It Must Be Somewhere Here
Amber Brown is a Northumbrian photographer and printmaker. Her practice investigates the post-industrial landscape, ideas of Northernness and how archives can interact with the contemporary. ‘It Must Be Somewhere Here’ is a survey of the Northern coal-mining landscape. As the granddaughter of miners, it acts as geographical study and inquiry into ancestry. She records colliery remains and places of memorial. Former sites visually affected by chemical aftermath, exposed landfill materials and mine-water stained rocks. Through large-format photography and the photopolymer gravure, she creates works where time cannot be specified, where process is elongated as much as possible, commenting on manual labour, materiality and the ritual of returning home to walk in empty industrial lands where man once laid his hand.
Tayo Adekunle • Amber Brown • Louise Burns • Lucy Fradley • Aayushi Gupta • Anna Hunter • Serina Ma • Lottie Nadeau • Amy Witney Scholes •