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Matthew J Hunt at the Acme Project Space

26.08.2014

Dirty Pools is Matthew Hunt’s first solo exhibition in the UK. Coming at the end of his Associate Artist Residency as part of Acme Studios' International Residencies Programme, Hunt has produced a body of work that combines painting, photography and sculptural elements that explore the dynamics between subjective and cultural history. Delving into the past, using the process of painting as a conduit to remember personal and cultural histories, Dirty Pools collapses time and space.

29 August - 31 August 2014

1pm to 6pm Friday to Sunday

Private View: Friday 29 August, 6pm to 8pm

Cynthia Cruz receives second Goldsmiths MFA Studio Award

05.08.2014

Cynthia Cruz has been selected for the second Goldsmiths MFA Studio Award funded by Jane Hamlyn, Acme Studios and the ISA Charity.

Cynthia's practice involves painting and film and "draws on themes of tragedy, horror and the abject in imagery that is shared on the Internet". Cythnia receives a rent-free studio for a year as well as a bursary and bespoke mentoring programme.

Cynthia was selected by a panel including David Batchelor (external artist), Jonathan Harvey (Chief Executive, Acme Studios), Richard Noble (Goldsmiths) and Adriana Paice (ISA Charity).

Speaking about her award Cynthia explains, "Trying to make a living and making art is a difficult task. This award allows me to continue my practice, which requires a lot of space, because of my use of paints. After graduating it’s a relief to be able to focus on my art and not have to worry about money for a studio. I am so grateful for this opportunity, the best news on my degree show day!"

Cynthia begins her award in October 2014, along with Acme's other graduate studio awards which form part of our Residency and Awards Programme.

Milou van der Maaden receives 13th Adrian Carruthers Award

14.07.2014

Milou van der Maaden has been selected for the Adrian Carruthers Award 2014/15 by Heather Deedman (Senior Artists' Liaison Officer, Acme Studios), Caroline Achaintre (external artist) and Slade staff Ed Allington, Susan Collins, Lisa Milroy and Jayne Parker

The work in Milou’s Slade show investigated the relationship between identification, intimacy and the way in which the Dutch colonial violence in Indonesia is recollected and represented. Speaking about her award, Milou explains, "I'm very much looking forward to seeing the studio and of course eventually working in it!" Milou has also been selected for this year's Bloomberg New Contemporaries.

Founded in 2002, the Adrian Carruthers Award is Acme Studios' longest running studio award and is open to Final year MA students at Slade School of Art. The award has provided an excellent model for our subsequent graduate awards, which also provide a bursary, rent-free studio for one-year and professional input through mentoring and studio visits.

Aaron Wells selected for Chelsea Studio Award 2014/15

02.07.2014

Aaron Wells has been selected for the sixth annual Chelsea Studio Award. He was selected by Julia Lancaster (Acme Studios, Residency and Projects Manager), Fiona Haggerty (Acme Studios, Residency & Awards Officer) and Benedict Drew (selected artist).

Aaron says of his work, "My practice looks at the ways in which images and film relate to the experience of the real. Through selected observations, images are deconstructed with language, placing them in a tangible and humorous relationship with the viewer."

Aaron will receive a year-long rent-free studio as well as a bursary supported by the Chelsea Arts Club Trust. Speaking about the award Aaron says, "The value of having a studio after graduation and the community of artists and mentoring that come with that are indispensable to any practitioner and I look forward to making the most of the time I have there."

The Chelsea Studio Award is for Final year BA Fine Art students at Chelsea College of Art and Design and was established in 2009. It is one of a number of awards and initatives managed by Acme which aim to bridge the gap between graduation and establishing an art practice. More information can be found on the Residency and Awards section of our website.

Kate McMillan 'The Potters' Field'

02.07.2014

Australian Council for the Arts London Residency artist Kate McMillan exhibits The Potters' Field at the Acme Project Space from Friday 4 July. This exhibition uses film, photography, sculpture and sound to excavate the residue and ruins of place and memory.

