Young Artist Club

Young Artist Club 2021

Are you a young person in Arbroath or Angus interested in making art? Art can be anything you like! Drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, filmmaking, nail art, tattoos, performance, computer art and more.

Hospitalfield’s Young Artist Club is a chance to hang out with friends, take part in creative activities and have fun.

Members meet regularly to try new art activities and develop their own ideas with support from a lead artist.

It’s free to be involved. Travel, access costs and snacks are available at all meet-ups.

Get in touch to find out more you email us or call us on 01241 656 124.

Who? 14-18 year olds

Where? Hospitalfield, West Way, Arbroath

When? 10am – 3pm on Saturdays

How much? FREE

If you are interested in joining please email Kirsten on

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Young Artist Club is funded by the Youth Arts Fund, Creative Scotland


Block one

May – June 2021 (6 weeks)

The Young Artist Club were introduced to Hospitalfield and explored the gardens, building and history as a place for artists to be creative and come together. Hospitalfield has long been a place where young talented artists from Arbroath and Angus have come to learn and be creative. Each workshop in block one introduced new materials, technique, and genres including mark making, printing and ceramics. The artists are encouraged to explore new ways of expressing through making and begin to form a visual language tool box.


Block Two

June – July (6 weeks)

The Young Artists try their first durational project working to develop and explore ideas influenced by alternative portraiture. inspired by Hospitalfield’s history and collection artists are challenged to think about their identity, who we are, what makes them unique and how they would represent that using alternative portraiture.

Block Three

August – September (6 weeks)

Over the Summer the young artists spent time visiting exhibitions and different organisations in Dundee, learning about artists and artist run spaces. They worked alongside artists Bik Van Der Pol, Anna Orton and Alison Brown taking part in a costume making and performance at the Signal Tower Museum. They learnt how to make wax sculpture that became brass padlocks as part of  Sally Hackett’s Padlock’s of Self Love project and they were shown and explored examples of artists who work collaboratively.

The Team

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.


  1. Bio pic of Amy Jones
  2. In February Living Stood Still by Amy Jones
  3. Bio pic of Kristina Aburrow
  4. Quaich by Kristina Aburrow
  5. Bio image of Rachel Simpson
  6. Tapir by Rachel Simpson