STUART BRISLEY, 10 Days/5th Year Anniversary, 1978, Acme Gallery

Rita Harris

10 Days/5th Year Anniversary, 1978

Acme Gallery

Pat Matthews Gallery (Gallery 4), Whitechapel Gallery
7 September 2013 — 23 February 2014

This archive exhibition charts the beginnings of Acme Studios. Formed in 1972 by recent graduates, Acme pioneered the use of short-life houses to establish the first communities of artists in East London. Over this period it expanded to support many hundreds more with affordable living and studio space as well as through its diverse programme at The Acme Gallery in Covent Garden from 1976 to 1981.

Founded by Jonathan Harvey and David Panton in 1972, Acme Studios is a London- based charity providing affordable studio space, residencies and awards for artists. Through this provision it continues to make a vital contribution to the development of art and artists’ careers. This archive display traces the influential artists that Acme Studios has supported and its innovative model of public/private partnerships to provide studio space.