Acme Studios — Laurence Harvey

Supporting Artists since 1972

Laurence Harvey

Fire Station Residency

Laurence Harvey is a British actor, artist and founding member of 15mm Films, a collective of disabled artists. Laurence has performed in and produced numerous films including: The Electricians (2003); The Staircase Miracles (2004), a co-production with the Serpentine Gallery, London; The Way Out (2008), a co-production with Beaconsfield Gallery, London; and Sex for the Disabled! (2009), a co-production with AND Festival, FACT and A Foundation, Liverpool.

Other exhibitions and performances include: Making (Not Making) It, ‘Cosmopolitan Stranger’, Hotel de Inmigrantes, Hasselt (2012); Alternative Biographies, Moby Dick and Unsung Artists: Stuart Sherman, Camden Arts Centre, London (2006); Hospital Shit & Wurst, Inner Spaces Festival, Poznan (2005); Kanal Plus, Old Brewery, Poznan (2005); Two Cooks Broth, OMSK art collective, Arcola Theatre, London (2001); The Costello Show, PUSH Festival, The Young Vic, London (2000), Little Big Man and The Infernal Triangle, ICA, London (1998).

Fire Station Residency 2001-2005

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. 2001-2005 residents were selected by Angela Kingston (curator), David Panton (Co founder of Acme), Damien Robinson (artist and administrator), and Lindsay Seers (artist).