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SEEP at PEER - A showcase exhibition of four artists completing the Acme Graduate Programme

22.09.2017

Kristaps Ancāns, Josh Berry, Caroline Streck, Ruth Waters

Group show - 28 September to 10 October 2017

Open Wednesday to Saturday noon to 6pm

PEER
97 – 99 Hoxton Street, London, N1 6QL
Private view: 27 September 6-8pm

SEEP is a showcase exhibition which brings together four emerging artists as they come to the end of the Acme Graduate Programme, a year-long studio programme for recent graduates from a range of London art schools. Four of this year’s awardees, Kristaps Ancāns, Josh Berry, Caroline Streck and Ruth Waters have made new work to exhibit in the gallery spaces at PEER.

Focusing on the transition between college and professional practice, Acme aims to intervene in critical points in an artists’ careers. As part of Acme’s Residencies & Awards Programme, the Acme Graduate Programme provides recent graduates with a rent-free shared studio for one year, cash bursary, mentoring from visiting artists and curators, and the opportunity to work towards a public project or exhibition. The programme offers emerging artists the time, space, financial support and opportunities to build their practice beyond art school within a supportive network/shared community of peers. In 2016-17, the graduates received group mentoring and support from Haroon Mirza, Oreet Ashery, Patrick Goddard, Janice Kerbel, Chris Fite-Wassilak, Anna Colin, and Nikhil Vettukattil. The programme is generously supported by Jane Hamlyn, and the families of Adrian Carruthers and Helen Scott Lidgett.

Acme’s partnership with PEER provides the artists a rare opportunity to exhibit at an internationally renowned gallery and to benefit from the generosity and experience of director and curator Ingrid Swenson.

For more information about SEEP, please visit the PEER website - www.peeruk.org

Acme Fire Station Artist Open Studios

18.09.2017

Opening Night: Thursday 28 September, 6pm - 9pm

Friday 29 September 12pm–6pm / Saturday 30 September 12pm–6pm / Sunday 1 October 12pm–6pm

Acme Fire Station, 30 Gillender Street, Poplar, London, E14 6RH (Google Map)

Individual and collaborative exhibitions and events across the Acme Fire Station site featuring resident and invited artists as part of Art Licks Weekend 2017.

Acme's Fire Station was opened in 1997 to offer a five year work-live residency programme for artists and artist studios. The theme of ‘finding solutions’ has been implicit to all residency artists over its 20-year history, offering artists a unique, mid-term solution to give more time to their own work.

Artists from Programme 5 (2015-2020), join Art Licks Weekend to open the private Fire Station site, and a selection of residential studios; situating the artist’s individual and collaborative practices side by side, while highlighting the scope and rarity of a five-year residency. In addition, contemporary abstract artist Julie Umerle will be showing new paintings in her ground floor studio.

Half of the 12 work/live units will open to the public presenting artist-curated self-initiated group exhibitions in four strands: 'Commission and Commune', 'Love/Work', 'I like to fondle' and multi-performance event 'D!N DINS' - see Art Licks Weekend programme website for full list of resident and guest exhibiting artists.

www.artlicksweekend.com - www.acme.org.uk/residencies/firestationworklive

Resident Artists
Holly Antrum, Leah Capaldi, Lucy Clout, Samantha Donnelly, Alex Frost, Seth Guy, Rizwan Mirza, Richard Healy, Michelle Ussher, Neil Walsh, Lucy Woodhouse, Laura Yuile.

Curators
Curated and organised by Acme Fire Station Programme 5 artists.

Lucas Dupay selected for the Acme Graduate Programme: City & Guilds of London Art School Studio Award 2017-18

20.07.2017

Lucas Dupay has been selected for the Acme Graduate Award Programme: City & Guilds of London Art School Studio Award by a panel including artist and external selector Andrew Grassie.

As part of the Acme Graduate Award Programme, the award offers one final-year MA student from City & Guilds of London Art School a free studio for one year, a bursary, mentoring and the opportunity to work with a partner gallery towards an exhibition or public project. The award is funded by Acme and The Foyle Foundation, supported by City & Guilds of London Art School.

Speaking about Lucas’ degree show work, Andrew Grassie said “Lucas has shown beyond doubt that he has the commitment and maturity to make maximum use of this award. His work is full of well considered gestures and thoughtful decision making. It has been exciting to watch his practice develop and we hope this award will allow him to maintain his momentum and stretch out beyond the framework of the institution.”

He continued “This is such a thoughtful award, targeted at perhaps the most vulnerable point in an artist’s career, the year they leave art college.”

