LAUREN FERGUSON

Artist

Education

Artist in Residence
Leith School of Art, Edinburgh. September 2020 - August 2021.

CACHE Level 2 Working with People with Learning Disabilities

North East Scotland College, Aberdeen. May 2021 - present.

Understanding Autism

The Open University, December 2020.

 

Postgraduate Credit Short Course – Creative Entrepreneurship

Robert Gordon University,  June – August 2020.

First Class BA Honours Degree in Painting

Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. 2016 - 2020.

Awards

2021       Awarded the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust Grant. Leith School of Art, Edinburgh.
2020       RSA New Contemporaries 2022, Selected Artist. Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.

2020       RGU Arts and Heritage Purchase Prize. Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen.

2019       Professional Development Ambassador for Scotland + Venice,  54th Venice Biennale. 
2018       First Prize, BGF & EY Painting Exhibition. Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen.
2016       The Senior Bursary in Creative Arts. George Watson's College, Edinburgh.
2015       The John Gray Memorial Prize for Art. George Watson's College, Edinburgh.
2015       Awarded Art Colours for Contributions. George Watson's College, Edinburgh.
2014       The Guest Choice Annual Exhibition Prize. George Watson's College, Edinburgh.
2013       The Robert Merson Prize for Art. George Watson's College, Edinburgh.
2013       Highly Commended Friends of the Royal Scottish Academy of Art Award. RSA, Edinburgh.

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions
2021       The Uneven Land, Second Home Aberdeen, 20th July - 28th August.
2021       Residency Exhibition with Eve McGlynn, Custom House Gallery, Edinburgh. 1st - 11th July.
2021       Interim Exhibition with Eve McGlynn, Leith School of Art, Edinburgh. 26th April - 25th June.

 

Selected Exhibitions


Forthcoming:
2021       Wells Contemporary Art Exhibition. Wells Cathedral, Surrey. Selected Group Show.
2021       Painting Graduates; A Reunion. Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow. Selected Group Show.

2022       RSA New Contemporaries, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh. Selected Group Show.
 

2021       Aberdeen Artists Society Summer Exhibition, Aberdeen. Selected Group Show. (online)
2021       RSA 195th Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh. Selected Group Show (online)

2021       The Graduates; Four Pillars. Tatha Gallery, Dundee. Selected Group Show.

2020       FLOW Exhibition. Visual Art Scotland. Selected Group Show (online)
2020       The Big Christmas Exhibition. GreenGallery, Buchlyvie. Selected Group Show.

2020       Postgraduate Showcase. Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen. Group Show (online).
2020       Big Summer Exhibition. GreenGallery, Buchlyvie. Selected Group Show.
2020       Mini Graduate Showcase. GreenGallery, Buchlyvie. Selected Group Show.
2020       Virtual Degree Show. Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen. Group Show (online).
2020       On the Table, Marram Arts. Selected Group Show (online).
2020       RSA Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh. Selected Group Show (online).
2020       4th Year Painting Exhibition, St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh. Group Show.
2019       Summer Exhibition, Fairmilehead, Edinburgh. Solo Show.
2019       Beyond the Lines- Exhibition and Workshop, Asylum Books and Games, Aberdeen. Group Show.
2018       BGF & EY Painting Exhibition, Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen. Selected Group Show.
2018       Summer Exhibition, Fairmilehead, Edinburgh. Solo Show.
2018       SMOG: ARTS: BORD. Belmont Filmhouse, Aberdeen. Group Show.
2018       SNAP, Ruthrierston Community Centre, Aberdeen. Group Show.
2018       Yet to be Titled, OT Projektraum, Berlin. Group Show.
2017       The John Byrne Award Summer Party, The Biscuit Factory, Edinburgh. Group Show.
2017       24, Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen. Group Show.
2013       Friends of the Royal Scottish Academy Annual School Exhibition, RSA, Edinburgh.

 

Collections

 

Public Collections:
2020       RGU Arts and Heritage Museum


Works exist in private and corporate collections in the UK, Norway, Australia and Canada. 


 

Workshops and Teaching
 

Tutor Support, Leith School of Art. August 2021 - present.

 

Cyanotype Workshop, Second Home Studio + Cafe, Aberdeen, July 2021.

Teaching on the Painting Course, Leith School of Art. Sept 2020 - June 2021.

Gesso Transfer Workshop for the Painting Course, Leith School of Art, Edinburgh. May 2021.

Workshop with clay for a Primary 4/5 class with Gray's Mobile Art School, Aberdeen. March 2020.

Workshop Assistant to Laura Riley in Screenprinting at Gallery Late: Tonic. Aberdeen Art Gallery. January 2020.

BP Student Tutoring Scheme, Ellon Academy, Aberdeen. Jan - April 2019.

