Acme Studios — Lizzie Hughes

Supporting Artists since 1972

Lizzie Hughes

Fire Station Residency

Lizzie Hughes makes meticulously detailed works that are often produced following long periods of obsessive research. Her approach to collecting and then structuring data has allowed her to remotely explore distant landscapes and briefly enter the private worlds of others. Her work provides an access to structures and networks so massive or complex that they defy comprehension, and while the obsessive act of making her work appears futile, something important is revealed.

Lizzie was artist in residence at CALL, Llandudno in 2018. Selected solo and group exhibitions include: Museum, The Art House, Wakefield, 2016, Ghost of a Ghost, The William Morris Gallery, London, 2014, Revolver II, Matt's Gallery, London, 2014, The Present is a Point Just Passed, The Stephen Lawrence Gallery, London, 2012, Film in Space (Anthology), Camden Arts Centre, London, 2013,Video Word, Broadway Media Centre, Nottingham, 2010.

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.