New exhibition by Amble photographer Amber Brown
‘Earthworks’ is an exhibition of analogue photography and printmaking by Amber Brown, celebrating the Northumbrian allotment and its cultural landscape.
Through a combination of techniques such as large and medium format analogue photography, combined with zinc etching, Amber aims to create links between the physical, laborious, rewarding processes of art and gardening.
Since August 2018, Amber has been working with multiple local spaces such as Amble West Avenue allotment, Percy Drive allotment and Tommy’s Field in Morpeth.
There will be a Preview Evening on Friday June 21st 6-8pm at Dry Water Arts, Wellwood St Amble, NE650FG. It is free and open for all. https://www.facebook.com/events/2267955793295931/
Refreshments will be provided, with any kind donations accepted towards Curiosity Cafe, run by Frances Anderson and Paula Turner of Dry Water, who have provided a platform to make this exhibition possible. There will be some work available for sale.
The exhibition will then be open every Wednesday from 3:30-5pm until July 17th. Viewings at other times by arrangement. Contact Dry Water Arts 07542141411
‘Earthworks’ has also been supported by Grow Wild after being awarded a Youth Project Award, in association with the National Lottery Community Fund and the Royal Botanic Gardens of Kew. The project was shortlisted in the top 10 finalists at Belgrade Photo Month 2019, and shortlisted in the Astaire Art Prize 2019.
Amber Brown is a photographer based between Northumberland & Edinburgh. She now heading into her final year of her Photography BA degree at Edinburgh College of Art, with hopes of moving back to the North East to enrol in further education.
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; often shot on the large format 5×4 camera or a medium format Hasselblad. From the negatives, the artist also enjoys experimenting further with printmaking techniques. See more at www.amberbrownphoto.com