Quite a number of people – off and online – have been posing the ‘which glue’ question. I am absolutely not an expert, so in no way should this be taken as the definitive solution. The glue I use is PVA, widely available from art / stationary shops. Before I embarked on such a major body of work, I ran a number of trials using this and other adhesives. I also contacted a number of professionals for advice ‐ including the Head of Sculpture Conservation at Liverpool Museums. PVA was generally considered to be a good choice. Plus points: â¢ good viscosity â¢ can be delivered accurately, thousands of times over, via a syringe â¢ dries quickly, but not instantly â¢ water soluble â¢ cleans up round edges reasonably well â¢ clear when dry â¢ good longevity â¢ doesn’t discolour unduly over time â¢ doesn’t require two compounds â¢ no fumes I may well find that I get my come-uppance in years to come! In the mean time I am always open to suggestions.
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.