Welcome back to all our students, staff, studio members and residency artists.

Despite the last 18 months of lockdown and restricted access the studios our team have continued to support artists and researchers as well as contributing to on-line conferences, discussions and exhibitions.  We are now looking forward to working back in our wonderful studios over the coming months.

Studio News
Returning residency artists:
We are delighted that our AA2a residency artists from 2019/20 will be returning to complete their project with us.  Cath Criscenti, Clare Phelan, Martin Kochany, Micaela Schoop and Sue Rowland will all return to the studios from October onwards.
The 2021 Graduate residency has been awarded to Sara Nowell.  Sara has just completed her MA, working on the project titled ‘Mental Health Monsters’ with the aim of answering the question “Can creativity increase awareness of mental illness and support wellbeing?” Sara’s unique use of combining creative process and participatory research helped her to develop a body of work, which aimed to increase awareness and raise funds for mental health charities.
We also welcome back our 2019 ACPS Fellowship artists Florian Houlker and Luke Mason to complete their residencies and to continue developing their research portfolios. Sonja Vietoris who has been awarded the 2021 ACPS Fellowship Award will join them.


Research Activities:
We are very proud that Professor Lubaina Himid’s new print Old Boat New Weather (2021) commissioned by Government Art Collection TenTen project was produced this summer at ACPS.
Robson Orr TenTen Award 2021
A Government Art Collection/Outset Annual Commission
Every year, the Government Art Collection commissions an outstanding British artist to create a unique, limited edition print that will be shown in diplomatic buildings around the world, as part of the TenTen project.
Supported by philanthropists Sybil Robson Orr and Matthew Orr (who were inspired by an initiative by the Foundation for Arts and Preservation in Embassies), the TenTen project is their ten-year commitment to help create important new artwork for the Collection. At the same time, annual sales from eleven of the prints sold through the Outset Contemporary Art Fund raise funds that allow the Collection to acquire art by emerging artists in the UK.
This year, Lubaina Himid CBE has been awarded the Robson Orr TenTen Award 2021.


In April 2021 we worked with Anna Júlía Fridbjörnsdóttir to produce etching plates as part of her exhibition Places at Hrafnseyri, Iceland.
Below is a selection of work and news from our research staff, studio members and resident artists from the last year.