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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A Thirty-One Note Lovesong

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The V&A’s Friday Late in October 2015 is all about the Potteries.  To tie in with it, I got the opportunity to explore warehouses of industrial plaster molds at Stoke-on-Trent.  The former Spode factory site houses a large quantity of these molds which were formerly used in mass manufacturing and are now redundant. The site […]

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Busy Few Weeks


The past few weeks have been really busy since LDF, featuring a collaboration between Amy Hughes, Phil Goss and myself, which will also feature in the next Friday Late ‘The Potteries’. This was followed by Digital Design Weekend which featured the below video of a walk around the V&A: The Floor, iPhone 6, 2015 After this […]

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Studio Visit from Elephant Magazine


It’s been a busy few weeks! and in the middle of it all Elephant Magazine came along to do a studio visit at my space in the V&A which is now online here:  

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1st open studio, October 2015

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  I am a new artist in residence at the V&A: Samsung Korean Digital Art Resident, Yiyun Kang. On 14th, October, I had a first open studio at the Sackler Studio 1.  As I use sort of an ephemeral medium; projection mapping, it is usually hard to conserve in a tangible object-format. Therefore I decided to facilitate […]

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New open call: V&A Finnish Institute in London Ceramics Residency

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We are delighted to announce a new open call for a Finnish ceramic residency in collaboration with the Finnish Institute in London. The Residency will be based in our purpose-built studio in the Ceramics galleries at the V&A South Kensington. It will take place over a six-month period from 4 April to 30 September 2016 and is open […]

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Liam Byrne’s Ambrophonic Lyre


Yesterday our music resident Liam Byrne did a demo of the first prototype of his Ambrophonic Lyre in the Museum’s 20th century galleries.           Combining elements of three historical instruments (lirone, baryton and viola da gamba), Liam’s ambrophonic lyre was made with 19 strings, two fretboards, components from an electric guitar and some simple robotics. […]

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Tryst: Industry Meets the Studio Maker

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Head up to the ceramic galleries in Level 6 and don’t miss Amy Hughes’ presentation of Tryst, the culmination of her collaborative project with the V&A and 1882Ltd. Taking direct inspiration from 18th Century porcelain wares, Tryst stems from Amy’s desire to make such objects accessible to contemporary audiences and restore their former status as […]

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Heavy Space Utilisation

Heavy Space Utilisation

Keep an eye out for Matthew Raw’s and Thom Swann’s Heavy Space Utilisation on the ground floor, at the bottom of our glass lift in Gallery 10b of the Medieval & Renaissance Galleries. A new work by former artists in residence Matthew Raw and Thom Swann, Heavy Space Utilisation is a contemporary typographic mosaic which challenges the […]

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Our residents projects during LDF

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London Design Festival (LDF) is taking place this week and our residents have been keeping busy installing several great projects throughout the museum galleries! Our ceramic resident Amy Jayne Hughes and our Exhibition Road digital resident Jamie Jenkinson have teamed up with illustrator Phil Goss to create an exciting new multidisciplinary work for LDF, which […]

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Open call for residency at the V&A Museum of Childhood


We have recently issued an open call for applications for a residency at the V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green. This new residency opportunity is targeted at artists, designers and architects who wish to develop their practice in new ways by working with the Museum of Childhood’s collections and developing public engagement activities. We […]

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