Acme Studios — Jonathon Baldock

Supporting Artists since 1972


Jonathon Baldock

Fire Station Residency
2010-2015

Influenced by the traditions of folklore and ritual, Jonathon Baldock utilises traditional home-craft methods such as embroidery and crochet and ceramics in amalgamation with perceptual tricks reminiscent of the surrealist tradition.

Jonathan studied at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton (BA Fine Art, Painting, 2000–2003) and Royal College of Art, London (MA, Painting, 2003–2005). He was a visiting lecturer at Nottingham Trent University and at Camberwell College of Art, University of the Arts London (BA, MA, Fine Art, 2009). Baldock has also taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2011) and currently teaches at Goldsmiths College, University of London (2012).

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.