Art

Welcome to RGU: Your first week!

Welcome, all our arriving students! I’m sure you’re all very excited and looking forward to what’s ahead. Some of you may be new to RGU, Aberdeen or even Scotland. We want to make you feel as welcome as possible so we have come up with a few tips for you to get settled in: (more…)

Differences between Gray’s School of Art interview and Mental Health Nursing interview

Gray’s School of Art*Disclaimer – This is Rebekah’s experience of how she was interviewed at RGU for two different courses. Formats for interview may be subject to change. This blog post will give you an insight to Rebekah’s experience*

As a Gray’s School of Art alumni and new Mental Health Nursing student I had to attend interviews for both – I wanted to give you all a little insight into what the differences were in the interview process and what I did to prepare myself for them. (more…)

Vegan places to eat in Aberdeen

For those of you who have arrived in Aberdeen or Aberdeen natives who just aren’t aware, there are loads of vegan alternatives for you in Aberdeen! Here are a list of fab places to find a vegan bite in Aberdeen that I love: (more…)

Time for a break? – Explore Dublin

Thinking about taking a break? What about spending a weekend in the Irish capital? Ryanair often have very cheap flight tickets from Glasgow to Dublin. I got mine for just £20 both ways! The Irish capital is paradise for all food, vintage stores, photogenic walls, cute streets, and pub lovers. Let me give you some tips on what you should visit when in Dublin. (more…)

My Thesis – Painting meets Architecture

This thesis challenged the conventional RGU curriculum for a masters’ architecture thesis. My aim was to achieve a deeper understanding and appreciation of the poetics and aura of the Norwegian landscape in which the location of my design is based through painting (this later developed into models and installations as well). (more…)

The Framework of Design: Update and Competitions

So, did you check our exhibition over at Bon Accord? Yes? Awesome (we hope you liked it)! No? Well, you may have missed a thing or two, but look no further! Here is an updated blog just for you! (more…)

From Art to Mental Health Nursing – The Next Step in my Career Plans

As you may know from my previous blog posts, I studied Contemporary Art Practice at Gray’s School of Art, and graduated last year. (more…)

Johnstons of Elgin Presentation

When you think of fashion hubs the likes of London, Paris and New York most likely spring to mind. The North-East town of Elgin… not so much… However, it is home to the U.K.’s largest textile manufacturer, Johnstons of Elgin. With a history spanning over 200 years, Johnstons prides itself for its heritage and innovation, crafting quality cashmere and knitwear. (more…)

What Is Fashion Management All About?

As I mentioned in my introductory post, I want to give you, the reader, a better insight into the Fashion Management course at RGU. Studying this course has allowed me to gain and develop a wide range of transferable skills relating to fashion and business. (more…)

Gray’s Masters Show

Until the 7th of September the Art & Design Masters degree show will be exhibiting work from a number of students studying the contextualised practice course at Gray’s. This will showcase the work of both current graduating Master’s students and those progressing on to do their second year. (more…)