During the private view, a series of vignettes will be performed by members of the London Improvisers Orchestra. These performances will be recorded and will provide the foundation for subsequent work. This process highlights the linkages between informing, creating and playing as new ideas evolve, incorporating them into the presentation of work. The exhibition will be accompanied by a small catalogue with text by Elizabeth Stanton.

4 July - 13 July

1pm to 6pm Thursday to Sunday

Private View: Thursday 3 July, 6pm to 8pm

Final weekend of Clare Price 'I Killed a Viper' and Robinson Road Open Studios

26.06.2014

Clare Price's exhibition 'I Killed a Viper' at the Acme Project Space closes this weekend. The show is open 1pm to 6pm, Thursday 26 June to Sunday 29 June.

At the same venue, artists are opening their studios as part of the Robinson Road Open Studios. The private view is 5pm to 8pm on Friday 27 June and the studios are open 11am to 6pm on Saturday 28 June. The following artists are taking part:

Monique Becker - Julia Budd - Mark Jeffreys - Sarah Kudirka - Elizabeth Pell - Catherine Purves - Antoine Robin - Mary Spence - Robin Thistlethwaite - Anthony Whishaw

Acme Project Space & Robinson Road Studios, 44 Bonner Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9JS

Sculpture-Performance: Acme Artists Now Part Three: Saturday 14 June 2014, 2pm-6pm

10.06.2014

Part Three of Sculpture-Performance: Acme Artists Now will take place at High House Production Park on 14 June between 2pm and 6pm. 

Bobby Baker - Julian Maynard Smith - Geraldine Pilgrim - Aaron Williamson

Events will happen at various locations across the Park. Visitors should meet at The Stephen Cripps' Studio, Studio 005, High House Artists' Studios, High House Production Park, Purfleet, Essex, RM19 1AS. No booking required.

For more information visit: http://www.thelivingstudio.uk.com/Sculpture-Performance-Acme-Artists-Now 

Sculpture-Performance: Acme Artists Now is a series of events exploring the interface between performance and sculpture, drawing on the work of artists who showed at The Acme Gallery (1976-1981).

Between March and June 2014, three events feature new work from artists who showed at The Acme Gallery or whose work was influenced by it. The curators and producers of this project, Aaron Williamson and Kate Mahony, also contribute new work along with other collaborators.

Aaron Williamson is the recipient of the Stephen Cripps' Studio Award at High House Artists' Studios. Sculpture-Performance complements Aaron's public work, The Living Studio, an ongoing piece which sees the studio as the work and Aaron as its operative, creating transient sculptural works through performative processes.

 

Emma Corrall selected for the second Helen Scott Lidgett Studio Award

30.05.2014

Emma Corrall has been selected for the second Helen Scott Lidgett Studio Award (2014-15). She will receive a rent-free studio for 12 months together with a bursary of £5,000, mentoring and the opportunity to exhibit at the Acme Project Space The award forms part of Acme Studios’ Residency & Awards Programme and Central Saint Martins’ new initiatives to support their Fine Art graduates.

Speaking about the award Emma said, 'It is an honour to be selected for the Helen Scott Lidgett Studio award. The award comprises the passion and enthusiasm of many talented individuals to continue the momentum of their love for a life fuelled by art. I am very grateful to be surrounded by such genuine support.'

The award is a partnership initiative between Acme Studios, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London and the Helen Scott Lidgett Trust. It is jointly funded by Acme and the Helen Scott Lidgett Trust.

Helen Scott Lidgett was Managing Director and Founding Partner of arts communications consultancy Brunswick Arts. She was a student at Saint Martin’s School of Art and was an energetic advocate for the arts eventually becoming a Governor of University of the Arts London. She died in 2012 but her legacy will continue to support future artists through this initiative.

