Acme Studios — Alun Leach-Jones

Supporting Artists since 1972

Alun Leach-Jones

Australia Council for the Arts Residency

Alun Leach-Jones was a British-born Australian artist. He worked across paintings, screen prints, drawings and sculptures, and is best remembered for his distinctive hard-edge paintings which saw him associated with ‘The New Abstraction’ in Australian art from the very outset of his career. Alun was also a significant teacher and mentor to Australian artists. He taught at Prahran College of Fine Arts and the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne and for almost two decades between 1978 and 1997 he lectured at the UNSW College of Fine Arts.

Alun had more than 80 solo shows during a career that spanned 50 years. His work is held in significant collections internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the British Museum in London as well as the National Gallery of Australia.

Australia Council for the Arts

Since 1992, the Australia Council for the Arts has partnered with Acme to provide London work/live residency opportunities for Australian visual artists. These residencies are located at Acme's Fire Station in Poplar, E14. Application and selection is undertaken directly by the Australia Council for the Arts.

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