Acme Studios — Jonnie Dady

Supporting Artists since 1972

Jonnie Dady

Australia Council for the Arts Residency

Johnnie Dady was born in England and has trained in both the UK and Australia, primarily in sculpture. Johnnie's practice is deeply concerned with the poetry of the making event. His particular interest in drawing eventually led to work in both 3-D and 2-D, using hybridising strategies to explore drawing as ‘object’ in space. He has explored the possibilities of working at architectural scale, seeking to mutate the design process by realising ‘propositional drawings’ in real space at actual scale; the proposition becoming the real.

Johnnie has worked on projects in both visual art and design through the University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia, Flinders University and Monash University. Since 1983 he has had fifteen solo exhibitions, numerous group exhibitions and has developed performances, site specific projects and collaborative works. Dady has received Art Direction and Production Design awards in Film and has undertaken major public sculpture and design commissions.

Australia Council for the Arts

Since 1992, the Australia Council for the Arts has partnered with Acme to provide London work/live residency opportunities for Australian visual artists. These residencies are located at Acme's Fire Station in Poplar, E14. Application and selection is undertaken directly by the Australia Council for the Arts.

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