Emma was selected by a panel comprising Julia Lancaster (Acme Studios), Prof Graham Ellard (Central Saint Martins), Charlie White (Helen’s son) and Lindsay Seers (external artist).

Julia Lancaster, Residency and Projects Manager for Acme Studios explains, 'It’s incredibly hard for the vast majority of fine art graduates to even think about continuing their practice beyond university, let alone being able to support themselves through their chosen field. If we can, at the very least, help them to start thinking about themselves as an ‘artist’ first and foremost, they will have a better chance of surviving in the professional world beyond university.'

This award aims to provide a bridge between art school and practice as a professional artist. The selected graduate, and all those who apply will, in addition have the opportunity of mentoring by members of the Brunswick committee.

The recipient of the first award, 2013-14, Jamie Hosegood will have his first solo show in London at the Acme Project Space, Bethnal Green, opening 23 October 2014.
 

Clare Price 'I Killed a Viper'

27.05.2014

I Killed a Viper is an exhibition of new paintings by the recipient of the 2013-14 Jessica Wilkes Award, Clare Price. Price will present a series of works at the Acme Project Space that explore ideas around the materiality of paint; its voluptuous, visceral, body-like character in relation to the inherently intangible nature of the digital.

Clare Price was selected for the Jessica Wilkes Award in March 2013. The award provides an artist with a free studio and grant to enable them to devote more of their time to their studio practice. The award, worth £10,000, is made to an artist selected from applications from current Acme studio tenants.

6 June to 29 June

1pm to 6pm Thursday to Sunday

Private View: Thursday 5 Jne, 6pm to 8pm

Applications open for Stephen Cripps' Studio Award 2014/15

23.05.2014

Applications are now open for the Stephen Cripps' Studio Award 2014-15.

Commencing 1 November 2014, this is the second of an initial programme of three one-year awards. Each award provides:

- a rent-free large ground-floor ‘production’ studio
- a £10,000 bursary
- £10,000 towards project realisation costs

To ensure that as many artists as possible in the UK are able to benefit from the award, the selected artist is also offered the option to rent a work/live space within the studio building during the award year.

The Stephen Cripps’ Studio Award is a major creative development opportunity for artists whose practice is based in sculpture which embraces elements of light, movement, machinery, sound or performance. It provides a resource and support structure from which artists can develop their practice and realise and present planned or new projects. The award forms part of Acme Studios’ Residency & Awards Programme.

The second award runs for one year from 1 November 2014 to 31 October 2015 followed immediately by the third award. The deadline for applications is 5.00pm Friday 4 July with interviews for short-listed artists on Tuesday 19 August.

For more information and to apply, visit:
http://www.acme.org.uk/residencies/stephencripps

The award, which is based at Acme’s new-build, purpose-designed studios at High House Production Park, Thurrock, not only celebrates the work of Stephen Cripps, an important ‘pyrotechnic sculptor’, but also helps promote the vision for the Park and the potential for creative collaboration between its partners: High House Production Park Ltd, the Royal Opera House, Creative & Cultural Skills and Acme Studios.

The Award is funded by Acme Studios, The Henry Moore Foundation, High House Production Park Ltd and Stephen Cripps’ family.

Sarah Duffy and Maaike Anne Stevens - 'DELVE'

25.04.2014

Sarah Duffy and Maaike Anne Stevens
DELVE
Curated by Sofia Akram, Jintaeg Jang, Hena Lee, Jane Scarth and Yingting Xie

9 May - 25 May 2014
1pm to 6pm Thursday to Sunday
Private View: Thursday 8 May, 6pm to 9pm

DELVE is an exhibition at the Acme Project Space that interrogates and rethinks the nature of artistic research. Approaching the exhibition as a process and focussing on the research-based practice of the artist and in turn the practice-based research of the curator, students from the RCA’s Curating Contemporary Art MA programme seek to address the discourse around this field.

