Acme’s First Decade 1972-1982

Posted by Fabio 2 August 2013

The Whitechapel Gallery presents a new archive display exploring the first decade of Acme Studios, the pioneering artists’ initiative which, since 1972, has played an important role in establishing east London as a centre for the visual arts.

Over 40 years Acme has provided London’s artists with affordable studios and housing through its innovative approach to the property market and planning
policies in the city. This display will include photographs, film, rare exhibition posters and other materials from the extensive Acme archives alongside artist
testimonials charting the early years of the organisation.

Acme’s First Decade 1972-1982
Whitechapel Gallery, Pat Matthews Gallery (Gallery 4)
7 September 2013 – 23 February 2014