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The Acme Project Space ran from June 2009 to December 2015. It provided an opportunity for those artists who are part of our Residency & Awards Programme and our International Residencies Programme with a public space within which to develop projects, show new work and engage in a critical dialogue with a wider audience.

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Marianna Simnett

‘Marianna Simnett’ 5.9.2014 - 21.9.2014

 
'Noses Off' by Marianna Simnett. Image Marianna Simnett (2014)
'Noses Off' by Marianna Simnett. Image Marianna Simnett (2014)
Private View of Marianna Simnett at the Acme Project Space. Image: Fiona Haggerty (2014)
Private View of Marianna Simnett at the Acme Project Space. Image: Fiona Haggerty (2014)
'Ryan's Hymen' by Marianna Simnett. Image: Marianna Simnett (2014)
Private View of Marianna Simnett at the Acme Project Space. Image: Fiona Haggerty (2014)
 
 

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Thursday to Sunday 1pm to 6pm

Private View: Thursday 4 September, 6pm to 8pm

 

Marianna Simnett at the Acme Project Space, the artist’s first solo exhibition, is the culmination of the year-long Adrian Carruthers Studio Award. The exhibition presents a selection of Simnett’s most recent work, through which the artist explores themes of sexuality, innocence, corruption and martyrdom.

The centrepiece of the exhibition is 'The Udder', a short film commissioned as part of the Jerwood/Film and Video Umbrella Awards 2014. Contextualising this film within a wider practice are 'Noses Off', a series of graphite drawings of disembodied noses, and 'Ryan’s Hymen', a pencil drawing on MDF board depicting a piece of jewellery given to the artist by her first boyfriend.

Words by Patrick Langley 

 

Established in 2002 for artists graduating from The Slade School of Art, the Adrian Carruthers Award provides a free studio for a year, plus a bursary of £6,000. The award was created in memory of the artist Adrian Carruthers, who died in October 2001 at the age of 40.

 
 

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