At the beginning of the twentieth century the journal was used as a vehicle for promoting emerging styles, introducing new visual ideas, and establishing new theories. Similarly, Canvas, founded in 2015, is a new student-run art journal. Canvas is a project of the University of Edinburgh's History of Art Society, and is run in conjunction with Edinburgh College of Art (ECA), who generously support the publication.
After a brainstorming event was held, it became clear that the University of Edinburgh lacks a journal that allows both ECA students to promote their work, as well as the University as a whole to critically engage with art.
As the name suggests, Canvas provides students with a slate wiped clean. Our vision is to provide a platform for students to exhibit and engage with all forms of art and, as a publication, to help bridge the gap between ECA and main campus. This new publication will provide ECA students with a greater presence on campus, inform students on upcoming events, and promote art-related charities and projects. Canvas is honoured to promote the events and workshops organised by the North Edinburgh Arts charity.
Canvas is open to a whole range of written entries including essays, critical portfolios, journalistic articles, gallery reviews, and forms of creative writing such as poetry. We also display a wide range of artworks. In each issue there is a double page spread of a graphic design created by a student. These conceptual centre folds can be cut out and collected from each issue.
Students, regardless of degree, are encouraged to submit artistic and written pieces to Canvas. No formal artistic study or previous artistic experience is required. Submitting to Canvas provides you with the opportunity to exhibit your work, add to your CV, and engage with a community of artistic exchange.
Canvas is a journal for students. We want students to contribute and enjoy reading our publication. We hope that Canvas exposes you to the talent of the University of Edinburgh.
Canvas issues will be released twice a year, in print and online.
If you have any questions, submissions, or comments please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”-Dr Seuss