Acme Studios — Mitchell Vowles

Supporting Artists since 1972

Mitchell Vowles

Jonathan Harvey Award

Mitchell Vowles’ work is drawn from life experience and is explored through a number of different mediums. The work is constructed intuitively around pre-existing objects and their inherent or subjective meaning, and its form plays with self-referentiality and ideas of psychology. The artist’s personal narrative is explored fundamentally, whilst observations of consumerism, subculture and class are examined as a way to understand ourselves of products of our unique localities.

Mitchell was selected for the 2018/19 Jonathan Harvey by artist Rafal Zajko, Chris Jermyn (Founder, the Tomart Foundation), Lea O’Loughlin (Head of Residencies & Awards, Acme) and Charlie Coffey (Residencies & Awards Programme Manager, Acme) from a shortlist of six BA graduate artists from Camberwell College of Arts, Chelsea College of Arts and Wimbledon College of Arts, University of the Arts London.

Mitchell presented It's Nothing New at Auto Italia with fellow early career programme artist Cora Seghal-Cuthbert an an informal discussion on youth subcultures as part of Art/Work Association peer exchange forum.

Jonathan Harvey Award

The Jonathan Harvey Award was a partnership between Acme, the Tomart Foundation and University of the Arts London between 2016-2019. Aiming to provide a bridge between art school and professional practice, the award included a generous bursary, rent-free studio space and mentoring programme. Recipients of Acme’s Early Career Awards Programme work from shared studios in order to encourage an environment of peer support and critical dialogue.