Acme Studios — Rebecca Cummins

Supporting Artists since 1972

Rebecca Cummins

Australia Council for the Arts Residency

Rebecca Cumins is an Australian artist. Her work explores the sculptural, experiential and sometimes humorous possibilities of light and natural phenomena, often referencing the history of optics. Rebecca’s installations have included a machine for making rainbows, a photographic rifle, paranoid dinner-table devices and a variety of sculptural and photographic approaches to marking time. She is active in public art and cross-disciplinary collaborations with artists, scientists and community partners. Recent investigations explore imaging in contemporary life sciences.

Rebecca has exhibited widely in the U.S., China, Australia and Europe; venues include the 2006 Shanghai Biennial, Shanghai Museum; The Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA, Helsinki, Finland (2004); and the 2008 Biennial of Seville, Spain. Public commissions include the Skylight Aperture Dial, for the Office of Arts & Culture, City of Seattle & the Seattle Public Library, Montlake Branch, (2006); Oculus Table and Solar Hour Benches for The Exploratorium: Museum of Science, Art & Perception, San Francisco, (2013), Lunar Drift: Sun and Moon Pointers for the Washington State Arts Commission / University of Western Washington (Miller Study Space), (2014) and Fitting, for the Office of Arts and Culture, City of Seattle and Seattle Public Utilities (2016).

Australia Council for the Arts

Since 1992, the Australia Council for the Arts has partnered with Acme to provide London work/live residency opportunities for Australian visual artists. These residencies are located at Acme's Fire Station in Poplar, E14. Application and selection is undertaken directly by the Australia Council for the Arts.

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