Acme Studios — Louisa Fairclough

Supporting Artists since 1972

Louisa Fairclough

Sugarhouse Work/Live Residency Programme

Louisa Fairclough is a Bristol-based artist, whose work takes the form of film loops, performances, field recordings and drawings. She is also the co-founder of BEEF (Bristol Experimental & Expanded Film), a film and sound collective to support and nurture experimental practice in the region.

In 2017, Louisa had a solo show A Song Cycle for the Ruins of a Psychiatric Unit at Danielle Arnaud in London. That same year, her new composition (devised with the composer Richard Glover) VOICE IMAGES was performed over three hours by the Dieci Choir at Swiss Church, Covent Garden. Louisa and Richard also presented two new compositions for Voice and Tape Loop performed by Samuel Middleton and George McKenzie as part of BEEF’s programe at the Brunswick Club in Bristol.

In 2015, Louisa was artist-in-residence at Metal in Southend working on field recordings and drawings which were shown at Estuary Festival in September 2016. She has exhibited at Apiary Studios, London (2016); Penarth Pier Pavilion (2016); Beaney Museum, Canterbury (2016); the Whistable Biennale (2014); and Camden Art Centre (2013). Her drawings have been acquired by public and private collections with two drawings selected for Jerwood Drawing Prize (2011).

Sugarhouse Work/Live Residency Programme
Based on the model of the Fire Station programme, the Sugarhouse Work/Live Residency Programme was designed in response to the lack of affordable space in London for artists to work and live in. The project was developed in partnership with Solon Co-operative Housing Services and the Boss Group and received funding from the Housing Corporation and Stratford Development Partnership.