Fire Station Residency
Dan Coopey's practice dissects the mechanisms of production and display, often elevating secondary or background characteristics of an image, an environment or an everyday object, to the foreground. This manipulation and deconstruction of visual hierarchies seeks to reveal the values attributed to imagery through the framing and support structures inherent in various modes of circulation including print, television, the web and the white cube.
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.