Acme, supporting artists since 1972
Archive

Archive

Throughout Acme's history, there has been a consistent commitment to documenting its work – the houses, the studios, and other projects, and many of the more than 7,000 artists which the organisation has helped. The result is a unique and extensive collection of images and publications charting the development of Acme, of artists’ practice, as well as the changing face of East London. Many of the photographs were specially commissioned from artist photographers including Hugo Glendinning, John Riddy and Edward Woodman.

The archive is now accessible to researchers and others with an interest in Acme, East London, and of how artists make a vital contribution to the process of regeneration. 

The archive can be accessed by appointment only. For further information, please contact:

Arantxa Echarte, Senior Research & Development Officer
Acme Studios
44 Copperfield Road,
Bow, London, E3 4RR
T 020 8981 6811
E mail@acme.org.uk 

Martin Creed in his Work/Live unit at the Fire Station, Programme 1 (1997 - 2001). Photo: Hugo Glendinning (1999)

Martin Creed in his Work/Live unit at the Fire Station, Programme 1 (1997 - 2001). Photo: Hugo Glendinning (1999)

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Between 1996 and 2012 Acme received £3.2m of capital funding from Arts Council England which supported the creation of six permanent affordable studios in London: Copperfield Road, Fire Station, Galleria, Harrow Road, Leven Road and Matchmakers Wharf. This resulted in 186 studios and 12 work/live units in four London boroughs.