Grays School of Art – Degree Show 2015!

via Dancing In The Dark – Creativity & Culture in Aberdeen & Beyond….: Grays School of Art – Degree Show 2015!.


Independent Record Label Market: Aberdeen

Saturday 17 October

The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Doors: 11.30am – 16.30pm

Free Entry

57° North and the Scottish Music Industry Association, alongside Comprende Records and Aberdeen Performing Arts present the second Independent Record Label Market event in Aberdeen.

Building on the success of last year’s event, the market will again see some of Scotland’s best independent record labels gathering to sell their wares, all under one roof.

The full line-up of labels attending the market will be released later this year. The event will also feature DJ sets, a bar for refreshments, and a few surprises. Start saving!

Followed by the evening event “APA and IMP present Chem 20 – celebrating 20 years of Chemikal Underground Records”- line up TBA.

via Independent Record Label Market | Aberdeen Performing Arts.

Nurturing Talent – Time to Shine Fund in Learning

Creative Scotland’s ‘Nurturing Talent – Time to Shine Fund’ aims to support young people aged 14-20…

Are you interested in developing your skills in one of the following areas?





Visual Arts


Digital Arts

Sometimes creative talent needs a little bit of financial help to reach its full potential.

Whatever your creative passion, look no further than the Young Scot and Creative Scotland’s Nurturing Talent – Time to Shine Fund.

Who can apply?

Anyone aged 14-20, living in Scotland. Individuals can apply for up to £200 in funding while groups of two or more people can apply for up to £750.

Applications from professional arts organisations will not be accepted.

Can I apply for funding on behalf of an organisation?

Only if it can be clearly demonstrated that you, as an individual or a group, are the key decision maker and planner of a one-off artistic development project or initiative.

What kind of thing can I apply for?

The fund provides financial support to help nurture talent in a number ways. From recording a demo with your band, to putting on an exhibition of your own artwork, and lots more in between.

For more info on what you can get funding for check out the application guidance notes linked in the related section at the bottom of this page.

For more information on what you can get funding for, check out the application guidance notes.

How do I apply?

You can complete an application form online, download the printable application form, or call the Young Scot Infoline for free on 0808 801 0338 to request an application by post.

The next deadlines for applications in 2015 are:

June 14th

August 23rd

October 18th

December 13th

Please note that you must send us a recent bank statement and include references when submitting your application.

More information can be found in the Application Guidance Notes.

Once you’ve completed the application form…

Email it:

Post it:

Young Scot

Freepost EH1 077


EH12 0BR

Applications are assessed by a Grants Panel comprising of young people from the National Youth Arts Advisory Group and staff from Young Scot and Creative Scotland.

via Information about applying for funding from Time to Shine | Young Scot.

17/07/2015 – 07/08/2015


Workshops for Young People

We’re offering an exciting new programme of creative, artist led workshops for young people aged 14-19 years. Try something different, meet other young people and have fun.

Workshops will take place at Aberdeen Maritime Museum.

All workshops are FREE!

Friday 17 July

The Nautical Look: fashion workshop with designer Monica Wisniewski.

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Friday 24 July

The Make Deck Mystery: join artist Natalie Kerr and members of our Young People’s Collective as they introduce you to the wonders of the museum.

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Friday 31 July

Photo Art: photography workshop with photographer Karen Catto and members of our Young People’s Collective.

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Friday 7 August

The Luck of the Dice: join designer Phil Thompson and discover how to use chance and luck to your creative advantage!

More Information

via Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums | MAKE DECK.

The 2015 Gray’s School of Art Degree Show will open to the public from 20 – 27 June, celebrating 12 years of BP sponsorship.

The show is an annual highlight in the arts calendar, showcasing the work of our graduating students. Many of our graduates have gone on to become leading names in art and design, so the show is a great opportunity to view the work of tomorrow’s creative stars today.

This year, Gray’s School of Art is celebrating 130 years of raising creative profiles in the North East.

via Gray’s School of Art Degree Show 2015 | June 2015 | Robert Gordon University Events.

North East Scotland College Aberdeen City Campus, 16 – 20 June

Creative Industries students at North East Scotland College’s Aberdeen City Campus are getting ready for their annual End of Year Show, which is open to the public, at the Campus on Aberdeen’s Gallowgate from 17 – 20 June.

The private opening night on Tuesday 16 June, is expected to attract over 400 invited guests including friends, family, VIPs and representatives from local businesses and educational establishments. The highlight of this event will be the announcement of the Best Work on the Wall Award winners in categories including: Art & Design, Textiles, Visual Communication, Photography and 3D Computer Animation.

