Acme Studios — Jack Southern

Supporting Artists since 1972


Jack Southern

Fire Station Residency
2005-2010

Jack Southern was educated at Falmouth College of Art (BA Hons, Fine Art, 1998–2001), Slade School of Fine Art, University College London (MA, Fine Art 2001–2003) and Cornwall College (Post Graduate Certificate, Education, 2007). He has lectured in Creative Media and Fine Art at Westminster Kingsway College, Enfield College, Slade School of Fine Art and University College Falmouth (2006–2009). He is currently Senior Lecturer at University of Gloucestershire.

Exhibitions include Critical Curtain, Bloomsbury Theatre, London (2003); Monitor, Lot6, Bristol and Media Arts Bath (2005); Culture Bound, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London (2005); Kaleidoscope, Gasworks, London (2006); Visions in the Nunnery, The Nunnery, London (2007); Interchange, Liverpool Biennial (2008) and Emergency 4, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth (2010).

Fire Station Residency 2005-2010

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. 2005-2010 residents were selected by former Acme co-director Jonathan Harvey, arts consultant Tessa Jackson and artists Hayley Newman, Erika Tan and Julie Umerle.