Associate Studio Programme 5 : Stockwell 2018

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Apr 2018
The CSM Associate Studio Programme, in partnership with Acme, opened its first studio in the Glassyard Building, in Stockwell, south west London in 2013. The tenure of the current, second, group of Associates at the Glassyard studio comes to an end in September 2018. Applications are now being invited from 2017 and 2018 graduates from CSM’s BA Fine Art for the next programme, running from October 2018-20. The CSM Associate Studio Programme provides a supportive environment without simply extending the ‘comfort zone’ of the college experience. More...

Associate Studio Programme 3 : Ewa Axelrad

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Jan 2018
Ewa Axelrad visited the Stockwell studios in January. Ewa introduced us to her work by explaining her background where she began by studying photography at the Uniwersytet Artystyczny w Poznaniu in Poznan, Poland. This was followed by a MA at The Royal College of Art, where she displayed a hidden work ‘Solution’ at the degree show. Ewa explained how the work was an ironic success and that forced the viewer to not only find its whereabouts but seek the graphic historical meaning, and the relation to the Second World War in Poland. More...

Associate Studio Programme 4 – Patrick Goddard

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Jan 2018
For our second studio visit at the Highline Building, in January 2018, we were glad to host Patrick Goddard. The visit began with Patrick addressing some themes from his work which he had asked to flag out in advance as being of particular interest to us. He began by showing us examples from his solo exhibition at Matt’s Gallery, ‘Revolver II Part 3′ from 2014 beginning with the video, ‘Free Radicals’. More...

Associate Studio Programme 3 : Anne Tallentire

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Jan 2018
Anne Tallentire’s visit focused on extending the notion of ‘beginnings’ to the Associates. Anne began with a reading from her book ‘Object of a Life’, considering writing as a mode of ‘starting’, and within this the wider role of drawing (which remained a constant) during the production of the text. This led to an unfolding discussion on how one might articulate the beginning of a work and how beginnings may inevitably differ both within one’s practice and in relation to others. More...

Associate Studio Programme 3 : Celine Condorelli

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Dec 2017
Celine Condorelli began her studio visit by introducing her practice as seeking to engage with the space of collaboration, working within the location of exchange between people. Celine spoke about ideas surrounding ‘support’ in relation to how this exchange may happen in physical space, though the development of spacial devices that relate to a history of furniture design. Through speaking about her previous studies in architecture and her interest in the way we interact with others More...

Associate Studio Programme 4 : Ed Atkins

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Dec 2017
Having only just moved into the Highline Building at the end of September, the arrival of Ed Atkins in December 2017 marked the first artist’s visit for us, the ASP 4 group of Associates. To begin the evening, Ed provided a close reading of new works currently being exhibited as part of Old Food at Berlin’s Martin Gropius-Bau, a generous collection of looping videos and commissioned texts that drove a lively and extensive critical discussion. More...

Associate Studio Programme 3 : Rowena Harris

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Nov 2017
Rowena Harris’ visit was insightful – she began with showing a video work and reading an extract of performative writing that presented the concerns of her current practice. Through conversation this extended into outlining problems that are encountered within the studio that either positively or negatively affect ‘working’ and ‘the work’ more generally. We started to discuss what it means to be [and work] in the studio, the methodologies one might employ to navigate their practice, how the role of the studio can ultimately be understood, More...

Associate Studio Programme 3 : John Seth

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Nov 2017
John Seth began his visit to the Stockwell studios with a performance. This consisted of two sheets of found manuscript paper, which John had drawn music notes onto, a hammer and some nails. John used this gesture to introduce how he might understand the relationship between thinking and making work. This mode of reflection was to demonstrate how there are different ways to generate how we talk about artwork. More...

Associate Studio Programme 4 : Elephant & Castle 2017

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Oct 2017
In June a panel including Alex Schady and Emma Talbot from Central Saint Martins and Lottie Leedham from Acme Studios, met to select the group of 2016 and 2017 graduates to form the 2017 programme and take their place in the shared studios at the Highline Building, Elephant and Castle until October 2019. We are very pleased to announce the selected artists: More...

