Acme Studios — Astra Howard

Supporting Artists since 1972

Astra Howard

Australia Council for the Arts Residency

Astra Howard’s practice involves research and performance, predominantly within public spaces in cities, testing urban and social theories in the city spaces they critique. Undertaking various projects commissioned by city councils, state government departments and community/arts organizations, Astra has designed and directed these projects using iterative research methodologies. Information is gathered about a location, the data collected and visualised, which in turn generates dialogue and debate amongst members of the public about issues affecting their city.

Since 1998 Astra has designed and produced site-specific works under the banner of CityARC, (the City Action Research Centre) in cities across Australia and internationally, including in Beijing, Paris, New York, Delhi, Hanoi and London.

Australia Council for the Arts

Since 1992, the Australia Council for the Arts has partnered with Acme to provide London work/live residency opportunities for Australian visual artists. These residencies are located at Acme's Fire Station in Poplar, E14. Application and selection is undertaken directly by the Australia Council for the Arts.

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