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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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

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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

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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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Building Structures

Building Structures

Yesterday I ran a screening of artist film and video discussing the use of structures, both physically and methodologically as a feature in their work. The event went great, and a huge thanks to everyone that came, and especially the artists: RL Wilson, Simon Payne, Gareth Polmeer, Suky Best, Fan Hong and William Raban. Look […]

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Historical Interventions

On the 17th and 18th of July, a group of students from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama will be taking over the museum with a series of performance interventions involving old music, led by resident artist Liam Byrne. From 4-9pm on Friday and 1-4pm on Saturday, musical performances will be popping up throughout […]

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AJH For Symmetry Breakfast

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  This week I was really excited to design and make some tableware for a friend at the Museum and have it feature on their fantastic social media accounts ‘Symmetry Breakfast’. Their instagram has nearly 300k followers and features daily pictures of scrumptious and elaborate breakfast dishes made by him for him and his partner. […]

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Liam Byrne interview on BBC Radio 3

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Our music resident Liam Byrne was interviewed and performed in BBC Radio 3 yesterday. He talked about his residency and his relationship to the V&A collection – and of course about his upcoming performances inside Trajan’s column! You can listen to it in the link below, Liam starts talking at 1:21:34 and then again at 1:37:52. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05xqczq […]

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