What is unique about artistic research? Working intimately with two Acme residency artists, Sarah Duffy (Goldsmiths MFA Fine Art Studio Award) and Maaike Anne Stevens (Chadwell Award), the team of five curators have developed a methodological approach to this proposition. Developed through a series of conversations with the artists, the exhibition concept is based on three core principles of what research is and how it is conducted. DELVE looks at how the research process is enacted through making, through social interaction and through observation.

Considering it as part of the making process, both Duffy and Stevens will be presenting new works in DELVE, partially based on revisiting strands of research unrealised from previous projects. Duffy will be exhibiting elements of her ongoing project Come On In, bringing together research as diverse as ventriloquism, cave diving and Marilyn Monroe. Stevens will present new work drawn out of research undertaken in and about the city of Odessa, the basis for her recent solo show at the Acme Project Space entitled Black Sea.

A series of on-going negotiations with the artists and an experimental approach will culminate as part of the display at Acme Project Space. The team of curators consider what material and immaterial objects are observed by the artists to constitute their research. Generated through exchange between curators and artists, DELVE will display the resulting references and sources.

http://delve.rca.ac.uk

17 May, Part Two of Sculpture-Performance: Acme Artists Now

23.04.2014

Anne Bean  -  Steve Beresford & Alan Tomlinson  -  Brian Catling  -  Chana Dubinski  -  Tina Keane  -  Kate Mahony

 

Part Two of Sculpture-Performance: Acme Artists Now will take place at High House Production Park on Saturday 17 May between 2pm and 6pm.

Events will happen at various locations across the Park. Visitors should meet at The Stephen Cripps Studio, Studio 005, High House Artists' Studios, High House Production Park, Purfleet, Essex, RM19 1AS. No booking required.

For more information visit: http://www.thelivingstudio.uk.com/Sculpture-Performance-Acme-Artists-Now

Sculpture-Performance: Acme Artists Now is a series of events exploring the interface between performance and sculpture, drawing on the work of artists who showed at The Acme Gallery (1976-1981).

Between March and June 2014, three events will feature new work from artists who showed at The Acme Gallery or whose work was influenced by it. The curators and producers of this project, Aaron Williamson and Kate Mahony, will also contribute new work along with other collaborators.

Aaron Williamson is the recipient of the Stephen Cripps' Studio Award at High House Artists' Studios. Sculpture-Performance complements Aaron's public work, The Living Studio, an ongoing piece which sees the studio as the work and Aaron as its operative, creating transient sculptural works through performative processes.

High House Artists' Studios win RIBA East Awards

14.04.2014

High House Artists’ Studios was selected as one of 10 winners of the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) East Regional Awards at an awards celebration at Downing College, Cambridge on Thursday 10 April. Architects HAT Projects also won Emerging Architect of the Year and High House Production Park won Client of the Year for its role in development of the artists’ studios. The scheme will now be put forward to the RIBA National Awards in June.

The £1.8m new-build complex of 43 affordable studios and work/live units at High House Production Park in Thurrock opened in July 2013 and was developed by HAT Projects in close collaboration with operator Acme Studios. The design drew the aesthetic of the anonymous industrial buildings traditionally occupied by artists and built on Acme’s extensive research into the needs of artists. The aim was to make the spaces as functional and flexible as possible rather than making a self-consciously ‘creative’ building.

The project was funded by High House Production Park Ltd and Art Council England’s capital fund and was driven by the need for affordable space in the area. The RIBA judges were impressed by the “elegantly rational composition” of the building and the “extraordinarily economical scheme” which delivers high-quality workspace to rent from as little as £20 a week.

Acme Studios’ Chief Executive Jonathan Harvey said, “A great deal of passion and attention to detail was put into the development of High House Artists’ Studios. It was a challenge to create a high-quality, flexible building that was suitable for a wide range of fine artist practice and at the same time remain affordable to artists. It is a huge credit to HAT Projects that this was achieved with significant architectural merit which has been rightly recognised by the judges.”

