Scottish Art and Design
There is a long history of internationally acclaimed Scottish artists from the portraiture of Henry Raeburn, to the distinctive designs of the Glasgow Boys and the success of contemporary Scottish artists such as Jack Vettriano and Peter Howson.
In recent years, the Glasgow School of Art has produced a generation of international contemporary artists that have scooped Britain's top visual art award, the Turner Prize.
GSA's Turner Prize winners:
• 1996 - Douglas Gordon
• 2005 - Simon Starling
• 2009 - Richard Wright
• 2010 - Susan Philipsz
• 2011 - Martin Boyce
• 2014 - Duncan Campbell
Exciting Art Spaces
There are a number of exciting galleries and studio spaces dotted throughout the country which serve as breeding grounds for new Scottish artistic talent.
Trongate 103 in Glasgow’s East End provides a space accessible to all as a place to see art, make art and enjoy being creative.
Edinburgh Palette, established in 2008, is also an innovative gallery and studio space which is home to over 300 of the most promising up and coming Scottish artists.
Wasps Studios is a charity that provides affordable studios to support artists and arts organisations. They currently house 800 artists and 23 arts organisations at 17 buildings across Scotland.