Galleries and residencies

MSA Alumni Artist in Residence 2019/20

Moray School of Art are inviting proposals for our first ever Alumni Artist in Residence from those that graduated during or after 2014.

The residency will offer the opportunity to re-engage with the university during next academic year, providing a studio space at no cost from September 2019 – March 2020. The successful candidate will be enrolled with Moray College UHI as our Alumni Artist in Residence and will have full creative control around the work produced onsite.

As MSA Alumni Artist in Residence, you will receive:

  • Studio space at no cost for a 6 month period;
  • Access to onsite facilities and equipment;
  • Access to the gallery for an end of residency exhibition;
  • Ongoing support from the Curriculum Team Lead.

 As MSA Alumni Artist in Residence, you will be required to:

  • Provide your own materials;
  • Produce regular content for MSA social media;
  • Deliver a guest lecture that explores the development of your practice;
  • Work towards a show of your work in the gallery following completion (date TBC).

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Please submit a proposal outlining how you envisage approaching the residency, including if and how you would like to engage with the department. Using a maximum of 500 words address why you would be interested, what direction you would take and how the opportunity would support your professional development. Proposals should be submitted to by 5pm on Friday 9th August. Applications will be considered by the staff team and the successful applicant will be notified by Friday 23rd August.

UHI Residency Programme Exhibition, 15 August 2019

The University of the Highlands and Islands invite you to celebrate the culmination of our first ever Residency Programme.

During academic year 2018/19, nine students from UHI engaged with the Scottish Prison Service (HMP Inverness) and Historic Environment Scotland to undertake self-led creative residencies in unique settings.

This exhibition brings together the results of these residencies. Featuring work from students across Inverness College UHI, Moray School of Art and Perth College UHI (BA Fine Art, BA Contemporary Art Practice, BA Drama and Performance). The work on display includes visual art, film and written content.

To register your attendance at the FREE exhibition, please click the below button. 

We are delighted to welcome Jess Thorpe as our guest speaker for the evening to mark this new collaboration. Due to seating restrictions, there are a limited number of tickets available for the guest lecture.

If you would like to book a seat for the FREE guest lecture, please click the below button. 

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MSA Gallery Social, Thursday 26 September 2019

An opportunity for staff, students, alumni and the local creative community to come together.

MSA Gallery Socials will be scheduled on the last Thursday of the month during academic year 2019/20.

An informal and relaxed opportunity for staff, students, alumni and the local creative community - come together to network, catch up and talk about your practice. 

Click the button below to register your attendance for the FREE event.

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Upcoming Socials

Dates for upcoming MSA Gallery Social events:

  • Thursday 24th October 2019
  • Thursday 28th November 2019
  • Thursday 19th December 2019