We are pleased to announce artist Amy Jones as the Lead Artist for Hospitalfield’s Young Artist Club. Amy will be joined by Art Education Assistants Kristina Aburrow and Rachel Simpson.
Amy Jones is an artist and curator based in Dundee she graduated from the Fine Art department of the city’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in 2010. She is the co-founder of Dundee Print Collective in 2013 and currently the organisation’s co-director and project coordinator. Between 2010-2012, she was a Committee Member of GENERATORprojects, Dundee.
Working primarily in printmaking and drawing, Amy likes to explore relationships, space and materiality through the act of considering instinct and intuition. She is interested in collaborative practices as a way of making, often creating opportunities to explore creative ideas in dialogue with others.
She has worked on creative learning teams delivering educational projects with a wide range of organisations such as; Dundee Contemporary Arts, Art Angel and McManus Art Gallery and Museum.
Some of her recent collaborative projects include; Making, EDITION FOUR (Dundee Contemporary Arts, 2017), Big Family Press, South London Gallery (2020) and Translations (Life Space, Dundee Print Collective & WCAIR, 2020) with an upcoming commission with Dundee Print Collective for Arbroath 2020+1 (2021).
In her solo practice, she was a recipient of Visual Artist and Maker Award Mentorship with Claire Barclay (2019). Residencies have included Bothy Project, Eigg (2017), THIStudio, exchange with Hospitalfield (2018) and upcoming residency at Cove Park (2021).
Kristina Aburrow is an artist based in Arbroath, graduating in Contemporary Art Practice from Gray’s School of Art in 2019, Kristina works in ceramics, film and photography, Kristina received the Angus VACMA award in 2021. Kristina has worked with young people and the community in various ways over the last four years. She was the lead artist on the Arbroath Murals Project for Arbroath 2020+1, artist at The Hideout, a summer school and ceramics class and previously delivered workshops as part of Hospitalfield’s Free Drawing School. Some of her recent exhibitions have included Salt Jadar at Art North Digital Exhibition (2020), International Exhibition – Sim Artist Residency, Reykjavik (2020) recipient of the June BP Fine Art Award – First Place (2019) and Remote Host, Grays School of Art (2019).
Rachel Simpson is based in Arbroath and is currently studying Design for Textiles (Print) at Heriot-Watt University, Galashiels. Her practice focuses on print design, using both digital and screen-print techniques, but she also loves illustration and collage. Her inspiration comes from the nature world, and she likes her work to be joyous and imaginative. Rachel was the recipient of a commendation from Bradford Textile Society and was featured in a collaborative zine titled ‘Quarantine Zine’ during the COVID-19 pandemic in May 2020. Having grown up in the Arbroath area, she’s passionate about encouraging other young people to see the possibilities within art & design and wants to give back to her local community.
- Bio pic of Amy Jones
- In February Living Stood Still by Amy Jones
- Bio pic of Kristina Aburrow
- Quaich by Kristina Aburrow
- Bio image of Rachel Simpson
- Tapir by Rachel Simpson