Since 1972, Acme has provided affordable homes, studio space, residencies and awards to fine artists. By providing the space, time, finance and opportunity we aim to promote the development of art and artists’ careers. Our aim is to intervene at critical moments in artistic careers in a manner which centres on meeting a defined need of the artist and thereby supports their professional progress.

Dominic Dispirito selected for the Adrian Carruthers Studio Award 2017-18

13.07.2017

Dominic Dispirito has been selected for the Adrian Carruthers Studio Award by a panel including artist and selector Peter Liversidge.

As part of the Acme Graduate Awards Programme, the award offers one final-year MA student from The Slade School of Fine Art a free studio for one year, a cash bursary, mentoring and the opportunity to work with a partner gallery towards an exhibition or public project.

Speaking about Dominic’s degree show work, Peter Liversidge said “Dominic makes work that is open and engaging on many levels. I was impressed by the installation and his total commitment to the work; he has developed, and is developing, a language which is totally his own. To keep working on the scale and ambition that he currently is, I am 100% sure he will take full advantage and make excellent use of the studio. I'm looking forward to seeing how Dominic and his work develops, and where he will be in 12 months’ time”.

Peter continued “The Adrian Carruthers Studio Award is vital as it gives time and space to an artist at possibly the most difficult stage of their career, the first 12 months post art college”.

Since 1972, Acme has provided affordable homes, studio space, residencies and awards to fine artists. By providing the space, time, finance and opportunity we aim to promote the development of art and artists’ careers. Our aim is to intervene at critical moments in artistic careers in a manner which centres on meeting a defined need of the artist and thereby supports their professional progress.

'Ring Cycle' by Hilary Powell - Friday 14 July

10.07.2017

Artist, filmmaker and gleaner, Hilary Powell has spent the last year exploring the landscapes and narratives of Purfleet as part of Acme's Stephen Cripps’ Studio Award. She is now preparing to present 'Ring Cycle' an audio visual symphony of greed and hope that transposes an epic cast of gods and mortals into this contemporary Thameside landscape.

The launch screening of 'Ring Cycle', with live score, takes place on Friday 14th July at 6.25pm at High House Production Park. It is presented as a prelude to the Big Screen relay of the opera Turandot organised by Royal Opera House Thurrock and the Backstage Centre. http://www.roh.org.uk/about/bp-big-screens/purfleet

From her studio in the midst of tanker docks and fenced-off storage depots, Powell has assembled a flotsam and jetsam sound studio of chalk, reeds and scrap metal. Drawing on the tradition of ‘foley’, the use of found materials to create sound effects for radio and TV, Powell takes this typically backstage art and presents it as a live performance. Collaborating with composer Kieron Maguire and involving local sound artists and singers from Thurrock - many of whom perform in the Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus - this live soundtrack recreates the swoosh of wind turbines and the cries of birds, bringing the film to vivid life. Follow this link for a glimpse of the rehearsal process - https://vimeo.com/224948391 

Manager, Property Management x 2

05.06.2017

Acme is looking for 2 x Manager, Property Management. One is a full-time, four day a week role, the other a full-time three day a week role.

Responsibilities will include regularly inspecting sites, testing facilities, responding to short term issues and planning long-term works, liaising with artists, freeholders and other authorities and procuring and managing contractors to assure our estate and services to artists.

For more information and how to apply visit Current Vacancies.

James Tailor selected for the Helen Scott Lidgett Studio Award 2017/18

25.05.2017

James Tailor has been selected for the Helen Scott Lidgett Studio Award by artist and external selector Alison Turnbull.

As part of the Acme Graduate Awards Programme, the award offers one final-year MA student from Central Saint Martins a free studio for one year, a cash bursary, mentoring and the opportunity to work with a partner gallery towards an exhibition or public project.

Speaking about James’ degree show work, Alison said, “James makes complex objects that combine painting and sculpture. Just as he is beginning to realise their potential to connect with the world beyond art school – beyond the studio – he is in the best position to take full advantage of having an Acme studio.”

This award is a partnership initiative between Acme Studios and Central Saint Martins. It is jointly funded by Acme and the Helen Scott Lidgett Fund.

Since 1972, Acme has provided affordable homes, studio space, residencies and awards to fine artists. By providing the space, time, finance and opportunity we aim to promote the development of art and artists’ careers. Our aim is to intervene at critical moments in artistic careers in a manner which centres on meeting a defined need of the artist and thereby supports their professional progress.

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