Education

 

BA Fine Art (Hons) 1st class

Liverpool Hope University

2015 - 2018

MA Filmmaking: Screen Documentary

Goldsmiths College

2020 - 2021

Selected Exhibitions & Screenings

 

Screening 12

NOW-INSTANT LA

October 2020 - November 2020

Afro Hair Rituals

BBC 4

March 2020

Illustrate Animate Illuminate 

Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool

January - February 2020

Afro Hair Rituals Showing w/ PUSH Festival

HOME Manchester

January 2020

 

The Screen, Group Exhibition

Winchester School of Art

November - December 2019

 

39 (Solo Show)

OUTPUT Gallery, Liverpool

June 2019

 

ROOT-ed Zine: Black History, Movement and Hair

Tate Exchange Liverpool

October 2018

 

The World Transformed Festival

Baltic Cinema, Liverpool

September 2018

 

We got the sauce w/ Brown Sugar Movement

Drummer boy studios, London

August 2018

 

Fine Art Degree Show

Liverpool Hope University

May 2018

 

ID Exhibition 

Cornerstone Gallery, Liverpool

April 2017

 

Blank Space

Old Truman Brewery, Shoreditch

July 2016

Residencies

Remote Resideny

METAL

June 2020 - Present

 

Editor in residence

Bluecoat

November 2019

 

Production residency

FACT

June 2018 - October 2018

Talks & Workshops

​Scene Q&A

BFI Film Academy

September 2020

 

Zine Not Heard

Blaze Arts x ROOT-ed Zine

September 2020

 

Act 1: Ira – Curiosity and Creative Language

INIVA/Manchester Art Gallery

May 2020

 

Stop Motion School Workshops

Grundy Art Gallery

January - February 2020

Panel Discussion w/Lubaina Himid 

Black Women Artists Symposium at UcLan, Preston

January 2020

In Conversation w/Travis Alabanza & Homotopia

International Slavery Museum, Liverpool

November 2019

Black History Art Tour

Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight

October 2019

Black History Art Tour

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

August 2019

Glossary Review Workshop w/Jade Montserrat

Humber Street Gallery, Hull

August 2019

In Conversation w/Michelle Williams Gamaker

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

July 2019

Work Experience Workshops

International Slavery Museum, Liverpool

July 2019

The Watermelon Woman Screening & Discussion

Spirit of Liverpool, Toxteth TV

May 2019

 

Light Night Zine Making Workshop 

FACT, Liverpool

May 2019

Press Room w/Ciara Phillips

The Human Library, Crosby

March 2019

Glossary Review Workshop w/Jade Montserrat

Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool

February 2019

ROOT-ed Zine Group Crit Workshop

International Slavery Museum, Liverpool

December 2018

Graduate Artists in Conversation

Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool

September 2018

 

Commissions

 

Black With A Capital B

20 Stories High

June 2020

100 Years of Justice 

Majistrates Association

Ongoing

 

Still (Photography Series)

RISE, Culture Liverpool

May 2020

Thank You (Illustration)

Collective Encounters

May 2020

Virtual Postcards

Grundy Art Gallery

May 2020

Work Experience

Co-Founder

ROOT-ed Zine

November 2017 - present

Black With A Capital B Brand Design

20 Stories High

June 2020

Digital Community Organiser

Labour Party

January 2019 - June 2020 

Videos for Slavery Remembrance Day Map

International Slavery Museum

August 2020

Black Artist Grant Selectors 

Creative Debuts

June 2020 - August 2020

The Burea of Investigative Journalism

Change the Story 

March 2020 - May 2020

BTS Photographer

Warner Music + Levi's Music Project 

November 2018

 

Videographer and Photographer

iWoman Academy

October 2018 - December 2018

Videographer and Photographer

Shaping Futures

April 2018- August 2018

Videographer 

20 Stories High

October 2017

 

Intern

Hurricane Films

July 2017 - October 2017

Art Volunteer

Father's Heart Ranch, California

June 2016

 

Student Ambassador

Cass Art 

September 2015 - July 2016

 

Press

Culture Liverpool https://www.cultureliverpool.co.uk/amber-akaunu-still/

METAL http://www.metalculture.com/artists-area/amber-akaunu/

BBC https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/26yswt0XMDsXKZgT051PpX1/my-lips-belong-to-no-one-celebrating-the-next-generation-of-female-filmmakers-on-international-womens-day

Liverpool Hope University https://www.hope.ac.uk/news/allnews/bbc-four-showcases-alumnas-film-short--afro-hair-rituals.html

Bido Litohttps://www.bidolito.co.uk/feature-afro-hair-rituals-2020/

TBIJ https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/blog/2020-03-09/why-bureau-local-wants-to-change-the-story

UCLAN https://www.uclan.ac.uk/news/uclan-hosts-major-celebration-of-black-womens-art-in-britain.php

OUTPUT Gallery http://outputgallery.com/EXHIBITIONS/AMBER%20AKAUNU/

Chapel Arts Studios http://www.chapelartsstudios.co.uk/laboratoryofdissent2019/?page_id=388

Shrinking Space | http://www.shrinkingspace.com/projects#/picton-poets/

Adobehttps://theblog.adobe.com/artists-from-around-the-world-are-creating-in-the-name-of-progress/

Bido Lito https://www.bidolito.co.uk/feature-root-ed-zine/ 

GIT | http://www.getintothis.co.uk/2018/10/wrapped-up-in-books-5-nanowrimo-anton-newcombe-rooted-cath-barton-veronica-falls/

Liverpool Hope University | https://www.hope.ac.uk/news/allnews/new-magazine-published-by-fine-art-students.html

Bluecoat | http://www.thebluecoat.org.uk/events/view/events/3892

Tate | https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-liverpool/tate-exchange/workshop/root-ed-zine-hair-black-history-and-movement

Liverpool Express | https://liverpoolexpress.co.uk/black-flowers-blossom/

BBC Merseysidehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMRQ4ScEqJE