Artist selected for inaugural Rita Harris Studio Award

01.04.2014

Duncan Pickstock has been selected for the inaugural Rita Harris Studio Award (2014-15). He will receive a grant of £10,000, which will cover his studio rent for one year with the balance paid as a bursary. Duncan will also be offered an exhibition at the Acme Project Space and the opportunity for studio visits by other artists and professionals.

The Rita Harris Studio Award commemorates the life and work of Rita Harris who died of cancer in May 2013. Rita was an artist and a master of T’ai Chi, which she taught for over 20 years. She was married to Jonathan Harvey, Acme’s Chief Executive and co-founder, and they had been together since 1978. She worked with Jonathan at The Acme Gallery (1976-1981) in Covent Garden.

The award is supported by Jonathan, Acme, friends and family and is made to an artist selected from applications from current Acme studio tenants. Duncan Pickstock was selected by a panel comprising Jonathan Harvey, Begonia Tamarit (animator and close friend of Rita) and Julia Lancaster (Residency & Projects Manager, Acme Studios).

Duncan’s practice is concerned with the process of painting, exploring the tension between the representational and the purely abstract. He had an Acme studio at Robinson Road in Bethnal Green for 18 years before moving to Acme’s new-build Matchmakers Wharf studios in Homerton in 2012. Duncan has exhibited internationally and at various spaces in London. His most recent painting show was part of The Open Sky Museum, Nantes, France last year. The two works exhibited are now part of the collection of Musée des Beaux Arts, Nantes.

Speaking about the award, Duncan said, “The award will give me time and security. To have the luxury of a sustained period of uninterrupted work, freed from the constant worry of having to find the rent each month will be incredibly beneficial.”

The Rita Harris award is made every other year and alternates with the Jessica Wilkes Award which has been enormously successful, making a significant difference to the life and work of each of the four recipient artists to date. Jessica and Rita were close friends, so it is especially appropriate that these two commemorative awards alternate as companions to each other; Rita’s award could not be based on a better model.

Hackney Residency artist David Murphy at PEER

20.03.2014

David Murphy - Certain Impacts
PEER (www.peeruk.org)

27 March to 17 May 2014
Opening Wednesday 26 March from 6 to 8pm

FREE gallery talk: Saturday 29 March 4pm Helen Pheby, Senior Curator at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, in conversation with David Murphy. Click here to reserve a place.

Hackney Studio Residency artist David Murphy will be showing recent drawings and sculpture at PEER from 27 March to 17 May. Certain Impacts is David’s first solo show in London and is a presentation of recent drawings and sculpture. These two elements of his practice are a parallel and complementary activity rather than a developmental progression of two-dimensional study to final realisation in three dimensions.

‘From architecture to anthropology, tool-making to trade routes, my practice takes up aspects of inherently human activity that begin with the hand.’ David Murphy

The work at PEER was produced while Murphy was the recipient of the Hackney Studio Residency from October 2012 – March 2014 based at Acme Studios’ new-build Matchmakers Wharf artists’ studios on the site of the Lesney Matchbox Toys Factory in Homerton. The 18-month residency included a large rent-free studio, £10,000 bursary and support and mentoring from the partners involved: Acme, PEER and Hackney Council’s Cultural Development Team. The residency was
first and foremost an opportunity for David to develop his studio practice, while also exploring the history of the site and the people associated with it.

Maaike Anne Stevens at the Acme Project Space

11.03.2014

Black Sea is an exhibition of new work by Maaike Anne Stevens at the Acme Project Space. Utilising moving image, text, print and sculptural forms, Maaike creates a friction between time and events, both real and supposed. The port city of Odessa, on the Black Sea acts as a point of enquiry for Maaike who has spent a period of time researching the rich synthesis of historical events and narratives that surround the sea and the city. The resulting work acts as an exploration of the transitional state between personal drives and appropriated behavioural patterns, set within a landscape marked by Facebook posts and age-old rocks.

