LAUREN FERGUSON

Artist

Education

Graduate in Residence
Leith School of Art, Edinburgh. September 2020 - present.

 

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

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

Selected Exhibitions


Forthcoming:
2022       RSA New Contemporaries, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh. Selected Group Show.
2021       Graduate Showcase, 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. 


 

Professional Development

 

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.

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.

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

'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.

    For enquires, including commissions and purchasing artwork, please get in touch by the email address below or send a message on the contact page. Thank you.

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