Acme Studios — Simon Terrill 

Supporting Artists since 1972

Simon Terrill 

Bow Cross Artist Residency

Simon Terrill works in photography, sculpture, installation, drawing and video. his work investigates relations between architectural spaces and their received narratives, public and private identities, and the idea of the crowd as a tool to examine architecture, identity, community and a performance of self. His ongoing Crowd Theory project consists of large-scale stage-managed public events resulting in exhibitions at the sites of their creation along with collaborations with museums and public galleries to extend these images and stories outwards.   

Simon is a Lecturer in Critical and Historical Studies: Photography at London South Bank University and currently a Somerset House Studios Resident. Since graduating in Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, he has lectured in Critical and Theoretical Studies at the University of Melbourne, 2005-08 and the Centre for Ideas, 2003-08. He was awarded the 2008 Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship to attend the Slade School of Art as a Graduate Affiliate. Recent exhibitions include, Crowd Theory, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, 2019, The National Portrait Gallery London, Crowd Theory: South of the River 2016, Parallel (of Life and) Architecture, The Edge, Bath 2017 and The Brutalist Playground, a collaboration with Assemble, commissioned by the RIBA and touring internationally.

Bow Cross Artist Residency

Acme in partnership with Swan Foundation created the Bow Cross Residency to provide an opportunity for an artist living and working in Tower Hamlets with a proven history of developing work which engages with a local community. The residency provided support for an artist time to develop a commissioned work in response to and with the local community of Bow Cross. The artist was selected by Tressa Bates, a resident from Bow Cross, Brian Gregory, a Trustee from Swan Foundation, Pamela Brown and artist-filmmaker, William Raban.