Acme Studios — Catherine Sheedy

Supporting Artists since 1972

Catherine Sheedy

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) Residency

Catherine Sheedy makes contemporary jewellery, sculpture and installation works.

Catherine’s jewellery is made with the consideration that body of the wearer is integral to the works themselves, and her process-based practice often tests the furthest limits of the properties of a chosen material, playing intuitively with its components until shapes and themes are evoked. Catherine’s works explore myths, natural formations and familial histories.

Catherine has participated in several national and international exhibitions, residencies, experimental workshops and joined Le Labo, directed by Noel Guyomarc’h in 2010. Catherine has received numerous prizes and grants and also curated the retrospective exhibition of the École de joaillerie de Montréal 40 years of passion, creation and training, later presented at the Montreal Masters and Craftsmen Museum and the Materia Gallery from Quebec.

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ)

In 2008-2009, in partnership with Québec's Ministry of Culture and Communications and the Ministry of International Relations and the Francophonie, and on the recommendation of Arts Council England, Conseil des arts et des lettres (CALQ) approached Acme to establish the Québec Studio in London, thereby expanding the network of residencies offered abroad to Québec artists and writers. The residency provides two six month long residencies per year in Bow, E3 for artists who have at least 10 years' experience of professional practice. Applications and selection are undertaken directly by CALQ.

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