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.

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‘A Confusing Welcome’, 2010. RCA Graduation Show.
Photo: Ester Segarra

Meet the New Artists in Residence

October brings falling leaves and chilly nights but for us it also means new residents! We would like to introduce six (yes, six!) residents who will be drawing inspiration from the Museum collections during the next six months. Matthew Raw October 2014 – March 2015 Supported by Jeremy and Margaret Strachan Matthew Raw is an […]

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new iPad game, Strawberry Thief

The Strawberry Thief iPad Game

I’m extremely excited to announce the launch of my new iPad game, Strawberry Thief. It’s changed a lot since the early prototype I made at the V&A earlier in the year, but I am thrilled with how the finished piece turned out. Download: Strawberry Thief Free iPad Game I was Games Designer in Residence at the […]

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Part of a series of panoramic photos taken by a resident from the 20th floor of Frinstead House. © Nahid.

Vinyl Replay at Open Studio event

Art was made social on the 11th and 12th October as part of Kensington and Hammersmith Open Studios. Many thanks to the 48 visitors who each spent a good hour or so absorbing the displays, watching the film programme, selecting and playing vinyl and then leaving a mark on the large scale drawing. The curated film programme […]

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Film poster display at No Object. © Constantine Gras

From No Object to Your Object

No Object My studio is a 1966 council flat that has no domestic furnishings. I invited visitors to bring an object from home and to tell me a story. Many thanks to visitors and participants in No Object. You brought my studio to life for a day with your stories about a milk and marmalade […]

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© The T/Shirt Issue

THE END

Yes. We’re nearly there. Five months have flown by and the clock says only 40 hours left until we open the doors to our London Design Festival display. ‘Dream-Land’ means a great deal to us, as it will be our very last work made under the moniker The T/Shirt Issue. With this last installation we […]

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© The T/Shirt Issue

Week 24: Sit Down and Sew

The interface we use to stiffen the fabric serves as the backbone of the eventual piece, making all the difference in its precision. How many hands does it take to translate thousands of laser-cut polygons onto fabric? Well, at least an extra 10. A few to iron the interface onto the jersey, a few more […]

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© James Rigler

Sneak Peek at James Rigler’s LDF Display

It’s almost time for our Artists in Residence to begin installing their displays for London Design Festival and we have a familiar face reutrning who has offered us this intriguing sneak preview. James Rigler, a previous Ceramics Resident, is installing mysterious looking objects inside of the cast of Trajan’s Column in the Cast Courts. What needs […]

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© Nao Matsunaga.

Sneak Peek at Nao’s LDF Display

With London Design Festival just around the corner our Artists in Residence have been busy creating their displays. While they have been keeping things quite secretive I managed to get a few sneaky photos of what Nao Mastunaga, our Ceramics Resident, has been working on. Can you figure out what he has made? How big […]

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Open Age group in the House with 40 rooms. © Constantine Gras

Horizons West

It might not be the final frontier. But this blog entry begins and ends with space. The big bang of the widescreen, large format and panoramic. A location for an artist to perform and connect with people. The contested politics of space, building homes and forging communities. First stop. Let me beam you to my […]

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Stone hugging in oil pastels. © Constantine Gras

Artistic habitations

Beyond the garden fence of the studio, the building work of More West progresses. Insulation material is being installed. Inside, I’m holding court on my first open day. It was great to see old and especially new faces. Allan Tyrrell was born in the area. Eman Yosry is a more recent resident. They met for […]

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