Acme Studios — Sam Austen

Supporting Artists since 1972

Sam Austen

Chelsea BA Studio Award

Sam Austen produces 16mm films that utilise a range of in-camera multi-layered special effects, shooting an array of studio built objects, material and texts. Early animated cinema, graphic novels, horror film, and science fiction are particular influences on Sam’s work.

Selected group and solo exhibitions include Image Drum, Royal Academy, London, 2019, Out of Eye, Laure Genillard, London, 2019, Drawing Biennial 2019, Drawing Room, London, Hologram Burnt On To The Retina, Farbvision, Berlin, 2018, Run!! For The Present, Deptford X, Lewisham Art House, London, and 2017, Somehow Eaten In The Dark, SET space, London, 2017.

Chelsea BA Studio Award

The Chelsea BA Award was a partnership between Acme and Chelsea College (University of the Arts, London), funded by Chelsea Arts Club Trust and Acme, between 2009-17. Aiming to provide a bridge between art school and professional practice, the award included a 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.