Amber Brown is a photographer based between Northumberland & Edinburgh. She is in her final year of a Photography BA degree at Edinburgh College of Art. Born in Amble, Amber's work discusses her relationship with home through a personal, social, political and cultural narrative. This sometimes takes on an ethnographic form. Her work is predominantly analogue-based and tends to use traditional processes; shooting with a large format 5x4 camera or a medium format Hasselblad. From the negatives, the artist also enjoys experimenting further with printmaking techniques such as etching.

Whilst progressing with her own work, Amber has taken a strong interest in the curation and events organisation of exhibitions throughout her time at ECA so far. She is currently working on developing and delivering 'Ceremonial', a curatorial project with textile artist Isi Williams, which is a week long exhibition of works responding to 'tradition' through concept or process. Amber is an Ambassador for Access to Creative Education Scotland, assisting with workshops in schools and other educational events and now a Volunteer Exhibition Assistant at Stills Centre For Photography in Edinburgh. Since June, she has also been on internship as an Exhibition Assistant with Design Exhibition Scotland, and has been a board member for 'Bookmarks: ECA Artists' Book and Zine Fair' for 2019 and the upcoming event in 2020.

Come September 2020, after graduating from Edinburgh College of Art, Amber holds an offer to continue her studies with Newcastle University on the MA Art Museum and Gallery Studies.

For more information on Amber's work, to speak regarding possible opportunities, or to just say hello, feel free to get in touch.

All work is available in print, framed or unframed on request.

Copyright © 2019 by Amber Brown, all rights reserved. This applies to all images, please contact if wanting to use an image.

Education

BA (Hons) Photography / Edinburgh College of Art / 2016-2020

Arts-Based Work Experience

  • The Chantry Arts Centre, Morpeth
  • The Old School Gallery, Alnmouth
  • Craft Fairs including: Alnmouth Arts Festival, Kommunity Night Market, Simonside Fair, PD Crafts, The Old Bath House & University of Edinburgh Christmas Fair.
  • Acklington CofE First School, Educational Assistant
  • Gigs North East - Volunteer Photographer & occasional Journalist.
  • The Bakehouse Gallery, Alnwick (Gallery Intern)
  • Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh (Information Assistant for John Akomfrah's 'Vertigo Sea')
  • Board member for BOOKMARKS 2019.
  • Member of CANVAS Art Panel, Edinburgh.
  • Co-Founder of Collective F8, 2018-2019.
  • Library and University Collections Summer School at the University of Edinburgh
  • Design Exhibition Scotland, Internship as Exhibition Assistant.
  • Side Gallery, Newcastle
  • Board member for BOOKMARKS 2020. (Current)
  • ACES Ambassador at Edinburgh College of Art (Current)
  • Exhibition Assistant at Stills Centre For Photography (Current)

Clients

  • Gigs North East; including bands such as Primal Scream, The Last Shadow Puppets and Super Furry Animals. Featured in NARC Magazine.
  • Commissioned by musicians such as Heist, Far Pacific and The Bailiffgate Singers.
  • Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
  • Creative Cocoon at The Alnwick Playhouse
  • Integrated Education System, Irish Consulate General
  • Northern Pride Festival, Newcastle
  • Stockton Calling Festival, Stockton-on-Tees
  • Theatre Photography for Duchess' Community High School, Alnwick.
  • The Old School Gallery, Alnmouth
  • Le Petit Verre Opera, Edinburgh
  • Featured on FreshAir Student Radio.
  • CANVAS Journal.
  • Dangly Bits
  • Bookmarks
  • PathsForAll
  • HolyroodPR

Album Artwork

  • ItsAcoustica
  • Brother Joe
  • Matt Dunbar


Awards

  • Global Justice Academy, Photography Competition 2018 - 'The Coming Soon Land' was awarded as single image winner.
  • GrowWild Youth Artist Award
  • Belgrade Photo Month 2019 - 'Earthworks' shortlisted in the top 10 finalists.
  • Astaire Art Prize 2019 - Shortlisted Artist.
  • The George Jackson Hutchison Memorial Prize, 2019.

Group Exhibitions

  • DCHS Fine Art & Photography Exhibition, Alnwick Playhouse (2015 & 2016)
  • THORNFEST: turning tides, Durham (2016)
  • Unfairground, Edinburgh College of Art (2016)
  • Site, Edinburgh College of Art (2016)
  • Body As Artistic Material, Edinburgh College of Art (2017)
  • Synergy Welcome Party ECA // GSA (2017)
  • PhotoSoc Spring Exhibition, Whitespace Gallery (2017)
  • ECA End Of Year Exhibition - DOK Space (2017)
  • ECA 2nd Year Exhibition - Edinburgh College of Art (2017)
  • Kommunity Christmas Night Market (2017)
  • Synergy eca//gsa Reeb00t Exhibition (2018)
  • Photosoc Spring Exhibition - White Space Gallery (2018)
  • ECA End of Year Exhibition - Second year (2018)
  • Primavera, The University of Edinburgh History of Art Society Ball 2018, The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh. (2018)
  • Alnmouth Arts Festival, Northumberland. (2018)
  • Global Justice Academy, winners exhibition at the Greyzone Summer School, Chrystal Macmillan Building, Edinburgh. (2018)
  • Global Justice Academy, winners exhibition at Old College, Edinburgh. (2018)
  • Debutante - Collective F8, Edinburgh. (2018)
  • Wintertide Festival, Hartlepool. (2018)
  • Material Dialogues, Fire Station, Edinburgh (2018)
  • CANVAS launch, Edinburgh (2019)
  • BOOKMARKS 2019 - 20th March, ECA Fire Station
  • ECA 3rd Year Exhibition - Sculpture Court, 15th - 24th March. Part of curating team.
  • JUICE - Granton Castle Walled Gardens, April 6th 2019.
  • The Old Bath House- Spring Fair, April 20th.
  • Humans of the Walk - 5-12th March, Museum of Edinburgh Courtyard in collaboration with CollectiveF8, PathsForAll and HolyroodPR.
  • Art in Granton 2019 at Madelvic House, 25-27th October.

Solo Exhibitions

Earthworks - Dry Water Arts Centre, Amble, June 21st-July 17th.

Publications

  • 'PEC' - Self-published hand-bound book made and printed by the artist. Edition of 1. (2017)
  • 'The Coming Soon Land' - Self-published by the artist. Edition of 1, hardcover book. (2018)
  • Featured in Crave Zine (2018)
  • Featured on CreativeSphere as Amber Brown Photography & Collective F8 (2018)
  • Featured on ECA Website as part of Collective F8 (2018)
  • Featured in CANVAS (2018)
  • Featured in The Inkwell (2018)
  • Featured in CANVAS, inc cover page as a collaboration with Amy Witney Scholes. (2019)
  • 'The Coming Soon Land' - Self-published by the artist. Edition of 35, remade as a zine. (2019)
  • Featured in The Edinburgh Reporter for Humans of the Walk
  • Grain Magazine, as part of Belgrade Photo Month. (2019)
  • Featured in June's printed Northumberland Gazette, for Earthworks, (2019)
  • Featured on Dry Water Arts Centre website, (2019)
  • Featured in The Ambler, (2019)

Upcoming Art Fairs/Exhibition


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