Acme, supporting artists since 1972

The Acme Gallery


From 1976 to 1981, The Acme Gallery was located in Shelton Street in Covent Garden. Although we no longer manage a physical gallery space, Acme continues to work with artists by commissioning original artwork to celebrate and mark important events or anniversaries. In keeping with our arms-length principle, the brief is always loose and led by the artist's ideas and responses. This approach has led to a rich variety of work including digital, sound, film, photography and sculpture.

Our relationship with artists is founded on the principle of arms-length support that trusts artists to make best use of our investment in their creative risk-taking. By supporting artists at the level of research and development we underpin the other public-facing areas of the contemporary visual arts ecology.



Artist Lindsay Seers in a still from 'Firestation' by William Raban (2000)

Artist Lindsay Seers in a still from 'Firestation' by William Raban (2000)

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  • 44 Copperfield Road
  • London
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National Housing Federation member | NFASP member | Supported using public funding by Arts Council England

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.