Just over a year ago, I ran a tapestry course in the V&A’s Studio. Have been asked to run another one in September and this time we will have three full days to experiment and develop ideas. Last year, Douglas Robertson, an artist working in and around the islands of NW Scotland, used the course to extend his technical vocabulary (pages from his sketchbook above). A selection of the students woven explorations are pictured above and in the thumbnails below. To have the opportunity to teach, learn and work practically ‐ whilst being able to refer directly to the museum’s stunning tapestry collection for inspiration ‐ is a pretty special experience. Above: Woven textile fragment, Egypt, 300-400. Linen cloth with tapestry band in coloured wools. Museum no. 819‐1905 The course runs from Monday 3 ‐ Wednesday 5 September 10.30 ‐ 16.30. I’ve heard places are filling, so if interested, you may book online at http://www.vam.ac.uk/tickets or by calling the bookings office on 020 7942 2211. Click on the thumbnails below for larger versions.
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.