Associate Studio Programme 3 : Jane Hayes-Greenwood

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Jul 2017
Jane Hayes-Greenwood visited the Associate Studio in Stockwell in July 2017. Jane is an artist and curator. She studied at City & Guilds of London Art School, where she met Xabier Basterra and co-founded the project space and studios Block 336 on Brixton Road. Block 336 continues to be run by Jane Hayes Greenwood, Alex Gough, Robert Bell and Thomas Groves who formed the original group when the project was initiated. Jane presented fascinating images of works that have been shown at Block 336 since they opened in 2012. More...

Associate Studio Programme 3 : Rozsa Farkas

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Jun 2017
Rozsa Farkas, director of gallery Arcadia Missa, visited the Associates in the Stockwell studio in June. The visit concentrated on the work of the Associates with work-in-progress presented by Alice Jacobs, Andy Wyatt, Jordan Mouzouris, Isabel Cole and Fleur Dempsey. More...

Associate Studio Programme 2 : Morgan Quaintance

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Jun 2017
In June 2017, Morgan visited the studios. Morgan’s visit was split into two halves, with one half specifically dedicated to concerns around his practice, whilst the second a discussion around the Associates work. We opened with Morgan with a talk about political issues in contemporary society (homelessness, housing, disability rights). Morgan spoke at length about the position of power, the privilege it was to ‘make’ and the influence this could have in creating a ‘voice’. The marrying of poetic and aesthetic became a key theme that then ran through the discussion of the Associate’s work. The conversation also centered around ‘play’ as a political act. Adeeb Ashfaq presented a performance, Nina Davies; a film and Joe Moss; a performance. As an image to represent the visit Morgan bought the album; Fantasy Black Channel by Late of the Pier.Adeeb Ashfaq

Associate Studio Programme 3 : Eloise Hawser

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Apr 2017
Eloise Hawser visited the Stockwell Glassyard studios in April. Eloise introduced us to her practice with fascinating and detailed reports about her research into the unknown realms of London’s infrastructure. Starting off with her investigation of recycling banks, she explained her curiosity for overlooked and redundant sites. Eloise is currently a resident artist at Somerset House and invited us to participate in her upcoming educational programme called Anabasis to Dora, a trail around London looking at functionless architectonic features. Eloise was incredibly generous with her time and stayed on to ensure we each had a thorough and in-depth discussion about the works presented by the studio artists. Alice Jacobs.

Associate Studio Programme 4 : Elephant & Castle 2017

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Mar 2017
The second Associate Studio to be developed out of the collaborative project between Double agents and Acme Studios opened in the Highline Building in Elephant & Castle in October 2015 and is now inviting applications for the next round; October 2017-2019. Like the first Studio in Stockwell, established in 2013, the studio operates as a ‘transitional’ space for recent graduates from the BA Fine Art course at Central Saint Martins. Again like the Stockwell Studio it’s housed in a new UAL Hall of Residence. More...

Associate Studio Programme 3 : Rob Chavasse

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Mar 2017
In March 2017 Rob Chavasse visited the studio Associate Studio in Stockwell. After a brief introduction to some of his recent projects; including ‘Marsh Lane Diversion’, Frieze London, 2016 and ‘Braids’ at Jupiter Woods, Vienna, Rob discussed work in progress by Associates Jordan Mouzouris, Vicky Young, Rachel Christian, Isabel Cole and Fleur Dempsey. Subjects ranged from the immediate responses and ideas raised by the work itself to the surrounding practical and professional issues of sustaining the making and exhibiting of work in the long term, the balance between time spent earning a living and time spent in the studio (particularly in London), and the pros and cons of gallery representation.

Associate Studio Programme 2 : Mary Hurrell

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Feb 2017
In February artist Mary Hurrell visited the studio. With a significant overlap in her sculptural, performance based practice and the related interests of a number of the Associates it was an opportunity to explore similarities and differences in approach. The relationship between the ‘event’ and the ‘exhibition’ and the practical issues raised by the need to document the work without compromising the importance of the physical encounter or translating the work into a photographic practice, were also discussed. These broader themes were then focussed into a discussion of a number of works by the Associates, including; Joe Moss, Anna Pickles-Harvey and Charles Verni.

