Acme Studios — Jack Southern

Supporting Artists since 1972

Jack Southern

Fire Station Residency

Jack Southern’s creative work spans teaching, research, writing and publishing. He has worked in a range of media including drawing, sculpture/installation, moving image, photography and web works.

Jack has exhibited in galleries nationally and internationally including Courtauld Institute of Art, London, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall, Slade Research Centre, London, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, Wyspa Institute of Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland, Peri Centre for Photography, Turku,Finland and Muu Gallery, Helsinki. He currently holds two academic posts, working in the Drawing Studio across the MA and BA at City and Guilds of London Art School, as well as Senior Lecturer on the BA Fine Art course at the University of Gloucestershire.

Fire Station Residency 2005-2010

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. 2005-2010 residents were selected by former Acme co-director Jonathan Harvey, arts consultant Tessa Jackson and artists Hayley Newman, Erika Tan and Julie Umerle.