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A computer render showing the relandscaped quad with trees, paving and grass.

Building work starts at ECA’s Lauriston Campus

The two-year project will transform the campus from within, opening up and unlocking difficult spaces and increasing the usability of our spaces, including the external courtyard area.

A line of people, queuing outside The Pleasance, during the Fringe Paul Dodds

ESALA to work with Creative Scotland on net zero readiness

The team will study the physical infrastructure that Scotland’s arts, screen and creative industries organisations use, assessing its readiness to help meet climate targets.

A painting. The foreground shows three narrow tree trunks, framing four figures in orange/red clothes. The two smaller figures, to the right, are feeding ducks. One of the two larger figures, centre, is lowering rope into a hole in the ground; the other stands beside them. There are further white, narrow tree trunks in the background.

RSA New Contemporaries 2024 features 26 ECA graduates

Both 2022 and 2023 graduates will feature in this year's exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy.

A cast of a pair of combat boots. They're unlaced and slightly worn; an off-white colour standing on a marble pedestal

Version Galore! - 3rd year students to exhibit at Royal Scottish Academy

The artists have responded to items from the RSA's collection to create artworks of their own, either homage, copy, influence or critique.

A photo of the 3D printed plastic item mounted on a wooden display board ECA

New 3D printed device could replace animals used in drug testing

The novel device, invented by a team at the University of Edinburgh and supported by an Edinburgh College of Art technician, could replace the need for drug and chemical safety testing on animals.

A photo of Orinoco from the Wombles costume on stage at the Performance Costume Show 2023, led by designer Biz Sutton Image: Mihaela Bodlovic

Graduate designer Biz Sutton recognised with prestigious stage prize as ‘Orinoco’ heads to Wombles HQ

Biz Sutton, 2023 graduate of the BA (Hons) Performance Costume, and designer of the popular Wombles climate crisis project and ‘Orinoco’ costume at the 2023 Edinburgh College of Art Graduate Show, has been selected for the prestigious Linbury Prize for Stage Design, receiving a £5,000 bursary and a design placement.

A photo of Daisy Whittle's book laid flat on a green background, it features a variety of pencil illustrated characters wearing hats, scarves and accessories. Image: Daisy Whittle

Graduates celebrated for innovative use of the book form

Four artists have been selected from the ECA 2023 Graduate Show as the winners of the annual Bookmarks Prize, for their high quality and innovative use of the book form.

Painting by Lydia Carter - birds eye view of two sets of hands are working with crops over a bucket Image: Lydia Carter

Emerging graduate artists selected for new art prize exhibition in London

2023 Edinburgh College of Art graduates Lizzie Henson, Remi Jablecki, Lydia Carter, Eleanor Whitbread and You Liang Zhu have been selected for the New Blood Art Emerging Art Prize 2023 and will show their work at the Saatchi Gallery London.

Grayscale drawing on a dark grey background. A person sits cross-legged, with what seems to be a shadow of themself overlaid, falling forward. Image: Aleksandra Warchol, courtesy of Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize

Four ECA alumni shortlisted for prestigious drawing prize

Four artists and Edinburgh College of Art alumni have been selected for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2023 exhibition, a prestigious annual open exhibition for drawing, open until 15 October.

A photo of Tanatsei Gambura with a headset on in front of Edinburgh Castle. Image: Historic Scotland © Rob McDougall

Sound installation brings historic story to life

A new installation at Edinburgh Castle, created by Edinburgh College of Art 2023 graduate Tanatsei Gambura, will take visitors on a sound walk through the historic site to map Scotland’s involvement in the creation of Zimbabwe’s streetscapes.

A photo of four of the colourful, soundwave-inspired artworks hanging on the wall. Image: Xuechang Leng

New artwork recognises Glasgow care home staff resilience during COVID-19

Architect, artist and 2023 PhD graduate at Edinburgh College of Art, Dr Xuechang Leng has created artwork for Glasgow care homes significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Image showing people holding musical instruments Image: Shutterstock

New Music Research Volunteer Database

Professor Katie Overy, Reid School of Music, is collaborating with Dr Judith Okely, Psychology, Napier University, to set up a nationwide music research volunteer database.