Acme Studios — David Osbaldeston

Supporting Artists since 1972


David Osbaldeston

Fire Station Residency
2010-2015

David Osbaldeston is an artist based in Manchester, UK and his currently Reader in Fine Art at Manchester Metropolitan University.

David works with combined forms of media to produce works and installations which are often triggered by the manipulation of printed matter as both psychological instrument and material substance. His observations on human behaviour are often reorganised into idiosyncratic systems to realise a parallel logic within the work.

He undertook his studies at the Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam as well as Manchester, and Sheffield. His work has been exhibited in solo representations at various institutions in the UK and elsewhere. In recent years he has worked with Matt's Gallery, London who represent him, the Institute of Contemporary Arts, and Collective Gallery, Edinburgh.

His works are in a number of private and public collections including the Tate collection, The British Council, Contemporary Art Society, and the Whitworth Art Gallery.

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.