Acme Studios — #28 Helen Scott Lidgett 2023/24 announcement

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#28 Helen Scott Lidgett 2023/24 announcement

50 opportunities for 50 years

We are very pleased to announce Joseph Ijoyemi, MA Fine Art Central Saint Martins, and Anna Malicka, MA Art Academy of Latvia, as the recipients of the Helen Scott Lidgett Award 2023/24.

Joseph and Anna were selected from a shortlist of artists by a panel including artist Rosa-Johan Uddoh.

Joseph Ijoyemi is an Afro-Swedish contemporary artist living in London. He draws his inspiration from life experiences and conversations, so his work often contains a narrative.

Anna Malicka is a multimedia artist from Rīga, she creates textile work, drawings on paper and audio-visual content.

As part of the Acme Early Career Programme, the Helen Scott Lidgett Award is a partnership between Acme, Central Saint Martins (University of the Arts London), Art Academy of Latvia and the family of Helen Scott Lidgett.

This annual award was established in 2013 in memory of Helen Scott Lidgett. Helen was a student of Saint Martins School of Art and an energetic advocate for the arts, both in her working and private life, particularly as a Governor of University of the Arts London. Her legacy continues to support future artists through this significant award in her name for early career artists.

The award offers one graduating MA student of both Central Saint Martins (CSM) and Art Academy of Latvia (AAL) a shared studio, bursary, programme of support and the opportunity to exhibit with an Acme partner gallery.

Previous recipients include Ding Ruyi and Sabine Šnē (2022/23), Lisa-Marie Harris and Kristine Daukšte (2021/22) ,Marylyn Molisso (2018/19), James Tailor (2017/18), Kristaps Ancāns (2016/17), Hugo Brazão (2015/16) ,  Emma Corrall (2014/15), and Jamie Hosegood (2013/14),