Acme Studios — Jaki Middleton

Supporting Artists since 1972

Jaki Middleton

Australia Council for the Arts Residency

Jaki Middleton is a Sydney-based artist who has worked collaboratively with the artist David Lawrey since 2005. The pair work across kinetic sculpture, installation, photography, video and performance. Appropriating iconic motifs from film and photographic history, the duo re-stage these fragments within sculptural installations in order to observe, breakdown and reconfigure familiar narratives. Their practice is heavily influenced by pre-cinematic optical illusions, traditional museum displays and theatrical magic.

Recent exhibitions include: Dream Machines at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery (2017); Mind the Gap at Casula Powerhouse (2014); and Otherworldly at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York (2011). Together, the artists have undertaken residencies in Paris, London, Los Angeles and New York, and have received grants from the Australia Council and Arts NSW. Their work is held in public collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Wollongong ArtGallery and Macquarie Group.

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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