Fire Station Residency
Briony Anderson received her MA, Fine Art (Hons, First Class) from Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh (2000–2005). She has received several awards including the Barnson Bequest Award, University of Edinburgh (2004); the Peacock/Royal Scottish Academy Moving Image Award (2005); an Andrew Grant Bequest Bursary, Edinburgh College of Art (2005); The Mabel Mackinlay Award, Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts (2006) and the RSA Guthrie Award for Painting, Royal Scottish Academy (2011).
Briony’s work has been the subject of several solo exhibitions, including Dances for Landseer, Limousine Bull, Aberdeen (2006); Two, AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent (2007); The Melancholy Thistle and Other Works, Aberdeen Art Gallery (2008); Studies for Raeburn, The Royal Society of Edinburgh/Edinburgh Art Festival (2009) and Briony Anderson, Meredith Gunderson Projects, Piccadilly Arcade no.4, London (2010).
Fire Station Residency 2010-2015
Acme's residency at the Fire Station is one of the most directly supportive schemes for artists in the United Kingdom, providing combined studio and living space at low rents, as well as a half rent residency for a deaf or disabled artist. This five year fixed-term residency scheme is intended to allow artists more time to concentrate on the development of their work and professional careers, and less time working to survive. 2010-2015 artists were selected by artist and educator Cath Hawes, artist Gayle Chong Kwan, and Acme's founder and former Chief Executive Jonathan Harvey.