Fresh Fruit 8 -15 year olds workshop with Louise Fraser, inspired by Tacita Dean Exhibition, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh. July 2018.

 

Professional Development



RSA Open Studios Artist Talk, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh. April 2021.

Artist Talk with Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen. March 2021

Talk and Q&A at Leith School of Art, Edinburgh. December 2020.

 

Artist Interview with RGU:TV discussing Virtual Degree Show. Youtube. July 2020.

 

Artist Talk. Gray's School of Art, Virtual Degree Show. Instagram Live. July 2020. 

SISA Level 3 Award - Innovation Champion. May 2020.

Member of Visual Arts Scotland. April 2020 - present.

Volunteer for Gray's Mobile Art School, Aberdeen. March 2020.

 

Volunteer Tour Guide of 'The Bill Gibb Line' Exhibition, Aberdeen Art Gallery. February 2020.

RGU Creative Trail, Aberdeen, February 2020.

 

SISA Level 2 Award. Dundee, February 2020.

Curated and Organised the 4th Year Painting Exhibition, Edinburgh. February 2020.

 

Volunteer Production Assistant at SPECTRA Light Festival, Aberdeen. February 2020.

 

Volunteer at Aberdeen Art Gallery Event- Gallery Late: Tonic. Aberdeen Art Gallery. January 2020.
 

Presentation for Scotland+Venice. Citizen Hotel, Glasgow. January 2020.
 

Member of Aberdeen Artists Society

HAAN Design Pop Up - Volunteer. Aberdeen Art Gallery. 6 - 8th December 2019.

 

Guest at Gray's Talk with Courtney Barr. Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. 22 November 2019.

 

Introductory Talk at the final Screening of SaF05 with Scotland+Venice. Belmont Filmhouse, Aberdeen. 21 November 2019.

 

Scotland's Largest Underground Mural, Colinton Tunnel, Edinburgh - volunteer. August 2019.

Filmed as an extra in the Nightwalk for Edinburgh by Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller. July 2019.
 

Oversaw the management of 'Beyond the Lines' Group Show in a Professional Skills Module, Jan - May 2019, Aberdeen.
 

BP Student Tutoring Scheme, Ellon Academy, Aberdeen. Jan - April 2019.

 

Braidburn School, Edinburgh - Volunteer Assistant. January 2019.

 

Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen - Volunteer Art Department Assistant. December 2018.
 

The Fruitmarket Gallery, Creative Workshop Leader with Louise Fraser, inspired by Tacita Dean Exhibition. July 2018.

 

The Fruitmarket Gallery, leadership training, Edinburgh. July 2018.

 

FABB, Edinburgh - Volunteer. July 2018.

George Watson's College, Edinburgh - Primary 5 Art Class Assistant. Sept - April 2016.

Braidburn School, Edinburgh - Volunteer Assistant. October 2015.

Colinton Arts Gallery, Edinburgh - Volunteer Assistant. August 2015.


Media

Royal Scottish Academy Open Studios 2. 7th April 2021. Video Here.

‘The next generation of artists star in Fife gallery’s exhibition’, The Courier, 06 March 2021. Article Here.

‘Art reviews: Edinburgh, Our City | Joyce Gunn Cairns | The Graduates’, The Scotsman, 07 March 2021. Article Here. 

 

'The Graduates Four Pillars Review: Fresh talents shine through the screen', The Times, 01 March 2021. Article Here. 

 

'The Four Pillars at Tatha Gallery Supporting Art Graduates', The Scottish Field, 26 February 2021. Article Here.
 

'Tatha Gallery's Pillars of Excellence', ArtmagUK, 17 February 2021. Article Here


'Virtual Degree Show: Lauren Ferguson', RGU:TV, July 2020. Article Here

 

'Art review: Gray's School of Art Degree Show 2020', The Scotsman, 17 July 2020. Article Here. 

 

'2019 Scotland + Venice: Lauren Ferguson on her experience as a PDP participant', Scotland + Venice, 25 September 2019. Article Here.

'Event Feature: Beyond The Lines Interactive Art Exhibition', Rachel Williams, 17 March 2019. Article Here.

'Highland and Aberdeen students selected for prestigious art programme', Kirsten Roberston, The Press and Journal, 21 Feburary, 2019. Article Here.

 

'2019 Scotland + Venice Professional Development Programme Details and Team Announced', Caterina Berardi, Scotland+Venice, 19 Feburary 2019. Article Here.

'Meet the 2019 Professional Development Programme', Caterina Berardi, Scotland + Venice, 19 Feburary 2019. Article Here.

'BGF and EY come together to celebrate Aberdeen’s artistic talent in new exhibition', Ernst & Young, Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce, 9 November 2018. Article Here.