This work titled Bish Bash Splash  was taken in July 2014 at Bish Bash Falls in the United States. Riley Kaminer, the photographer and artist of this work, is a third year student studying Business Studies and Spanish (MA Hons). See more works at rwkvisual.com 

Our Story

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.

 

This work titled College consists of a collection of faces of the artist's peer group when she  lived in Melbourne, Australia. This work is drawn using the contour method in black pen and watercolour. The artist, Camilla Eustance, is a third year History of Art major. See more of Camilla's work at www.camillaeustance.wordpress.com 

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.

 

 

This image is a Fashion and Textiles work by Ruth Williams and Rimshah Kausar. Julianne Rumpf models the garment. The title of the work is Architects of the body and it has featured on the Canvas Facebook page as Image of the Month. Please visit the 'Submit' section of this website if  you would like to submit a work to be  considered for Image of the Month.

This image is a Fashion and Textiles work by Ruth Williams and Rimshah Kausar. Julianne Rumpf models the garment. The title of the work is Architects of the body and it has featured on the Canvas Facebook page as Image of the Month. Please visit the 'Submit' section of this website if  you would like to submit a work to be  considered for Image of the Month.

Canvas issues will be released twice a year, in print and online.

If you have any questions, submissions, or comments please email us at canvaseca@gmail.com.  

 

 

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”-Dr Seuss