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Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Annual Exhibition Submission; Information For Artists

Just a quick reminder that the submssion days for the VAS 2010 Annual Open Exhibition are looming ever closer:

Mon 1st feb, 11am - 4pm
Tues 2nd Feb 10am - 4pm

If you are intending to submit works please note the following points:
  • If you don't already have forms, labels etc you can collect them on the submission days from the gallery.
  • Works should be delivered to the Lower Galleries via the back entrance of the RSA.
  • You can park to the rear of the RSA buliding for long enough to deliver your work only. Normal parking restrictions apply to the precinct. VAS will take no responsibility for parking fines incurred. There is free shoppers parking nearby off St Andrew Square.
  • You should be prepared to come and collect your work on Sat 7th or Sun 8th Feb in the event that it is not hung in the exhibition. We cannot store works beyond these dates.
  • We cannot recieve submissions by post, they must be delivered in person or by an agent.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

VAS Annual Open Exhibition 2010

Visual Arts Scotland is pleased to once again present its Annual Open Exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy. Submissions from members and open entrants spanning visual and applied arts disciplines will be shown alongside the work of invited artists Tim Morgan and Deirdre Nelson to promote the quality and diversity of the arts in Scotland.

Textiles by Deirdre Nelson cross boundaries between traditional craft and contemporary art. Hand skills are transposed though the work in a humorous commentary on social and textile history within the contemporary gallery. The work employs a variety of techniques and materials, fusing traditional textile skills and contemporary reinterpretation.

In stark contrast Tim Morgan’s architectural sculptures comprise thousands of hand-cut glass rods bound together with a steel belt, forming enclosed, light transmitting forms. Fragmented, crystalline patterns emerge, splintering the scene on the far side.

All works in the exhibition are for sale.

VAS Annual Open Exhibition; 20th Feb – 18th March 2010
Royal Scottish Academy Lower Galleries, The Mound, Edinburgh, 07979 924744

Thursday, 7 January 2010

SHOP at Edinburgh Printmakers

14 January to 23 February 2010

Come and visit our new shop packed full of unique and affordable artist books, multiples, cards, mini prints.Art lovers looking for stunning artwork for their home, or a gift idea for that special person can browse through hundreds of hand-made artists prints which are available for sale in a wide range of subjects, styles and sizes, with prices ranging from as little as £50 up to £3000; we offer free expert advice on buying prints for domestic and commercial interiors.

Featured Artist: Bronwen Sleigh

What’s hot in the shop?
JURA: DIH-RAH/AN DIU RATH. A limited edition artist book by David Faithfull and John Burnside. £75.00 RRP
Also Showing:
Prints Published by Edinburgh Printmakers:
David ShrigleyScott MylesToby PatersonChad McCail
0% interest free OWN ART loans are available to make investing your money in original art more affordable.

Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am - 6pm, Admission is Free

If you require assistance with physical access or interpretation, please contact us prior to your visit.

23 Union Street,
EH1 3LR,
+44 (0) 131 557 2479

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

SALON VIDEO ART PRIZE - Open for applications

Matt Roberts Arts in London are currently seeking submissions for the inaugural SALON VIDEO ART PRIZE selected by Mike Sperlinger (Assistant Director - Lux), and Zineb Sedira (artist working in Photography, Video and installation).

40 - 50 artists working in video and video installation will be selected for the first of our annual video 'Salon' exhibitions that will take place at our Project Space, Unit 1, 25 Vyner Street, London, E2 9DG, opening on Thursday 4th March, 2010.There is a selectors' prize of £800 for a chosen exhibitor.Please visit and read the section marked 'How to apply'.

The deadline for DVD submissions is 5pm, Saturday 23rd January, 2010. If you have any questions please email