There were double celebrations for Inverness student Hannah Murray yesterday as she graduated from Gray’s School of Art.
The 22-year-old picked up a first class degree in fine art from the Robert Gordon University (RGU) art school, shortly after learning she will be able to exhibit her work at a prestigious exhibition in Edinburgh.
She said: “The last four years have flown by, but I’ve really loved my time spent at Gray’s School of Art.
“I’ve made some great friends and have enjoyed living in Aberdeen.
“As an artist my creative practice wouldn’t have had a hope of growing and developing in the way it has without the guidance of my tutors at Gray’s as well as the studio environment, where the opportunity to bounce ideas off one another ensures a really interesting working environment.”
She will now head back to Inverness before going to Edinburgh next year to display her work at the Royal Scottish Academy’s New Contemporaries exhibition.
Being able to display her work was the highlight of her degree, so she is glad she will be able to continue with this.
She said: “Ultimately that is what we spend four years working towards.
“In a more general way, my favourite thing about art school has to have been the shared general environment and social, creative atmosphere this promoted.”