Associate Studio Programme 2 : Hannah Lees

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Feb 2017
In February 2017 artist Hannah Lees was invited to visit the Highline Studios. Hannah showed us her work using her website, starting in reverse chronological order, giving brief, sometimes playful but informed explanations about her works. Notable was her use of organic matter such as natural dyes on fabric, collected materials from beach combing set into plaster tablets, saved olive stones cast into gold and painted murals on gallery walls in discarded wine “lees”. Her works appearing primitive, metaphorical and poetic, we discussed the use in titling and how that can open up a work by presenting multiple meanings for the viewer. After Hannah’s lively presentation and subsequent discussion, we moved on to view work in progress from three of the Associate artists: Daniel Kan, Helena De Pulford and Abbi Jones. Abbi Jones

Associate Studio Programme 2 : Hannah Perry

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Nov 2016
Hannah Perry visited the Highline studios in December. Hannah started the visit by showing work from two recent shows, including her latest film and a performance, exhibited in Berlin. Hannah’s presentation illuminated the material processes and ideas behind her work. She discussed how her screen prints develop from her films; the transition between analogue and digital film editing, as well as practical considerations when planning work for larger shows. The discussion then developed around themes in Hannah’s work that resonated with the groups own practices and research. The conversation covered a range of topics, including the use of mirroring, hypnosis, and sound in Hannah’s work; psychological states and hysteria; diaristic forms; intimacy, solidarity, and friendship. Helena de Pulford

Associate Studio Programme 3 : Stockwell 2016

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Oct 2016
In June a panel including Alex Schady and Anne Eggebert from Central Saint Martins and Lottie Leedham from Acme Studios, met to select the group of 2015 and 2016 graduates to form the 2016 programme and take their place in the shared studio at the Glassyard Building until October 2018. We are very pleased to announce the selected artists: Rachel Christian, Jessica Young, Kat Buchanan, Jean-Baptiste Lagadec, Andrew Wyatt, Jordan Mouzouris, Fleur Dempsey, Isabelle Cole.

Associate Studio Programme 3 : Stockwell 2016

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May 2016
In 2013, out of their collaborative project Double agents and Acme Studios, created a ‘transitional’ studio space for recent graduates in the UAL Hall of Residence; the Glassyard Building, in Stockwell, south west London. The first group of eight CSM BA Fine Art graduates will be moving out in October 2016 and applications are now being invited from 2015 and 2016 graduates for the next programme, from October 2016-18. The CSM Associate Studio Programme provides More...

Associate Studio Programme 2 : Elephant & Castle 2015

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Oct 2015
The second Associate Studio Programme opened at the Highline Building, Elephant and Castle, in October 2015. A panel including Alex Schady, Mick Finch from Central Saint Martins and Heather Deedman from Acme Studios, met in June to select the first group of 2014 and 2015 graduates to form the programme and take their place in the shared studio at the Highline Building until October 2017. We are very pleased to announce the selected artists: Adeeb More...

‘Studios for Artists: concepts and concrete’

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Oct 2015
Presenting ongoing dialogue between affordable studio provider Acme Studios and London art and design college Central Saint Martins, ‘Studios for Artists’ takes a detailed look into the changing form and function of the artist’s studio in relation to contemporary art practice, as revealed through an extensive program of research, studio visits and interviews. The form, function and future of the artist’s studio is the central focus of the collaboration and of this publication. More...

Associate Studio Programme 2 : Elephant & Castle 2015

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Mar 2015
This is the second Associate Studio to be developed out of the collaborative project between Double agents and Acme Studios. Like the first Studio in Stockwell, established in 2013, this operates as a ‘transitional’ studio space for recent graduates from the BA Fine Art course at Central Saint Martins. Again like the Stockwell Studio it’s housed in a new UAL Hall of Residence; the Highline Building, this one in Elephant & Castle, south east London. More...

