Insectopedia & Remake Balenciaga

Insectopedia & Remake Balenciaga

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 […]

Gray’s Staff Collaborate on Exhibition in Edinburgh

Gray’s Staff Collaborate on Exhibition in Edinburgh

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, […]

Jon Nicholson – Washi Film Processing

Jon Nicholson – Washi Film Processing

Visiting Professor and professional photographer Jon Nicholson has recently been on a trip to Japan. Whilst there he shot some photographs on an interesting paper based film called Washi. On his return he processed and printed with the paper based film in our darkrooms.  

Gray’s Makes – 3D Router

Gray’s Makes – 3D Router

Amongst the many industrial and craft processes here at Gray’s we have a 3d Router. This machine takes a 3d model and then carves it into a solid block of material. These parts can then be assembled together for finishing or could be final pieces in themselves. This process allows the rapid and accurate production of […]

Imaginarium : Contemporary Video Art from Macedonia

Imaginarium : Contemporary Video Art from Macedonia

The UK’s biggest exhibition of contemporary video art from the Republic of Macedonia will be on display in Aberdeen this month.  ‘Imaginarium: Contemporary Video Art from Macedonia’ will be on display at Gray’s School of Art from Friday, November 4, featuring work from 12 artists who provide a representative cross-section of contemporary artists active in […]

Martin Creed – Guest @ Gray’s Video

Martin Creed – Guest @ Gray’s Video

Turner Prize winning artist Martin Creed recently played here at Gray’s. And by played we literally mean he played a guest lecture come acoustic guitar set. Creed led students through his process and approach to making work, he also held a question and answer session all interspersed with original songs. Acoustic guitar solos might not be […]

Gray’s Makes- Wax Painting Workshop

Gray’s Makes- Wax Painting Workshop

Technical workshops and demonstrations are at the heart of the Gray’s learning experience. From darkroom photography to jewellery, 3D computer modelling and printing to printed textiles and pattern cutting. All of our course centre on a key skillset of technical processes, and painting is no different. Here painting students are taught different methods of making […]

Izzy Thomson – BA (Hons) Painting

Izzy Thomson – BA (Hons) Painting

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 […]

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 . […]