Flashback Friday

In 2017 Rowan Crawford received an RGU Purchase Award for her work Nightfall.  It is still one of our favourites in the collection with its merging and minimising of two dramatic photographic images of skies which Rowan chose as both ‘sublime’ and ‘beautiful’. Each of the  photographs were taken in Scotland, one photographic composition wasContinue reading “Flashback Friday”

EVENTYR: Imagine

  This drawing by former Gray’s School of Art Drawing and Painting tutor Derek Ashby reminds the Collections Custodian of the wonderful book  The 39 Steps by John Buchan. A path leads along the perimeter of a very high wall. Steam from the steam train billows and swirls around in the air as the bigContinue reading “EVENTYR: Imagine”

RGU Art and Heritage Object of the Week

John Lewis Project: Gray’s School of Art student Kasia Serafin tells us that the concept  behind this design is for the customers to feel as if they’re peeking inside the scene through a pair of binoculars. This illustrated display consists of several layers or illustrations, which combine to create an eye-catching multi dimensional scene. VisibleContinue reading “RGU Art and Heritage Object of the Week”

EVENTYR: Imagine

The Custodian of the Art and Heritage Collections at Robert Gordon University finds himself isolated and doesn’t know what to do with his time.  He has decided to look at items in the collection to see if he can use his imagination to create an exciting story. Or perhaps even a scary story! This paintingContinue reading “EVENTYR: Imagine”

RGU Art and Heritage Collections Look Again

As part of the recent ‘Look Again’ festival which was held in the city, a cross-section of RGU purchase award winning work is now on display in KALEIDOSCOPE in the Aberdeen City venue ‘Seventeen’ on Belmont Street.  This is the first time a body of University Collection work representing contemporary art and design practice  has beenContinue reading “RGU Art and Heritage Collections Look Again”