Acme Studios — Emma Smith

Supporting Artists since 1972

Emma Smith

Fire Station Residency

Emma Smith has a socially-focused participatory practice which explores human relationship to place. Her site-specific work often manifests itself in the form of an event, activity or game. Working through interdisciplinary collaborations Smith constructs ephemeral moments that are both particular to and for the people who experience them at the time.

Previous exhibitions and performances include Tate Modern, Barbican, Whitechapel, Bluecoat, Whitworth, ICA and Arnolfini with international projects across the globe.

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.