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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Visit our final Artist in Residence Open Studios of 2016!

Bethan Lloyd Worthington

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

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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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Helmut Völter: V&A Goethe Photography Resident finishes at the V&A

We have just said goodbye to our V&A Goethe Photography Resident Helmut Völter, this was a residency in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut London. Helmut has spent six months working at the V&A, exploring our galleries, stores and objects and working with various people across the Museum to gain insight into our collection to broaden his own […]

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Paraa visit Blythe House

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Paraa: V&A Research Institute (VARI) Offsite Residents August 2016 – October 2016 Paraa is an architectural studio based in Bangladesh which focuses on enhancing spaces for communities through interdisciplinary practice. As an organisation embedded in collaboration their team varies depending on the type of project they are engaged in. The team in residence with the […]

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Reading Proposition, an installation at the National Art Library

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Reading Proposition, a one-day installation for the London Design Festival by Helmut Völter at the National Art Library, Sunday, September 18, 11 am – 3 pm Special event at 1 pm: Helmut Völter in conversation with V&A Photographs Curator Susanna Brown about his residency and research on the V&A’s Photographic Collections   On Sunday, September […]

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The Cabinets

The Cabinets. An installation by Helmut Völter. On display in the lunchroom of the V&A, September 17-23. The Cabinet with the number 54, category “Remember,” shows the photograph of a windmill, of a bird in flight and of a mathematical model. It is one of 13 cabinets that form together my installation “The Cabinets,” which […]

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London Design Festival: Artist in Residence Installations

Our Artists in Residence have completed their installations for London Design Festival. The London Design Festival is an annual event, held to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world and as the gateway to the international creative community. The Festival will be held 17-25 September 2016 at the V&A and other venues […]

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London Design Festival 2016: V&A Finnish Institute in London Ceramics Resident Pauliina Pöllänen

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Our artists in residence are getting ready for London Design Festival at the V&A and throughout London. The London Design Festival is an annual event, held to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world and as the gateway to the international creative community. The Festival will be held 17-25 September 2016. […]

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New Open Call for Gilbert Collection Residency

Loan:Gilbert.28-2008

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Gold and enamel beaker, Europe, 1600-25.
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Gold and enamel

Gold and enamelled beaker, made in Europe, c. 1600-1620, Museum no. Loan:Gilbert.28-2008. © The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. We have just issued a new open call for applications for a residency responding to the V&A’s Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection. Intricate craft and a sense of […]

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