Acme Studios — Joseph Ijoyemi

Supporting Artists since 1972

Joseph Ijoyemi

Helen Scott Lidgett Award

Joseph Ijoyemi is an Afro-Swedish contemporary artist living in London. He draws his inspiration from life experiences and conversations, so his work often contains a narrative. Joseph completed his Master of Arts in Fine Art at UAL Central Saint Martins in 2023, where he honed his artistic skills and developed a profound understanding of the power of art in addressing social narratives and has expanded his practice to include sculpture, installation and multimedia. Joseph is also a co-founder of The Collective Makers, an organisation helping young creatives in his community.

Joseph was selected for the 2023/24 Helen Scott Lidgett Award by a panel including including the artist Rosa-Johan Uddoh from a shortlist of six MFA graduate artists at Central Saint Martins (University of the Arts London).

Helen Scott Lidgett Award

The Helen Scott Lidgett Award is a partnership between Acme, Central Saint Martins (University of the Arts London), Art Academy of Latvia and the family of Helen Scott Lidgett. Aiming to provide a bridge between art school and professional practice, the award includes a generous bursary, rent-free studio space and a mentoring programme. Recipients of Acme’s Early Career Awards Programme work from shared studios in order to encourage an environment of peer support and critical dialogue.