Fire Station Residency
Maggie Hills was educated at the University of Edinburgh (MA Hons, Fine Art, 1987–92) and Edinburgh College of Art (MFA, Drawing and Painting, 1992–94). Her atmospheric landscapes incorporate sculpture and architecture in a commentary on historical representations of nature in painting.
Selected solo and group exhibitions include Maggie Hills: Used Paintings, Bill’s Junk, Houston, 2019, Alight, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 2019, History of Painting Revisited, The Function Room, London, 2015, and Autocatalyctic Future Games, no format, London, 2015. She was nominated for a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Visual Artists in 2008, and winner of the Visual Artist & Craft Maker Award, Creative Scotland in 2019.
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.