Acme Studios — Holly Antrum

Supporting Artists since 1972


Holly Antrum

Fire Station Residency
2015-2020

Holly Antrum is an artist filmmaker based in London. She earned her Masters in Printmaking at the Royal College of Art, London (2011), and her BA Fine Art Painting at Wimbledon School of Art, London (2005).

In her films, Holly Antrum continues to be interested in how formalism, reverie, words and reality around the human subject affect one another. Film portraiture, place, archive, memory and translation are underlying themes, often seeking to parallel (or ‘humour’) the medium of transferred film. Recent exhibitions and screenings include The Showroom, London (2018); Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh; Tramway, Glasgow; ICA, London (2016); and Grand Union, Birmingham (2014).

Fire Station Residency 2015-2020

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. 2015-2020 residents were selected by former Acme Residency and Projects Manager Julia Lancaster, and artists and former Fire Station residents Erika Tan and Ben Cove.