RGUArt and Heritage Purchase Awards 2018

Let’s take our first  look at our recent 2018 RGU Purchase Award Winners.  Alexandra Angus took part in a group project looking at the redevelopment of Jackson’s Garage.  The project took the existing building of 10 Bon Accord Street in Aberdeen and redeveloped it into an art gallery and studio space for artists.  Congratulations once againContinue reading “RGUArt and Heritage Purchase Awards 2018”


  Recently it was wonderful for us to be given the opportunity to give the third year Contemporary Art Practice students at Gray’s School of Art a brief tour of our RGU Art and Heritage collections stores including our new facility, complete with a cornucopia of unexpected objects.  In addition to the visit, David Blyth,  theContinue reading “DRAWING MACHINES”

Flashback Friday

Over the decades Gray’s School of Art has held many dances which in the past were referred to as the Arts Ball. The event would tend to be a lavish affair with students expressing themselves by designing their own fancy dress and often the students would decorate the venue too. This photograph shows students (predominantly girls) attending the Arts Ball in theContinue reading “Flashback Friday”

The work of Gray’s School of Art Graduate John Boyd

  This winter scene features houses near Glasgow North College where John Boyd worked in the late 80s.  The artist was born in Stonehaven, Kincardineshire in 1940. He studied at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen (1958 – 1962) where he was taught by Robert Henderson Blyth. . From 1967 – 1988 he taught at GlasgowContinue reading “The work of Gray’s School of Art Graduate John Boyd”