Acme Studios — Kate Broad

Supporting Artists since 1972

Kate Broad

Fire Station Residency

Kate Broad’s practice is committed to the discipline of drawing exploring the significance of landscape and the documentation space. During her residency at the Fire Station, she was selected for the Sarah Greengrass Memorial Award for Research in Drawing.

Kate lectures at universities and institutions in London with a focus on textiles and associated fashion contexts. In 2019 she founded materialimmaterial; a series of art retreats, workshops and events that takes drawing out of the studio and embodies it with a sense of place through cloth, figure and location.

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.