Acme Studios — Stephen Conning

Supporting Artists since 1972

Stephen Conning

Fire Station Residency

Stephen Conning is a British artist working primarily with video. His practice is concerned with exploring ideas around domestic space and the internal environment, looking at the sculptural quality of various objects and mechanisms in and around the space he lives and works. He often uses CCD Micro cameras to capture microscopic images and has recently begun using web cameras for a web-based project Carbonate 1.1.

Recent exhibitions include: At Play 2, South Hill Park, Bracknell (2010), Corners, Shipton Street Gallery, London (2007); Today is Boring, screening at Bistroteque, London (2005); and 12:00 – 12:00, Fire Station, London (2005). Stephen was the recipient of an Artsadmin Digital Media Bursary Award in 2002, and was shortlisted for the Becks Futures Film and Video Prize in 2000.

Fire Station Residency 2001-2005

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. 2001-2005 residents were selected by Angela Kingston (curator), David Panton (Co founder of Acme), Damien Robinson (artist and administrator), and Lindsay Seers (artist).