Jessica Wilkes Studio Award
Stephanie Kingston is a multimedia artist. During her residency with Acme, Stephanie realized Sydney Road; an exhibition of paintings, photographs, film and collected memorabilia. The works resulted from Stephanie's intense engagement with the house in Sydney Road that belonged to her uncle and aunt, Mark and Marigold Kingston. Mark and Marigold were both actors and Stephanie had known the house almost from birth. In 2008, they were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and dementia, and left the house after nearly forty years to move together into a residential home. The paintings reflect the extraordinary vitality of their house.
Jessica Wilkes Award
The Jessica Wilkes Award was in memory of artist and former Acme tenant, Jessica Wilkes, and took place between 2008-16. It was one of two studio alternating awards for an Acme tenant, along with the Rita Harris Award. It provided artists with full rent relief on their Acme studio for one year, mentoring support and a bursary to support their practice over the year.