

Streetsport received Enerco support

The Streetsport initiative, which delivers free weekly sports and creative activity sessions for young people, has been given a five figure boost as it continues its work to combat anti-social behaviour throughout the city. The charity, which carries out up to 700 sessions a year, has agreed a two-year sponsorship deal worth £30,000 with Enerco […]

Fashion  Image

Fashion Image

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 . […]

Fashion lecturer explores the evolution of the fashion image

Fashion lecturer explores the evolution of the fashion image

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 […]