Young Artist Club Exhibition

5 December 2021


Young Artist Club 2021 

Sunday 5 December

12.00pm – 3.00pm

YAC’s final exhibition will showcase the art of the energetic and inspiring members of the Young Artist Club, a group of young people aged 14-18 from across Angus & Tayside, who meet each Saturday at Hospitalfield to make art and be creative.

This exhibition is inspired by the works of artist collectives, exploring how these groups join together to have a unified voice through the medium of banners and artists manifestos. The exhibition will amplify the voices of our own Young Artist Club members, showcasing the creative talent of young people across Angus & Tayside.

The exhibition features large-scale banner designs, highlighting various techniques that have been taught and developed by the group over the course of the project. This includes printmaking, ceramics, repeat pattern, cyanotype, tie-dye, drawing and typography.

The exhibition will be held at Hospitalfield on Sunday 5 December, 2021 from 12.00pm until 3.00pm. The Young Artist Club invites anyone to come and view the large banners on display, engage with the various artworks created, try things out, and discuss the YAC manifesto. Works will displayed inside the house and on the grounds of Hospitalfield and visitors are encouraged to explore and admire the hard work of this creative group.

Led by artist Amy Jones with artists Rachel Simpson and Kristina Aburrow, they were facilitated in being bold, creative and expressing their ideas and artistic concerns over 28 Saturdays in 2021.

Amy Jones is an artist based in Dundee who has a history of founding and facilitating collective activity with artists (for example Dundee Print Collective). She has recently taken on the post of Learning Producer at V&A Dundee. 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.
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.

Each of the artists brought their skills, experience and vision to supporting YAC to realise their work each week and learn new making processes.
Learn more about the Young Artist Club on our website here:…/learning/young-artist-club/


Hospitalfield’s Young Artist Club 2021 was made possible thanks to Youth Arts Access Fund from Creative Scotland






Hospitalfield House is a Victorian house over several floors with wide staircases and banisters in most cases. Some areas of the house, including the Music Room on the ground floor, are accessible by wheelchair.

Hospitalfield Gardens and Café is wheelchair accessible via a ramp into the Gardens and there are wide pathways throughout the Walled Gardens.

It is possible to access the ground floor level of the restored Fernery.

Hospitalfield would like to prepare with you for your visit and give any information which could help, so please do get in touch by emailing or phoning 01241656124.

There is disabled parking available on site by the entrance to the Garden.


Images courtesy of Jeni Reid and Cara Pirie 2021

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