Acme Studios — Ruby Wroe

Supporting Artists since 1972

Ruby Wroe

Jonathan Harvey Award

Ruby Wroe’s practice spans video, performance and installation.

Working outside of a fixed medium, her process involves the continuous referencing of works by performance artists, writers and dancers, citing Ana Mendieta, Sherrie Levine, bell hooks, Claudia Rankine and Yvonne Rainer as some of her major influences. Ruby’s research surrounds auto theory, contemporary feminist discourse and the construction of subjectivity in the information age.

Ruby was selected for the 2016/17 Jonathan Harvey Award by Clare Price (artist and Acme alumni), Chris Jermyn (award donor, Tomart Foundation), Julia Lancaster (Acme) and Charlie Coffey (Acme). She was selected 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.

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.