Converge at the Royal Scottish Academy was the second Visual Arts Scotland exhibition with Robbie Bushe as President and lead curator. Converge built on the success of the previous exhibition VAS:T 2015 and further developed its role a a focus for debate on contemporary applied arts and makers in the digital age. Converge 2016 included:
3 Invited Artists: Sam Johnson, Andrew MacKenzie and Steven MacIver
The Cordis Prize for tapestry short list 2016
Graduate Showcase from Scottish Art Colleges focusing on makers.
200 works by members and and non members selected from an open submission of over 1200.
Converge was accompanied by a publication
Converge 2016 2015 ISBN 978-9931810-1-6
Robbie Bushe, President
Sir Mark Jones, Honorary President and former Director Victoria and Albert Museum.
'Steven MacIver by Diana Lee, Director, Dillon Gallery, New York'
'Sam Johnson' in conversation with Robbie Bushe. President, Visual Arts Scotland edited by Susie Leiper.
'Andrew Mackenzie'. In conversation with James Clegg, Assistant Curator, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh.