Acme Studios — Ben Cove

Supporting Artists since 1972

Ben Cove

Fire Station Residency

Ben Cove studied at University of Nottingham (BA Hons, Architecture, 1995), Sheffield Hallam University (BA Hons, Fine Art, 2001), Goldsmiths College, University of London (MFA Fine Art, 2008) and Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London (Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, 2010). He has taught and lectured at various universities in the UK alongside his practice which spans a range of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation and video.

Solo exhibitions include Tilted, Leeds Metropolitan University Gallery and Studio Theatre (2002); New Plastic Universal, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester (2004) and Practical Mechanics, Cell Project Space, London (2006).

Fire Station Residency 2005-2010

Acme's residency at the Fire Station is one of the most directly supportive schemes for artists in the United Kingdom, providing combined studio and living space at low rents, as well as a half rent residency for a deaf or disabled artist. This five year fixed-term residency scheme is intended to allow artists more time to concentrate on the development of their work and professional careers, and less time working to survive. 2005-2010 residents were selected by former Acme co-director Jonathan Harvey, arts consultant Tessa Jackson and artists Hayley Newman, Erika Tan and Julie Umerle.