It has been an exciting time for Contemporary Textiles at the V&A with two new fabulous pieces acquired for the collection from COLLECT 2007. The first, a woven tapestry by Jo Barker (represented by The Scottish Gallery). Dappled Circle – Scarlet 2007 45 x 84cm Cotton warp (12 w.p.i.), wool, linen, cotton & embroidery thread. ‘The new piece Dappled Circle – Scarlet, woven for C0LLECT 2007, uses a quality of light that fascinated me on my study trip (Egypt). The way the light is filtered through the fretwork screens in buildings. It also has the circle motif that I have been working with for many years, but this time as a more solid form as a base for the dappled light pattern. The grey ripples act as a softer, subtler sense of movement within the composition.”
Artists in Residence at the V&A
With an exciting and ever-changing programme of artists and designers, there’s never a dull moment in our residency studios. We will give you an exclusive look into what it’s like to be in residence at the world’s greatest museum of art and design.
We have a thriving and exciting programme of artists in residence here at the Museum, with at least two practitioners inhabiting our studios at any given time.
Here we show the process of being an artist or designer in residence here at the V&A, with behind-the-scenes insights and stories from Residency Co-ordinator, Laura Southall, and the artists themselves.