21 March - 20 April

1pm to 6pm Thursday to Sunday

Private View: Thursday 20 March, 6pm to 8pm

Chadwell Award

Sculpture-Performance: Acme Artists Now

25.02.2014

Sculpture-Performance: Acme Artists Now is a series of events exploring the interface between performance and sculpture, drawing on the work of artists who showed at The Acme Gallery (1976-1981).

Between March and June 2014, four separate monthly events will feature new work from 10 artists who showed at The Acme Gallery or whose work was influenced by it. The curators and producers of this project, Aaron Williamson and Kate Mahony, will also contribute new work along with other collaborators.

Aaron Williamson is the recipient of the Stephen Cripps' Studio Award at High House Artists' Studios. Sculpture-Performance complements Aaron's public work, The Living Studio, an ongoing piece which sees the studio as the work and Aaron as its operative, creating transient sculptural works through performative processes. 

15 March
Alastair MacLennan - SAG (Single Action Group) Collective formed by Aaron Williamson. Featuring: Jack Catling, Jenna Finch, Kate Mahony, Jordan McKenzie, Simon Raven, Holly Slingsby, Lili Spain and Daniella Valz Gen

17 May
Anne Bean - Steve Beresford & Alan Tomlinson - Brian Catling - Chana Dubinski - Tina Keane - Kate Mahony

14 June
Bobby Baker - Julian Maynard Smith - Geraldine Pilgrim - Aaron Williamson

Each event will run from 2pm to 6pm in Studio 005, High House Artists' Studios, High House Production Park, Purfleet, Essex, RM19 1AS.
No booking required.

For more information visit: http://www.thelivingstudio.uk.com/Sculpture-Performance-Acme-Artists-Now
 

Acme Artists' Films at the Whitechapel

11.02.2014

Thursday 20 February

7pm - 9pm

Booking essential (Tickets: £8.50/£6.50 concessions)

The Whitechapel Gallery is hosting Acme Artists’ Films, a programme of screenings of work made by artist tenants of short-life housing managed by Acme between 1972 and 1982. Acme was pioneering in many ways, and not least for the way it supported artists working with experimental moving images, both through the provision of houses and studios and at the Acme Gallery in Covent Garden (1976-81). The special programme of rarely seen works will showcase titles in their original 16mm format by artists John du Cane, Gill Eatherley, Ron Haselden, Annabel Nicolson, Ken McMullen and William Raban.

For more information see: http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/shop/product/category_id/46/product_id/1868

The screening will be followed by a Q&A, featuring Jonathan Harvey, co-founder and chief executive of Acme Studios, Ken McMullen and William Raban.

 

Whitechapel Gallery

Supporting Artists: Acme's First Decade 1972 -1982

Pat Matthews Gallery (Gallery 4)

7 September 2013 - 23 February 2014

Sophie Jodoin at the Acme Project Space

11.02.2014

Current recipient of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) six-month London studio residency, Sophie Jodoin, will be exhibiting how permanent is permanent, a minimalist installation of works created and selected for the Acme Project Space

This new series of annotated found book pages, works on paper, photographs, and a large-scale charcoal and pastel drawing of an immense boulder, presents quiet investigations into time and stillness. The disparate elements cohere in an austere set of voices and an ambiguous visual narrative. Each work functions as a word pulled into a complex foreboding repository of loss and memories.

