Method (In The Madness)


We are delighted to announce a VAU curated show at Patriothall Gallery. ‘Method (In The Madness)’ exhibits the work of VAU Members Vivian Ross-Smith, Laura McGlinchey and Emma Rogers alongside invited artists, Dominic McIvor, Davy Forsyth and Jen Bradley. This exhibition focuses on artists who go against the grain and use more unusual methods, materials and processes to make art. Opening 29 July 7-9pm, everyone is welcome to come along!

Pillow Talk: Working Space


VAU proudly presents “Pillow Talk: Working Space”, the third in a series of discussion events hosted by artists invited by VAU, to engage with the public on a number of issues surrounding contemporary art.

This Pillow Talk will be held at the Blue Lamp jazz bar in Aberdeen as part of the Look Again Festival 2016, and will focus on the varied types of spaces which artists work in. Not just the typical painter’s studio, we’ll be hearing about production facilities and workshop spaces, vast factory or warehouse spaces, makeshift studios in the likes of garage or sheds, and even where artists’ work when they have no access to a studio or have no need for one!

We are delighted to announce our guest speakers for the event will include internationally renowned painter Kate Downie, printmaker and Gray’s School of Art tutor Michael Agnew, Sara Gallie from Scottish Sculpture Workshop and recent graduate artist Alexander Champion.

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A big thanks to Look Again Festival, SMART and their partners for kindly supporting this event.

VAU Sonica Talks


VAU is proud to host guest talks for the Sonica Arts Festival. From the 30th of October, Talks will be held in the CCA and the Lighthouse in relation to many different areas of discussion.


Get your FREE tickets to all four of VAU Sonica Talks, as well of lots of other exciting Sonica Events online now at

For more information on the Sonica Festival visit

Nick Gordon – Apo Path


VAU Studio Holder Nick Gordon has currently an exhibition running in The VAU Corridor! If you’d like to come see, please email to arrange a time to View the exhibition and catch up for a wee chat and cup of tea!