Acme Studios — Lizzie Hughes

Supporting Artists since 1972


Lizzie Hughes

Fire Station Residency
2005-2010

Lizzie Hughes studied at Coleg Menai, Bangor (Foundation, Art and Design, 1991–92) and Slade School of Fine Art, University College London (BA Hons Fine Art, Sculpture, 1993–97; MFA Sculpture, 2000–2002). Her multi-media practice has included installation, sound, text and video works. In 2012 she curated The Present is a Point Just Passed at The Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Greenwich University, UK.

Selected exhibitions and screenings include New Contemporaries 2001, Camden Arts Centre, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (2001); Toys II, Kagan Martos Gallery, New York (2001); ArtSheffield03, Workstation, Sheffield (2003); East End Academy, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2004); Rub Out The Word, Dumbo Arts Center, New York (2005); Arcade, Westbourne Studios, London (2006); VAD Festival Internacional de Video i Arts Digitals, Centre Cultural la Mercè, Girona (2007); Do Billboards Dream of Electric Screens?, Melbourne (touring screening, 2007); Planchette, Nettie Horn, London (2008); Slow Glass, Lisa Cooley, New York (2008);195 Miles, Project Space Leeds, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2009); Transfixed Motion/Transitory Still, Sheffield Institute of Arts (2009); Lizzie Hughes, Video Works, Broadway Media Centre, Nottingham (2010); Concrete Poetry, Hayward Gallery, London (2010) and Digitalis, Animate Projects, British Film Institute (2011).

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.