We are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2012-2013 Camberwell College of Arts ACME Studio Award is BA Drawing student Renee Odjidja.
About the award -
In 2010, ACME Studios began discussions with Camberwell College of Arts about ways of continuing to support graduating artists. From the outset, the college recognised the enormous value of this kind of opportunity and committed support for a 12-month award, covering half the cost of a studio and providing a bursary.
The selected artist shares a large self-contained studio with the recipient of the Chelsea College of Art and Design Studio Award. Both these awards are designed for BA fine art graduates and it is hoped that sharing will reduce any sense of isolation which may be experienced away from the college environment and ease the transition from art college to establishing a studio practice.
The Camberwell Studios Award is one of four graduate awards permanently located in purpose-designed award studios, located at Acme’s Childers Street studios in Deptford. The adjoining spaces naturally promote peer support, as well as professional input from galleries, such as BEARSPACE, and through mentoring and studio visits. These awards have been carefully developed with Acme’s partners to provide a valuable and effective bridge between college and professional practice. Each award provides a rent-free studio for 12 months plus a stipend of £2,500 – £5,000 per year.
Image: ‘Fig 4.8′ – Renee Odjidja. Giclee print on Hahnemuhle photo rag.