Amber Brown is a Northumbrian photographer, printmaker and early-career curator based between the NE and Scotland. Her work explores notions of place, home and belonging through cultural, political and personal narratives. It is rooted in many slow, ritualistic processes which largely fall under the umbrella of printmaking and large format photography. Amber aims to utilise labour-intensive techniques to investigate the post-industrial landscape, ideas of Northernness and how archives can interact with the contemporary. 

She graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a BA (Hons) in Photography and now studies towards an MA in Art Museum and Gallery Studies at Newcastle University, where her areas of interests are artist-run spaces, contemporary and documentary photography and relationships between the latter and ethics. Amber has worked under the mentorship of  established curators, acting as an Exhibition Assistant for Design  Exhibition Scotland. She enjoys working with artists and collaborative spaces outside of her own practice, having lead numerous arts and photography projects. Whilst working as a Trainee for Still Centre for Photography's project 'No Filter - Photography for 12-15 year olds', as of February 2021, Amber is a Non-Executive Director for the board of Amber Film & Photography Collective CIC, hoping to shape the strategy going forward and expand the way in which emerging artists are able to engage with such collectives.

Copyright © 2020 by Amber Brown, all rights reserved. This applies to all images.

CURRICULUM  VITAE

EDUCATION

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

BA (Hons) Photography, First Class Honours. Edinburgh College of Art, The University of Edinburgh 2016-2020

WORK

  • Acklington CofE First School - Educational Assistant 
  • Gigs North East - Volunteer Photographer 
  • The Bakehouse Gallery, Alnwick - Gallery Intern
  • Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh - Information Assistant for John Akomfrah's 'Vertigo Sea'
  • BOOKMARKS 2019 and 2020 - board member
  • CANVAS Magazine, Edinburgh - Art Panelist
  • Collective F8, 2017-2019 - Co-founder
  • Design Exhibition Scotland - Exhibition Assistant 
  • Side Gallery, Newcastle - Digitisation Volunteer
  • Access to Creative Education Scotland - Educational Assistant
  • ALT-D - Head of Exhibitions & Events Programming, past roles included Sponsorship Management and Press Team.
  • Stills Centre For Photography - Volunteer Exhibitions Assistant.
  • Stills Centre For Photography, Trainee for the project 'No Filter - Photography for 12-15 year olds'. (current)
  • Amber Film & Photography Collective CIC - Non-Executive Director, Member of the Board (current).
  • SIDE Gallery, Newcastle - Front of House Assistant (current).

SELF PUBLISHING

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

FEATURES

UPCOMING/CURRENT

  • BALTIC OPEN, BALTIC, GatesheadMay 19th - September 5th 2021.
  • Working Class Creatives Database X Motion Sickness at Unit 15, Lion Yard, Cambridge. From July 8th onwards. 
  • 'DISTANCE', group exhibition at Art Spot Korin, Kyoto. September 2021. Details TBC.




AWARDS

  • Global Justice Academy, Photography Competition 2018 - 'The Coming Soon Land' was awarded as single image winner.
  • GrowWild Youth Artist Award, 2018.
  • Belgrade Photo Month 2019 - 'Earthworks' shortlisted in the top 10 finalists.
  • Astaire Art Prize 2019 - Shortlisted Artist.
  • The George Jackson Hutchison Memorial Prize, 2019.
  • Awarded The Analogue Photography Grant from The Richard and Siobhán Coward Foundation, 2020.
  • Marion Cameron MacKenzie Scholarship, 2020.
  • Award from The Sidney Perry Foundation for Postgraduate Education, 2020.
  • Selected for the Redeye Graduate Mentoring Scheme, 2020.
  • Selected for Futureproof 2020 at Street Level Photoworks.
  • MA Art Museum & Gallery Studies Scholarship, Newcastle University, 2020. 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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


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