Acme Studios — Andrew Seward

Supporting Artists since 1972

Andrew Seward

Australia Council for the Arts Residency

Andrew Seward is an Australian artist working primarily with drawing. His practice focuses on the creation of delicately rendered graphite drawings, usually at 1:1 scale, of native specimens of foliage and seaweed. His exquisitely detailed drawings encourage an intimacy with the works that is often absent from contemporary art. They are more like analogies about life, and the way we spend time rather than being simply accurate observational drawings. They suggest something beyond the sublime.

Andrew has been well recognised for his work over the years, being awarded residencies at the Asialink Sri Lanka studio and Queens College at the University of Melbourne. He has been a finalist for numerous awards for works on paper, including the Dobell Drawing Prize, the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery Works on Paper Award, the Kedumba Drawing Prize, the Robert Jacks Drawing Prize and the Paul Guest Drawing Prize in. His work is represented internationally in collections such as the Natural History Museum, London, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (London), the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Pittsburgh and in Australia at the National Gallery of Victoria, Monash University, Monash Gallery of Art, Art Gallery Ballarat and Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.

Australia Council for the Arts

Since 1992, the Australia Council for the Arts has partnered with Acme to provide London work/live residency opportunities for Australian visual artists. These residencies are located at Acme's Fire Station in Poplar, E14. Application and selection is undertaken directly by the Australia Council for the Arts.

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