Acme Studios — Sarah MacKillop

Supporting Artists since 1972

Sarah MacKillop

Fire Station Residency

Sarah MacKillop works mainly with the re-presentation of found objects and production of artist’s books. Her object-based work is informed by conceptual processes such as collecting objects according to their particular aesthetic or functional qualities.

Sarah studied at University of Leeds (BA Hons, Fine Art, 1992–96) and Royal College of Art (MA, Painting, 1999–2001). Selected solo exhibitions include Keith Talent Gallery, London (2002); Wilkinson Gallery, London (2006); Saison Poetry Library, Southbank Centre, London (2010); Jessica Bradley Art and Projects, Toronto (2010); Dundee Contemporary Art (2010); Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand (2010); Florence Loewy, Paris (2011); White Columns, New York (2011) and Spike Island, Bristol (2011).

Fire Station Residency 2010-2015

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. 2010-2015 artists were selected by artist and educator Cath Hawes, artist Gayle Chong Kwan, and Acme's founder and former Chief Executive Jonathan Harvey.