• Brent Millar, Untiled, 1970s


FEUVA Student Prize Sculpture 2018 awarded to Alice Dudgeon for her piece ‘Avodah’. Alice describes it as a large-scale structure made entirely of pine. Based on initial, intuitive diagrams developed from research into Neolithic agriculture, the narrow verticals were turned on a lathe by hand, communicating directly the importance of repeated, meditative acts of physical labour. Skills and materials are worked into pure, simplified constructions that reflect the experience of making and worship as craftsmanship. Verticals guide the eye up and draw the audience in, whilst horizontal arcs draw the visitor closer, surrounding them in silent formations of lines. The audience is encouraged to pause before being released back out into the room.

A very special night with Sandy Moffat in the boardroom at Evolution House. Sandy embellished his talk with a series of images that charted his career and gave us a glimpse into why he is one of Scotland’s greatest living artists.

Sir Tim O’Shea, Principal of Edinburgh University, delivered a speech on  ‘Curating Cultural Indentity’ at the newly renovated St Cecilia’s Hall.


The FEUVA Student Award 2017 for drawing of £250 in Edinburgh College of Art MA Program was chosen as the platform for the FEUVA student award for drawing.  The Award of £250 went to Yixiao Zhang for illustrations of two books she made of Haiku Poetry which the Trustees deemed outstanding for originality and wit.  Yixiao has lived in the U.K. for over 10 years, has a BA in economics and had not exhibited her work before.  The choice was not easy, however and the Trustees hope to offer more than one Award next year.

Detail from the ECA Cast Collection

A great opportunity to join a distinctive and influential community of academics, artists and patrons of the arts in Edinburgh.  Make a difference.

The Torrie Collection

FEUVA members are cordially invited by the Talbot Rice Gallery to attend the launch on 3 May at 3-5pm of their new catalogue of the Torrie Collection which is now on display in the Georgian Gallery. This event marks the opening of TRG’s student displays that will complement the Torrie exhibition for the final week of the exhibition run. There will be an opportunity to view both and to celebrate FEUVA’s contribution towards the costs of this invaluable publication.

All welcome, no RSVP requested.

Canal Landscape with Figures Bathing (view of Zwolle) - Hendrick ten Oever, 1675

Visit Edinburgh University’s Centre for Research Collections website for more details

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