I know I can’t be alone in the feeling that as each year passes, time definitely goes faster… First thought on waking this morning was ‘No! not the last day of 2005 ‐ I’m not ready!’ In truth, my head is probably still hovering somewhere around early May. When you’re six, the summers drift on lazily forever. Now, some months seem to end before they even start. A theory: When you’re six ‐ a year is a sixth of your life; when you’re sixty ‐ it’s a sixtieth. So it’s obviously not as long – things are bound to speed up. Returned from a party last night to devastation in the studio. A top shelf (which had lain slithered and propped on the contents of the shelf below it for weeks awaiting repair) had finally ripped through its remaining supports, crashed down onto a large bowl of sand and piles of other stuff seeking a home and catapulted its load into a huge, dishevelled heap of books, papers, receipts and beach. Great. And it is at this point that I can feel a New Years Res. (of the stitch in time variety) rearing its told you so head. (Took photos of the chaos to inject some down to earth reality into this blog. Posting one will definitely shatter any illusions of organised artist. I’m supposed to be a professional.) I like a new year. I know its only a date but with the optimism and promise that comes with lengthening daylight, it feels a good time to smooth open a new page and think that THIS year I really will get more organised, manage time better, meet those deadlines. Trouble is ‐ they’re the same resolutions as last year … and the year before. So, on that note… I’m off for a drink! Thank you everyone for all your support and encouragement through 2005. Here’s to health, peace and chaos in 2006. Happy New Year!
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.