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Author: Laura Southall (Residencies Coordinator)
We will sadly be bidding our Games Designer in residence, Sophia George, goodbye in a few days time. I thought I would grab her for a few questions about her residency before she leaves.LS: What was it like to be based in the V&A for six months?SG: It was great to be based in such a creative environment. There’s always something exciting going on – preparations for Friday Lates,...
Author: Laura Southall (Residencies Coordinator)
The end of March sees Sophia, Marcia and James coming to the end of their residencies here at the Museum. With this in mind I thought I would pop up to James' studio and share with you some pictures of what's been going on up there!If you'd like a chance to hear more about James' residency, an excellent opportunity would be a free gallery talk he's giving on Monday March 10....
Author: Laura Southall (Residencies Coordinator)
We're pleased to announce that we have appointed three new residents who will start at the Museum on 1 April this year.Nao Matsunaga: Ceramics ResidentNao will be taking over the ceramics studio on level 6 from 1 April until the end of September 2014. He will be looking at different methods of abstraction and other-worldliness in the collections. Nao recently won the British Ceramics Biennial...
Author: Laura Southall (Residencies Coordinator)
The New Year marks just three months left of James and Sophia’s residencies! Both have a lots lined up between now and the end of March and we’ll also be welcoming our new visual artist in residence, Marcia Kure, in a few days time. Open studios are still running regularly – the dates of which you can see on the artists’ individual web pages – and now’s a great...
James sketches
Author: Laura Southall (Residencies Coordinator)
James Rigler has been very busy up in his studio in recent weeks. I wanted to share a few snaps of what he's been creating, inspired by the architectural shapes, furniture and textures around the Museum. James is posting regular photos on his instagram account and if you'd like to see all of James' work and his studio in person, then do come along to our open studios. Dates before...
Sophia George in her studio. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Author: Laura Southall (Residency Coordinator)
We’re gearing up for our first ever games jam here at the Museum. Sophia, our games designer in residence, suggested the idea in her interview and we have managed to make it happen with the help of our Digital Team.The event will take place this Saturday and Sunday where teams will be working together to design a game inspired by our Medieval & Renaissance galleries. The theme is...
Inside Trajan's column
Author: Laura Southall (Residencies Coordinator)
James Rigler and Sophia George have been with us just over a month now, and both are settling in brilliantly.James’ studio is looking busy and colourful, and he’s started to create some clay works that respond to the V&A’s architectural forms. This one is getting ready to be fired in our little kiln that we have in the studio.James also had the treat of venturing inside...
Author: Laura Southall (Residency Coordinator)
On the 1st October we welcomed our new artists in residence into the V&A fold.Sophia George, BAFTA award winning games designer and one of our youngest ever residents at only 23 years old, is creating a gamers hub in the smaller of our Sackler centre studios. By the end of her six months with us we hope that Sophia will have designed a digital game inspired by the British Galleries. She is...
Author: Laura Southall (Residency Coordinator)
The end of September saw us bid farewell to our two artists in residence, designer Julia Lohmann and ceramicist Keiko Masumoto, and after six months in the Museum, they certainly went out with a bang. Both artists took part in some extremely successful open studios as part of London Design Festival - Julia welcomed over 400 visitors to her studio in just one afternoon! Julia Lohmann, "Oki...