Acme Studios — Cora Seghal Cuthbert

Supporting Artists since 1972

Cora Seghal Cuthbert

City & Guilds of London School of Art Award

Through her practice, Cora Seghal Cuthbert searches for, and presents, the extraordinary in the ordinary. Cora’s work observes the connections between the personal, the cultural and a universal humanity and spirituality, and often results in installations made up of found and made objects, photography, drawing, text and documentation of social interventions such as graffiti or fly posting.

Cora’s installations aim to democratise ‘high’ and ‘low’ personal and cultural references in order to present their equal beauty, creating humorous, tender, celebratory and open-ended works that prompt viewers to introduce their own associations, experiences and memories.

Cora was selected for the 2018/19 City & Guilds of London School of Art Award by artist Andrew Grassie, Tamiko O’Brien (Principal, City & Guilds) and Charlie Coffey (Residencies & Awards Manager, Acme) from a shortlist of six MA graduate artists from City & Guilds of London School of Art.

City & Guilds of London School of Art Award

The award is a partnership between Acme and City & Guilds of London School of Art. With the goal of providing a bridge between college and professional practice, the award includes a bursary, rent-free studio space and a mentoring programme tailored specifically to the graduate’s practice. Recipients of Acme’s Graduate Award Programme occupy shared and adjacent studio space in order to foster and encourage a greater degree of peer support and an environment of growth, risk-taking and excellence.