Acme Studios — TextaQueen

Supporting Artists since 1972


Australia Council for the Arts Residency

TextaQueen is known for using the humble fibre-tip marker (aka 'texta') to draw out complex politics of gender, race, sexuality and identity in vividly detailed works on paper. Their portraiture-focused practice expands across the photographic medium, murals, self-publishing, animations, performance and more, to imagine an ever-expanding created universe representative of the psychic survival process of a person of colour amongst cultural and colonial legacies.

TextaQueen's work has been showcased widely, including at Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; de Young Museum and SOMArts, San Francisco; Western Exhibitions, Chicago; Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York and Kinsthalle Darmstadt, Germany. A mid-career survey show of TextaQueen's work toured nationally in 2017 and 2018 via Mornington Peninsular Regional Gallery.

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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