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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Week 7: If loving a goat is wrong, we don’t want to be right

During the last two weeks we have been going through the museum to scan the first objects we found both good-looking (e.g. Narcissus, Museum no. 7560-1861) and interesting. Ticking both boxes, the life-sized, porcelain Meissen goat (Museum no. C.111-1932) evoked great feelings of joy with all of us and so it was agreed that this had to be our first Muse. The goat is one of […]

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Focus on Texture and Movement

Today I popped up to the Ceramics Resident Studio and had a chat with Nao about his work during his Open Studio. He showed me some of the pieces he’s been working on and told me about the new developments he has made. His focus on texture and movement are a result of his drawings […]

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Liam’s first gallery demonstration

Last week we showed you what our Exhibition Road Drawing Resident, Liam O’Connor, has been doing in his studio. This week Liam brought his work out into the gallery so visitors to the Museum could see it for themselves. The reason we have Liam doing these gallery demonstrations is because it is no longer easy […]

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Exploring the Museum with Nao

One of the perks of  being an Artist in Residence at the V&A is getting access to people, objects and places that aren’t normally available to the public. Last week our Ceramics Resident Nao went for a look around The Dome and took some photos to share his experience.

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From Digital to Physical – an update from The T/Shirt Issue studio

Digital Design Residents The T/Shirt Issue have been busy over the past couple of weeks finding inspiration from the Museum collections and creating paper patterns which turn into wonderful 3D paper sculptures. We are loving the animals they have popping out of the wall of the studio and can’t wait to see what will emerge […]

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Update from Liam’s studio

Our Exhibition Road Drawing Resident Liam O’Connor has settled into his studio and is making trips to the Exhibition Road building site collecting interesting objects, inspiration and forming realationships with the construction workers. Liam has been making sketches of the site as well as experimenting with the materials that are left as waste by the […]

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The T/Shirt Issue – first V&A blog post

Hello and welcome to our first blog post!  We’re about to embark on a journey to the centre of the V&A and would very much like to share this special experience with you. Hosted by both the Museum and the Goethe Institut London, our Digital Design Residency will run from April until the end of […]

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Come see our ceramics artist during Open Studio

On Saturday we held our first open studio for our ceramics artist in resident, Nao Mastunaga. Nao has been searching the collections and gathering inspiration to create works that look into otherworldly ideas surrounding mythical animals and their physical representations. He has been working on sketches on paper and in clay which whilst being standalone […]

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Exciting first week for our residents

After their introduction to the Museum our new Artists in Residence have started to release their creativity within their new studio spaces. Here are some photos to share how they’ve been getting on in their first week. We can’t wait to see what they do with a bit more time! Follow what our artists are […]

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A farewell Q&A with Sophia George

We will sadly be bidding our Games Designer in residence, Sophia George, goodbye in a few days time. I thought I would grab her for a few questions about her residency before she leaves. LS: What was it like to be based in the V&A for six months? SG: It was great to be based […]

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