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 leading 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 Carderera, and the artists themselves.

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Open Week in the Ceramics Residency Studio

Showcave, Bethan Lloyd Worthington

The Open Week marks the end of artist Bethan Lloyd Worthington‘s six month residency in the Ceramics Collections. The studio will be cleared for a display of new work, fragments and plans for future projects exploring landscape and place.

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Lubna Chowdhary announced as next V&A Ceramic Resident

We are delighted to announce that Lubna Chowdhary will be the next V&A Ceramics Resident during the period April to September 2017. Lubna has been working in the field of ceramics for over 25 years during which time, the nature and application of her work has moved between sculpture, design and craft. Her projects are largely […]

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Close to the Skin, new display and short film by Noor Ali Chagani

Close to the Skin is a display and short film by our previous V&A Jameel Resident Noor Ali Chagani. It will be on display in Gallery 47 c for one week only (until 1 March) so do come by and see the work Chagani produced during his residency. Chagani will also be speaking at our conference The […]

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Silvia Weidenbach announced as the first V&A Gilbert Collection Resident

We are delighted to announce our first Gilbert Collection Resident: Silvia Weidenbach who will start her residency in April and be with us until October 2017. Weidenbach is a German designer based in London. She holds an MA in Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery from the Royal College of Art, London and a Diploma in […]

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V&A Resident Julian Melchiorri wins The Arts Foundation Award for Materials Innovation

We are delighted to announce that Julian Melchiorri: Exhibition Road Engineering Resident has won The Arts Foundation award for Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers’ Foundation, 2017.  The Arts Foundation was set up in 1990 to help artists and celebrate the existence of art. The Foundation awards financial assistance to talented, emerging artists at a time in […]

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Want to hear more from our V&A Ceramics Resident Bethan Lloyd Worthington?

Bethan Lloyd Worthington is a London based artist who works with drawing, objects and installation to explore themes of place and fragmentation through time. She is particularly interested in archaeology as an inter-relationship with science, landscape, place, etymology, speculation and magic. Ceramics as a medium and an interest form the bedrock of her practice but […]

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What if I say this is a cave? Ceramics Residency Display Case

Bethan Lloyd Worthington V&A Residency Display Case

These objects are beginnings – threads I’ve been pulling at and fastening on to other things. They’re currently on display outside my studio on level 6.

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Visit our final Artist in Residence Open Studios of 2016!

Visit our three artists in residence as they open their doors for the last Open Studios of 2016 on Wednesday 14 December! Please see below for exact meeting points at 13.00 sharp for Julian Melchiorri and Noor Ali Chagani. Bethan Lloyd Worthington will open up her studio in the Ceramics Galleries on level 6 between 13.00 […]

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Bethan Lloyd Worthington: V&A Ceramics Resident

Have you seen this cup? It could be anywhere here, really. Bethan Lloyd Worthington, 2015 Porcelain, needlepoint tapestry, wood, dye

    If you were to (somewhat arbitrarily) type ‘landscape’ into the V&A ceramics database, it would return 2088 results. I strongly suspect that this doesn’t pick up many of the more tenuously or conceptually related objects, but it’s an indication of the scale of the subject. Ceramics deals with landscape in so many ways […]

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New ceramics residency open call for applications

We have just issued a new open call for a ceramics residency for mid-career and established UK-based studio ceramicists. The deadline for applications is 8 January 2017. We welcome applications from mid-career and established UK-based studio ceramicists who wish to develop their practice in new ways by working with the V&A’s collections and developing public […]

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