The Gray’s research programme is an innovative and challenging base for practice-led research, in which the application of art or design forms a significant part of the inquiry. Gray’s staff are active across a range of contemporary research initiatives and projects, locally, nationally and internationally. Areas of particular interest include:
Design in Society
Socially Engaged Art Practice
Creative and Cultural Ecologies (strengths in NE Scotland, Orkney, and former Yugoslavia)
Smart Textiles and Drawing.
The school maintains active research links with key cultural organisations in the city and region, including Aberdeen Art Gallery, Peacock Visual Arts, City Moves dance agency, Grampian Hospital Arts Trust, Deveron Arts Scottish Sculpture Workshop, and Hospitalfield, Arbroath.
Head of School: Ms Libby Curtis