Acme Studios — Artists selected for Acme's Fire Station Residency 2020–2025

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Artists selected for Acme's Fire Station Residency 2020–2025

28 May 2020

We are proud to announce the eight artists selected for Acme’s 2020–2025 Fire Station Residency:

Charlie Duck, Sarah Duffy, Matthew Humphreys, Evan Ifekoya, Harminder Judge, Marianne Keating, Paul Maheke, and Benito Mayor Vallejo and Zadie Xa

Acme’s Fire Station is the home of London’s longest running work/live programme for artists, housing exceptional individuals from all over the world since 1997.

One of the most directly supportive opportunities for artists in the United Kingdom, the five year residency allows artists more time to concentrate on the development of their work, and less time working to survive.

Open to those who have been making work for at least five years or more, it provides secure, practical work/live studio accommodation alongside a programme of support and professional development.

This unique programme equally considers artistic excellence alongside financial and practical need, and the selection panel included Anthea Hamilton, artist and current Acme work/live studio resident, and Judith Carlton, Director of Southwark Park Galleries.

The Fire Station Residency has, since the 90s, stood against the increasing precarity of artists living and practice in working in London. I was happy to be invited to join the panel having seen so many of my friends and peers having to leave the city in order for their practice to continue.

I’m very pleased to say that we have brought together an exceptionally talented and diverse community of artists of all disciplines who we believe will use this rare opportunity of five years’ living and studio stability to make a truly significant step change in their careers and lives as a whole.” – Judith Carlton

The Fire Station is also home to Acme’s shorter-term partnership residencies and will host mid career artists from Australia, Malaysia, Russia and Switzerland for between three and six months. Whilst non-prescriptive, these residencies encourage peer-to-peer exchange and programme opportunities from which the Fire Station artist community can benefit from as a whole.

For further information please contact:
Lea O’Loughlin
[email protected]

+44 (0)20 8981 6811