Acme Project Space
44 Bonner Road
T 020 8981 6811
F 020 8983 0567
Acme Project Space is located in the heart of East London's gallery district, around the corner from The Approach and a short walk from Vyner Street. The venue is well served by public transport (see map on right):
- Underground - Bethnal Green (Central Line)
- Train - Cambridge Heath
- Bus - D3 & 309
- Car - On street pay and display parking (unrestricted at weekends)
The Acme Project Space provides 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.
The programme of projects and exhibitions is developed in collaboration with those individual artists, who have already been through a selection process and aims to highlight the benefit artists gain from this support. The Acme Project Space therefore, is not currently able to accept unsolicited exhibition proposals from other artists.
Access and facilities
There is level and ramped access throughout the Acme Project Space. All printed material is available in a range of formats, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 8981 6811 for further information. There are no public toilet facilities on site.
‘Jeopardy’ 5.12.2013 - 8.12.2013
Thursdays to Sunday, 1pm to 6pm
Private view: Thursday 5 December 2013, 6pm to 8pm
New work created during Acme IRP's Associate Artist Programme.
With an encyclopedic approach, Virginia Bradley explores imagery found at the Zoological Society of London library in this new body of mixed media painting. Imagery ranging from the menagerie at the Tower of London paired with Anne Boleyn and Jane Grey; to contemporary imagery of the Okapi addressing endangered species, emerge in these layered works.
Imagery is printed, drawn and sanded, paint is poured, surfaces are waxed and carved to form hide like tapestries on khadi paper and birch panel.
Bradley has long-standing interest in colonial natural history imagery and is intrigued by the instinct or ‘sixth sense’ that animals possess, as well as their primordial sense of purity and beauty. An animal’s innate instinct for survival correlates to the intuitive process that is active in her painting. The final textural paintings question the history, origin, meaning and authenticity of the image. Ultimately, she wants the visual work to offer alternative perceptions to certainty – past, present and the desires of humans.
Virginia Bradley resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She is a Professor of Art at the University of Delaware where she teaches painting and drawing. In 2013 she was the inaugural Artist in Residence at the Zoological Society of London in Regents Park and is currently undertaking an Associate Artist Residency as part of Acme Studios IRP in London, UK.
Bradley has been the recipient of several fellowships, including a McKnight Foundation Fellowship in Painting, Arts Midwest NEA Fellowship for Painting and two Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowships in Painting and Drawing. She has also completed several Percent for Art Commissions for the Minnesota State Arts Board. Bradley has also been a fellow at Yaddo, Sanskriti Kendra (New Delhi, India), Fundacion Valparaiso (Mojcar,Spain), Ragdale and the Virginia Center of Creative Arts. Bradley's work has been exhibited widely, venues include; Blue Star Center for the Arts, Hoyt Institute of Art, Freedman Gallery (Albright College), Abington Art Center, The Minneapolis Institutes of Arts, The Soap Factory and the Florence Biennale.
- Virginia Bradley — “Jeopardy” (5 Dec 2013)
- Various — “Postcard From My Studio” (4 Oct 2013)
- Ninna Bohn Pedersen — “Perforations” (19 Sep 2013)
- Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky — “Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky” (1 Aug 2013)
- Mathieu Beauséjour — “To Be Governed” (12 Jul 2013)
- Ben Cove — “Vernacular Hangover” (7 Jun 2013)
- Ninna Bohn Pedersen, Rafał Zajko and guests — “Adjacent Practice Colliding Daily” (8 May 2013)
- Peter Burgess — “Bryant and May . . . and” (28 Mar 2013)
- Tiffany Parbs and Greg Fullerton — “Gloss” (14 Feb 2013)
- Craig Leonard — “Finesse” (7 Feb 2013)
- Roger Kite — “Pathways” (17 Nov 2012)
- Joss Cole — “What's Outside the Window?” (25 Oct 2012)
- Luke McCreadie — “Blob-content” (5 Oct 2012)
- Kate Atkin — “Like A Stone” (6 Sep 2012)
- Anna Moderato — “In Use” (22 Jun 2012)
- George Charman — “Once Again And Always New” (5 May 2012)
- Vishwa Shroff — “One eye! Two eyes! Three eyes!” (1 Mar 2012)
- Helen Johnson — “Dead Metaphor” (26 Jan 2012)
- Andro Semeiko — “Lily of Blythenhale” (11 Nov 2011)
- Rose Davey and Sarah Poots — “Rose Davey and Sarah Poots” (8 Oct 2011)
- Hagen Betzweiser & Sue Corke — “101 Harmless Scientific Experiments To Try At Home” (11 Aug 2011)
- Tom Polo — “Disappointed with many people and things” (7 Jul 2011)
- Briony Anderson / Paul McGee, George Charman, Amy Gee, Adam Knight, Haroon Mirza, Emma Smith, K. Yoland — “Sum Parts” (10 Jun 2011)
- Nedregard & Hillary — “Entrances” (6 May 2011)
- Jan Hendrickse — “Transient” (31 Mar 2011)
- Chantal Faust and Paul Knight — “I'll sit slightly behind you” (3 Mar 2011)
- Gemma Anderson — “Portraits: Patients and Psychiatrists” (12 Nov 2010)
- Stephanie Kingston — “Sydney Road” (7 Oct 2010)
- Janne Malmros — “Black-veined White” (3 Sep 2010)
- David Blandy, Harold Offeh and Jan Hendrickse — “Contort Yourself” (4 Jun 2010)
- Michelle Ussher — “An Elaborate Fiction” (21 May 2010)
- Christian Quesnel — “Hearts of Clay (Coeurs d'Argile)” (4 Dec 2009)
- Margarida Gouveia, Tina Isabella Hild & Martin Karlsson — “Chance Meeting on a Drawing Table of a Zebra and a Meteorite” (2 Oct 2009)
- Revati Mann — “Re :ri: rm: hm: ha: h:i ho: hum:” (11 Sep 2009)
- Howard Dyke — “Dance of the Techno Polar Bear” (5 Jun 2009)