Acme Studios — Sarah Duffy

Supporting Artists since 1972

Sarah Duffy

Goldsmiths MFA Award

In recent work, Sarah Duffy, born 1986, has examined the shifting nature of the spaces we inhabit and the borders and maps we create to delineate our environment. Sarah questions how we orientate our own ageing bodies in a world that keeps morphing and moving - politically, environmentally, spatially - and the effect this has on our sense of self. How, for example, are we reconfigured alongside our environment, and in what ways is our inner space - both psychological and physical - altered by all of these changes?

Sarah graduated in 2013 with a MFA from Goldsmiths College, University of London; after which she became the inaugural recipient of Acme's Goldsmiths MFA Award. Projects and exhibitions include: Solo Performance Om3am x Sarah Duffy hosted by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Jos Bitelli and Felix Melia; Mount Florida Screenings at Glasgow Museum of Modern Art; A Faraway Rendez-vous at SixtyEight Art Institute as part of Copenhagen Art Week; Artists Behind Bars at Matt’s Gallery; Solo performance Enjoy The Silence at Camden Arts Centre; The Ol' Switcheroo at Jupiter Woods, alongside Sophie Jung and Rebecca Lennon and The Frequency of Magic at out_sight Gallery, Seoul.

Goldsmiths MFA Award

The Goldsmiths MFA Award is a partnership between Acme, Goldsmiths, University of London and Jane Hamlyn. With the goal of providing a bridge between college and professional practice, the award includes a bursary, rent-free studio space and a mentoring programme tailored specifically to the graduate’s practice. Recipients of Acme’s early career programme occupy shared studio space in order to foster and encourage a greater degree of peer support and an environment of growth, risk-taking and excellence.