21 February - 2 March 2014

1pm to 6pm Thursday to Sunday

Private View: Thursday 20 February 6pm to 8pm

Acme International Residency Programme - Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ)

Royal visit to artists' studios

30.01.2014

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall toured Acme’s High House Artists’ Studios yesterday as part of a visit to High House Production Park in Purfleet. After talking with artists Anna Masters, Lata Upadhyaya, Sue Cooper and Heidi Cooper, Prince Charles and Camilla visited two artists at work in their studios. The royal party was met by Acme Residency and Awards Manager Julia Lancaster and Chief Executive Jonathan Harvey who gave a background to Acme Studios. Stephen Cripps’ Studio Award holder Aaron Williamson discussed his ‘Living Studio’ project while Philip Melling demonstrated how he works with metal to create his sculptures. The morning-long visit, led by Royal Opera House Chief Executive Alex Beard and HHPP Chief Executive Andrea Stark, also included a tour of the National Skills Academy’s Backstage Centre and the Royal Opera House’s Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Workshop.

Acme IRP Manager joins Res Artis Board

28.01.2014

Lea O’Loughlin, Acme Studios International Residencies Programme Manager, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Res Artis, the Worldwide Network of Artists residencies (www.resartis.org).

Res Artis is an association of over 480 centres, organisations and individuals in over 70 countries which promotes the role of residential art programmes as a vital part of the contemporary arts world.

Since 2008 Lea O'Loughlin has managed Acme Studios International Residencies Programme (Acme IRP), working with international artists and liaising with governments and foundations to maximise their investment in London cultural residencies. Acme IRP is committed to developing international partnerships and providing best practice residency experiences for artists in London.

Lea says of her appointment, “I am delighted by the opportunity to join the board at Res Artis and look forward to working with our member organisations. I hope to bring my experience of building strong and sustainable relationships between residency funders, visiting artists and a wide cross-section of communities into this international arena.”

Final few weeks of Acme Studios' show at the Whitechapel Gallery

27.01.2014

‘Supporting Artists: Acme’s First Decade 1972 -1982’ at the Pat Matthews Gallery (Gallery 4), Whitechapel Gallery, closes on 23 February. Featuring original documents and photographs from Acme’s archives, as well as material contributed by artists who had houses and studios at the time, the exhibition explores the history of Acme and the legendary Acme Gallery in Covent Garden (1976–1981).

‘Acme Artists’ Films’ is a retrospective programme of screenings by Acme artists showing important work made in the first 10 years of the organisation. The event on 20 February includes an artists’ Q&A and can be booked via the Whitechapel’s website: http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/shop/product/category_id/46/product_id/1868

To complement the exhibition, Acme commissioned have artist filmmaker William Raban to make an hour-long film which responds to Acme’s archive. ‘72-82’ combines archive material with interviews with artists who had houses or studios, or who presented work at the Acme Gallery. The film will be premiered in October 2014.

Following the end of the Whitechapel exhibition, the archive will return to Acme where it will be available to view by appointment. We are currently digitising parts of the archive to make it a permanent, accessible resource. For more information, contact Jack Fortescue, Communications Officer jack@acme.org.uk

Acme and Central St Martins' KTP research published

16.01.2014

A paper on a two-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between Acme Studios and Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design has been published in the International Journal of Arts in Society. ‘The Form and Function of the Artist Studio’, written by KTP Associate Dr Arantxa Echarte, outlines in detail the nature of the research project and its outcomes which benefit both Acme and Central Saint Martins. As Arantxa concludes: “This research has provided Acme with a better and more in-depth understanding of their beneficiaries’ needs, and this will ensure that it continues to provide and manage studios that meet the changing needs of artists at affordable prices.”

‘The Form and Function of the Artist Studio’ is available in print or online at: http://ijaspc.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.233/prod.29

A publication presenting the work and outcomes of the KTP research and development project will be launched at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in October. This will include material collected as part of the project’s research methodology – interviews with artists, and an extensive photographic essay of artists’ studios by Hugo Glendinning – and feature the development of new-build studios at High House Production Park, Purfleet, Essex, designed by HAT Projects, which was directly informed by a detailed brief resulting from the KTP. The publication will also present examples of ongoing collaborative projects between the partners which begin to address the needs of recent graduates, including the Associate Studio Programme at Acme’s studios at The Glassyard Building in Stockwell, London SW9.

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