Education

BA (Hons) Painting

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


 

Awards
First Prize, BGF & EY Painting Exhibition. Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen. November 2018.
The Senior Bursary in Creative Arts. George Watson's College, Edinburgh. June 2016.
The John Gray Memorial Prize for Art. George Watson's College, Edinburgh. June 2015.

Awarded Art Colours for Contributions. George Watson's College, Edinburgh. April 2015.

The Guest Choice Annual Exhibition Prize. George Watson's College, Edinburgh. May 2014.

The Robert Merson Prize for Art. George Watson's College, Edinburgh. June 2013.

Highly Commended Friends of the Royal Scottish Academy of Art Award. RSA, Edinburgh. 2013.

Exhibitions

'RSA Annual Exhibition', Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh. Group Show (online). April 2020.

 

'4th Year Painting Exhibition', St Margaret's House, Edinburgh. Group Show. February 2020.

 

'Summer Exhibition', Fairmilehead, Edinburgh. Solo Show. August 2019.

'Beyond the Lines', Exhibition and Workshop, Asylum Books and Games, Aberdeen. Group Show. March 2019.


BGF & EY Painting Exhibition, Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen. Selected Group Show. November 2018.

'Summer Exhibition', Fairmilehead, Edinburgh. Solo Show. August 2018. 

'SMOG: ARTS: BORD'. Belmont Filmhouse, Aberdeen. Group Show. May 2018. 

'SNAP', Ruthrierston Community Centre, Aberdeen. Group Show. April 2018.

'Yet to be Titled', OT Projektraum, Berlin. Group Show. February 2018.

'The John Byrne Award Summer Party', The Biscuit Factory, Edinburgh. Group Show. July 2017.

 

'24', Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen. Group Show. May 2017. 

'Friends of the Royal Scottish Academy Annual School Exhibition', RSA, Edinburgh. 2013.

Professional Development

 

Member of Visual Arts Scotland. April 2020 - present.

Led a workshop for a Primary 4/5 class with Gray's Mobile Art School, volunteer. March 2020 - present.

 

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

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.

 

Scotland+Venice 2019 - Professional Development Programme Team Member with Cove Park. Month of June 2019 in Venice. 
 

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, Aberdeen - 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

'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.

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