Associate Studio Programme 1 : Stockwell 2013

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Jul 2014
Having been in the studio for almost a year the first Associate Studio Programme is well established. The eight Associates have maintained the open plan layout allowing each other to expand and contract their activities within the shared space as their work demands. In addition to the studio visits by artists, writers and curators, the studio has been visited by other studio providers and academics, and most recently by artist/photographer Hugo Glendinning. More...

Associate Studio Programme 1 : Redmond Entwistle

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Jun 2014
In June artist Redmond Entwistle visited the Associate Studio Programme. He began by showing his film ‘Monuments’ prompting a discussion of both the ideas of the three artists; Smithson, Graham and Matta-Clark, and the film’s interweaving of fact and fiction through their relocation to the contemporary outskirts of New Jersey, where their works had first been made. In particular the stylistic combination of artists’ film, documentary, genre (zombie) movie and dead-pan comedy, provoked the discussion. More...

Associate Studio Programme 1 : Marie Lund

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Jan 2014
In January artist Marie Lund visited the Associate Studio Programme. Marie presented documentation of a number of works, across sculpture, installation and performance. The work raised issues regarding the shifts and tensions between the work as a thing in the studio and the work as an exhibit in a gallery – in particular Marie’s collaborative performance works ‘One Hour Long Exhibition’ in which the work, artists and audience all arrive at the gallery at the same time for the work to be unpacked, installed, dismantled and re-packed. More...

Helen Scott Lidgett Studio Award

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Jan 2014
Jamie Hosegood, recipient of the first Helen Scott Lidgett Studio Award and a graduate of the MA Fine Art course at Central Saint Martins has now taken up the opportunity. The award, initiated by Acme Studios with Central Saint Martins, provides a large studio space at Acme’s Warton House studio building, shared with a 2013 graduate from the MFA Fine Art at Goldsmiths. More...

Associate Studio Programme 1 : Stephen Melville

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Dec 2013
The first of the Associate Studio Programme studio visits was made by Stephen Melville in December 2013. Stephen Melville is an Art Historian and Theorist, is Professor Emeritus at Ohio State University and has published widely on contemporary art as well as on issues in contemporary theory and historiography. More...

Associate Studio Programme 1 : Stockwell 2013

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Sep 2013
A panel including Alex Schady, Mick Finch and Elizabeth Wright from Central Saint Martins, with Heather Deedman from Acme Studios and Kate Cooper from Auto Italia, met in June to select the first group of 2012 and 2013 graduates to form the programme and take their place in the shared studio at the Glassyard Building in Stockwell. More...

Helen Scott Lidgett Studio Award

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Apr 2013
The Helen Scott Lidgett Studio Award is a new initiative developed in collaboration with Acme Studios, through the research project Double agents, exclusively for graduates of MA Fine Art, MA Art & Science and MA Photography at Central Saint Martins. This award – a partnership initiative between Acme Studios and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design – is jointly funded by Acme and the Helen Scott Lidgett Fund. As Managing Director More...

Associate Studio Programme 1 : Stockwell 2013

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Apr 2013
Developed out of their collaborative project Double agents and Acme Studios have created a ‘transitional’ studio space for recent graduates in the new UAL Hall of Residence; the Glassyard Building, in Stockwell, south west London. The CSM Associate Studio Programme will provide a supportive environment without simply extending the ‘comfort zone’ of the college experience. The emphasis is on the creation of a mixed but cooperative community of emerging artists, who, at the point of More...

Double agents & Acme Studios October 2012

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Oct 2012
The collaborative project between Acme Studios and Double agents began as a series of conversations between Graham Ellard and Acme’s Chief Executive, Jonathan Harvey, about current and emergent practice in relation to the artist’s studio. This led to a successful application to undertake a pioneering, government-funded, Knowledge Transfer Partnership. The project was initiated in July 2010, and is now approaching its completion in January 2013. The KTP is examining the role, form, function and future More...

Double agents & Acme Studios May 2011

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May 2011
The collaborative project between Acme Studios and Double agents has now been underway for ten months. The project is examining the role, form, function and future of the artists’ studio in a context of changing art practices and economic conditions. It brings together the work of Acme Studios with that of Double agents. During this period a number of the project aims have been achieved including More...