Acme Studios — Edward Colless

Supporting Artists since 1972

Edward Colless

Associate Artist Residency

Edward Colless is Head of Critical and Theoretical Studies at the Victorian College of the Arts at the University of Melbourne, where he has worked since 2001. He has been employed in several tertiary institutions as a lecturer in art and cultural history, aesthetics, cinema studies, and design with practical teaching in performance and painting. In addition to a steady output of writing (including art criticism, fiction and travel), he has also worked at various times as a professional theatre director, as a filmmaker, installation artist, and architectural assistant.

Edward has been features writer and associate editor of Australian Art Collector Magazine since its inauguration in 1997 and has worked as Melbourne art reviewer for The Australian newspaper. An anthology of his selected writing, The Error of My Ways, published in 1995, was nominated for the NSW Premier’s Prize for Literature and he has also been short-listed for the Pascall Prize for Criticism.

Associate Artist Residency

Acme's Associate Artist Residency allows artists to apply directly to Acme for shorter-term (up to three months) residency opportunities. These residencies are selected directly by Acme and tailored to suit the development and networking needs of international artists, allowing them to engage in research, develop relationships and focus on their work in a supported environment.

This residency has been supported by the Australia Council for the Arts