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Rebecca English

Author: Rebecca English (Assistant Programme Manager (Schools))
After the success of last year’s project, the Schools Team ran Graphic Gathering for the second year, launching it during the London Design Festival and culminating with a celebratory awards ceremony here at the V&A last Thursday. Runners-up, winners from each school and overall winners were announced. Graphic Gathering aims to give secondary students an insight into design at Higher...
Author: Rebecca English (Assistant Programme Manager (Schools))
This year the Schools team launched a new digital coding workshop as part of our programme for Secondary Schools. Coding is becoming an increasingly prevalent design tool; it is both a new ‘material’ that artists can use and an inspiration for their subject matter. Programmers who work with code to create computer programmes are a recent addition to the creative arts community and we...
Author: Rebecca English (Assistant Programme Manager Schools)
As part of the V&A Schools DesignLab series, we invited Year 8 and 9 students from Elthorne Park High School to take part in an extended project with the Toshiba: Japan Ceramics Resident, Keiko Masumoto. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London Students were introduced to Keiko Masumoto’s professional practice through a studio visit and presentation of the artist’s work. Keiko is...
Author: Rebecca English (Assistant Programme Manager Schools)
V&A Schools ran a DesignLab project this summer in collaboration with Sam Winston, one of the 20 artists asked to make work for Sky Arts Ignition: Memory Palace. The exhibition is a walk-in story that brings to life a new work of fiction by the author Hari Kunzru. The book is set in a dystopian London, describing a world where reading the memories of others is forbidden and by recording your...
Author: Rebecca English (Assistant Programme Manager)
This year we introduced new Art & Design workshops for Primary Schools. One of those sessions, Pop Up Stories, is led by Sarah Bridgland , a graphic artist and former student from the Royal College of Art, who works in 3D collage. We worked with Sarah to develop a session which would allow pupils to explore stories hidden in the V&A’s collections and get lost in a world of...
Author: Rebecca English (Assistant Programme Manager)
Last October, I posted about Graphic Gathering, a new project for schools. The project aimed to give secondary students an insight into design at Higher Education and industry level by answering a real-life brief delivered by V&A and D&AD. On the 5th of February we welcomed back participating schools from across the UK to present their responses to the D&AD White Pencil Open brief....
Author: Rebecca English (Assistant Programme Manager)
In December the schools team worked with current artist in residence Keith Harrison on a DesignLab project with students from Langley Academy. DesignLab is a programme of projects that explore new ways of engaging students with art & design. It brings schools together with museum educators & curators, practising artists & designers and the museum's collections to work on projects...
Author: Rebecca English (Assistant Programme Manager)
Take over day at the V&AThis November, the V&A took part in Takeover day organised by the Children’s Commissioner for England and Kids in Museums. We invited students from two different schools, Langley Academy and Woolwich Polytechnic to come and ‘take over’ our exhibitions team and find out what goes into curating, organising and designing a blockbuster exhibition for...
Author: Rebecca English (Assistant Programme Manager)
On Tuesday 2 October we welcomed 200 students from secondary schools across the UK to take part in the launch of Graphic Gathering. This new project aims to give secondary students an insight into design at Higher Education and industry level by answering a real-life brief delivered by the V&A and D&AD. D&AD exists to inform, educate and inspire those who work in and around the...