Acme Studios — Sam Meredith copy

Supporting Artists since 1972

Sam Meredith

Adrian Carruthers Award

Sam Meredith works intuitively and directly, letting materials misbehave through an act of roughing things out. There is an openness to this discovery, the sculptures are amorphic forms contained in pieces of architecture, negotiating completion and expanding from the middle out. A playful and visceral approach to materials is also embodied in Sam’s writing (sometimes spoken or performed), which combines poetry, anecdote, memory, and musings.

Sam was selected for the 2023/24 Adrian Carruthers Award by a panel including Pauline de Souza, the founder and director of Diversity Art Forum, from a shortlist of six MFA graduate artists from The Slade School of Fine Art, University College London.

Adrian Carruthers Award

The Adrian Carruthers Award is a partnership between Acme and the Slade School of Fine Art, funded by Acme and the Adrian Carruthers Memorial Fund. Aiming to provide a bridge between art school and professional practice, the award includes a generous bursary, rent-free studio space and a 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.