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Kristina Aburrow

Kristina Aburrow
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Creating a visual language of the vernacular of the North East of Scotland. Researching the different factors of Culture and questioning its interaction with modern day Scotland. Physical interaction with materials, I enjoy creating work that means I actively participate with the material. This year has seen me push the capabilities of materials, and myself. Creating 1000 slip cast ceramic mussels with moulds made from real mussels, a physically demanding process, but thoroughly rewarding to see my midden grow.
I research the material I want to work with, I look for alternative techniques and ways of producing interesting results. With smoke firing, saggar firing, soft ground etching being just some of these methods where I push the material and incorporate nature into it. I bring nature into my processes as much as is possible, using found objects or materials, I believe this gives the work a relatable element.
Developing my work into the wilder, wider world and engaging with local practitioners, enthusiast and anyone else who wants to open a dialogue about Culture based arts.
Arbroath Murals Project - 2019- Ongoing
Funded by the Town Centre Fund, creating art throughout the town.

Grays School of Art 2016-2019
1st Hon. Degree Contemporary Art Practice

The Hideout – Arbroath June 2018- current day.
Creating and implementing a selection of events from a small studio in Arbroath. Working with local charities and groups eg. Breast feeding support and Reach Across – suicide outreach.

Hospitalfield – Arbroath. April 2019-Ongoing
Invigilation of Andy Holden Exhibition in a new satellite exhibition space in the town of Arbroath.
Lindsay Sears Exhibition. Invigilation and volunteer supervising.

The Libertie Project – Inverness. 2015-Present day
In this role I liaise with festival points of contact. Creating a guide for staff, constructing an activity that can be rolled out by a mixture of volunteers and staff.
I work with vulnerable adults and youths in a creative field, harnessing a variety of skills and needs – tailoring to the individual.

Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics – Inverness, Edinburgh, Poole, Stirling. 2007-2014
Assistant Manager Inverness and Edinburgh. 2007-2010
Product training, ordering stock, general management duties, accounts projections and management.
Shop refits in Manchester, Aberdeen and London.
Gift Design department in Poole.
Manager – Stirling. 2010-2014
I recruited, trained and gained the most successful new store opening of 2010 with +156% increase on target.
Maintaining the public presence of the store by running parties, training within the communities and establishing an educational program with local schools.

Exhibitions
SIM Rescidency, Reykjavik.
Remote Host: Shetland.
Gaada – Remote Host.
Pale Blue Dot – External exhibition.
Collection of Essences
  • Kristina Aburrow
  • Collection of Essences
  • Ceramics
Auchmithie
  • Kristina Aburrow
  • Auchmithie
  • Ceramics
Footdee
  • Kristina Aburrow
  • Footdee
  • Ceramics
Hilton of Cadboll
  • Kristina Aburrow
  • Hilton of Cadboll
  • Ceramics
Arbroath
  • Kristina Aburrow
  • Arbroath
  • Ceramics
Shetland
  • Kristina Aburrow
  • Shetland
  • Ceramics

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