Sponsor of this year’s Show is Paradox. The company is also kindly providing the Best Work on the Wall prizes. Established in 2002, Paradox has many years’ experience in the graphic and web design profession, and provides a full design, print and web service to a wide range of clients throughout the world. The company is based in Aberdeen, but has a large client-base in London and the rest of the UK. Paradox will also be sponsoring a ‘People’s Prize’. The winner of this award will be chosen by members of the public who will be invited to vote for their favourite work when they visit the Show. The winner of this award will be announced during the week following the Show.

Dave Stewart from Paradox will be one member of a high profile judging panel at the event which also includes Angie Nicol from Peapod Vintage; photographer Sandra Mckay; Sally Moir and Claire Bruce from SMART Consultants, one of the north-east’s leading art agencies, and Neil McIver, also from Paradox.

Susan Betty, Head of School, said: “Once again the students have produced a stunning selection of work with something for everyone to admire and enjoy – students and staff should be congratulated on their achievement. I would like to thank Paradox for their support and our distinguished panel of judges who have the unenviable task of deciding upon the winners.”

Show is open to the public as follows:

Wednesday 17 June from 10am – 8pm

Thursday 18 June from 10am – 8pm

Friday 19 June from 10am – 4pm

Saturday 20 June from 10am – 1pm

The exhibition takes place in the Aberdeen City Campus Loch Street Common Room and East Block.

via North East Scotland College.

Moray School of Art Degree Show 2015 — Moray College UHI.

Photography – Alternative Processes (Advanced | 40hr)
4 Day: Introduction to Fundamental Fashion and Textile Design (Foundation | 4hr | EXTRA)
Figurative Study (Intermediate | Advanced | 40hr)
Portrait Drawing and Painting (Foundation | 6hr | EXTRA)
4 Day: Figure Drawing School (24hr | EXTRA)
Printmaking: Monoprint and Drypoint (Foundation | 6hr | EXTRA)
The Figure in Clay (Foundation | 6hr | EXTRA)
Portfolio (Foundation | 40hr)
Jewellery and Silversmithing (Advanced | 40hr)
A Day in the Jewellery Workshop (6hr | EXTRA)
Make a Perspex Ring (Foundation | 4hr | EXTRA)
Creative Bookbinding (Foundation | 6hr | EXTRA)


This course is perfect for students who wish to pursue their interest in the fashion and textile industry with progression onto degree level study.

The course involves learning and practicing the foundational principles of design and applying these to then create an individual, personal and innovative womenswear clothing collection. With in depth talks and practical hands on tutorials students will gain knowledge in the foundation of fashion design from concept to creation.

via Fashion and Textiles | Introductory Course | Art & Design | Robert Gordon University (RGU) Aberdeen Scotland.

by Caitlin Hynes

The SMART Gallery invites you and your guest to the private view of PILGRIMAGE by Caitlin Hynes, winner of The SMART Gallery New Art Look to the North Award:

Thursday 18 June 6 – 8pm

Exhibition runs from:
20 June – 19 July 2015

“Receiving The SMART Gallery New Art Look to the North Award in 2014 was a huge honour and has provided me with great inspiration to create new works. This past year, since graduating from Gray’s School of Art, has been challenging and exciting, allowing me to find out more about myself and my practice. The whole experience has been a pilgrimage for me, finding out how to balance day to day life and carry on making art, it has been extremely rewarding and also very challenging.”
Caitlin Hynes

During her year since graduating Caitlin has also been working across many mediums, including drawing, after being invited to show work in the Royal Scottish Academy’s Scottish Drawing exhibition, alongside a selection of Scottish artists who constantly inspire her. During Caitlin’s degree show she was also selected to be part of the RSA New Contemporaries exhibition, in which she exhibited two large tapestries along side a trinket stall. At the RSA New Contemporaries exhibition Caitlin was selected for the Fleming Collection’s New Scottish Artists 2015 exhibition, currently on show at the Fleming Gallery in London, as well as being awarded the Carnegie Traveling Scholarship for Painting.

The New Art Look to the North Award was set up by SMART in 2012 to support emerging graduates coming out of art school by providing them with a solo exhibition at The SMART Gallery and financial support towards material costs.

SMART selected a final year student each year from Gray’s School of Art and worked with them to present their first major solo exhibition at the gallery. Park Brown International presented a prize of £500 to the awardee, helping towards material costs as well as further sponsorship of the exhibition.

download the poster for the show here