The work of Amber Brown and Almudena Rocca is highlighted in The Graduate Spotlight Exhibition, which runs until September 28.
Amber Brown is a photographer, printmaker and aspiring curator from Amble. She graduated in 2020 with a First Class BA (hons) in Photography from Edinburgh College of Art and is studying a MA in Art Museum and Gallery Studies at Newcastle University.
Amber’s work explores notions of place, home and belonging over continuous periods of time through cultural, political and personal narratives. Her practice is rooted in many slow, ritualistic processes which largely fall under the umbrella of printmaking and large format photography.
She utilises labour-intensive techniques to investigate the post-industrial landscape, ideas of northernness and how archives can interact with the contemporary.
Her work is currently supported by The Analogue Photography Grant from The Richard and Siobhan Coward Foundation.
‘It must be somewhere here’ is a year-long survey of the northern deep coal-mining landscape. As the granddaughter of two miners, it acts as both a geographical study and inquiry into ancestry.
Almudena is a multi-disciplinary artist who graduated last year in Fine Art from the Glasgow School of Art. In the last few years she has been developing her skills using a variety of materials including metal, glass, clay, wood, digital photography, pen and pencil.
Inspiration comes from a very personal interest in mental ill health, politics, feminism and the role of women in art in today’s society.
Having worked in a number of socially engaging art projects where practice is based on the principles of collective working, diversity and inclusion Almundena has come to realise that this is the environment in which she wishes to develop her work.
Having already designed and sold a number of illustrations that are now exhibited in a space used to support young women living with anorexia and bulimia, Almudena is currently working with a number of businesses both here and in America that create clothing that carry positive messages of mental well-being.
Check out more at www.alnwickplayhouse.co.uk/gallery/browse-the-gallery/
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