Amber Brown is a Northumbrian photographer and printmaker. She explores notions of place, home and belonging over continuous periods of time  through cultural, political and personal narratives. Her practice is rooted in many slow, ritualistic processes which largely fall under the umbrella of printmaking and large format photography, a medium which she is dedicated to. She utilises labour-intensive techniques to investigate the post-industrial landscape, ideas of Northernness and how archives can interact with the contemporary. 

Alongside her artistic career, Amber Brown also practices in curation and exhibitions organisation. Her most recently completed curatorial project Ceremonial was a week-long exhibition developed and curated alongside textile artist Isi Williams. Ceremonial saw the gathering of artworks responding to tradition through concept and process, accompanied by a self-published exhibition catalogue. She enjoys working with artists and collaborative spaces outside of her own practice, having co-founded the now disbanded CollectiveF8 in 2017, who have worked with leading Scottish charities on socially-aware projects. Amber has worked under the mentorship of  established curators, acting as an Exhibition Assistant for Design  Exhibition Scotland. She is currently an Ambassador for Access to Creative Education Scotland, assisting with education workshops and also a Volunteer Exhibition Assistant at Stills Centre for Photography, where she has given a public talk on their most recent exhibition, Woman Photographers from the AmberSide Collection. 

In September 2020, after graduating from the BA (Hons) Photography programme at Edinburgh College of Art, Amber is relocating to the North East of England to progress onto an MA in Art Museum and Gallery Studies at Newcastle University. She is open to potential projects, commissions and collaborations across the North East and further afield. Feel free to get in touch.

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

Copyright © 2020 by Amber Brown, all rights reserved. This applies to all images, please contact if wanting to use an image.

CURRICULUM  VITAE

EDUCATION

MA Art Museum and Gallery Studies, Newcastle University 2020-2021

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. 
  • 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
  • Carey Irving
  • Brother Joe
  • Matt Dunbar

PUBLICATIONS

UPCOMING

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.
  • Humans Of The Walk, CollectiveF8 - 21-23rd January. Scottish Parliament. 
  • Humans Of The Walk, CollectiveF8 - 11th February. Scottish Government, Leith. 
  • Stills' Photo Market, March 7th-8th.
  • Annual Open Art Exhibition, Woodhorn Museum, Northumberland. February 15th-April 19th, 2020. (Paused midway due to COVID-19)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Earthworks - Dry Water Arts Centre, Amble, June 21st-July 17th 2019.

EXHIBITION CURATION & CO-ORGANISATION

  • Site, Edinburgh College of Art (2016)
  • Body As Artistic Material, Edinburgh College of Art (2017)
  • ECA End Of Year Exhibition - DOK Space (2017)
  • ECA 2nd Year Exhibition - Edinburgh College of Art (2017)
  • ECA End of Year Exhibition - Second year (2018)
  • Debutante - Collective F8, Edinburgh. (2018)
  • JUICE - Granton Castle Walled Gardens, April 6th 2019.
  • Earthworks - Dry Water Arts Centre, Amble, June 21st-July 17th 2019.
  • Ceremonial', TENT Gallery Edinburgh.January 20th-23rd 2020. - a collaborative open call with Isi Williams, both acting as curators. Sponsored by Innis & Gunn.
  • 'Buffering...', Final Year Exhibition. Edinburgh College of Art. February 3rd-6th. 2020. 










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