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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One month to go…

The end of March sees Sophia, Marcia and James coming to the end of their residencies here at the Museum. With this in mind I thought I would pop up to James’ studio and share with you some pictures of what’s been going on up there! If you’d like a chance to hear more about […]

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Looking forward to my residency

My name is Liam O’Connor and from the 1 April this year, I will have a studio at the V&A as the Exhibition Road drawing resident. I’ll have access to this studio for a whole year and will be looking at documenting and working with the building site that will eventually be the site of […]

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Game testing at the Museum of Childhood

Recently, we decided to mix things up and hold some open studio sessions at the V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green, as the games I design are largely aimed at children. I was sat amongst the dollhouse collection of the museum, with my sketchbook, notes, books I’ve been studying from and six iPads running my Strawberry […]

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Future Residents

We’re pleased to announce that we have appointed three new residents who will start at the Museum on 1 April this year. Nao Matsunaga: Ceramics Resident Nao will be taking over the ceramics studio on level 6 from 1 April until the end of September 2014. He will be looking at different methods of abstraction […]

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School on the Beach

School submissions to World Beach are always a delight.
Here, from students working in stunning and remote locations towards the extremities of our planet.

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New Year updates from the residency programme

The New Year marks just three months left of James and Sophia’s residencies! Both have a lots lined up between now and the end of March and we’ll also be welcoming our new visual artist in residence, Marcia Kure, in a few days time. Open studios are still running regularly – the dates of which […]

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Heroes & Villains: Creative Life Drawing workshop

Earlier in December we held a free game-themed life drawing session with London Drawing in my open studio. Life Drawing was something that I was taught when studying my Games Art and Design degree at Norwich University of the Arts. Life drawing is very important to games artists – in particular character designers, as they need […]

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New work by James Rigler

James Rigler has been very busy up in his studio in recent weeks. I wanted to share a few snaps of what he’s been creating, inspired by the architectural shapes, furniture and textures around the Museum. James is posting regular photos on his instagram account and if you’d like to see all of James’ work […]

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The V&A Games Jam

We’re gearing up for our first ever games jam here at the Museum. Sophia, our games designer in residence, suggested the idea in her interview and we have managed to make it happen with the help of our Digital Team. The event will take place this Saturday and Sunday where teams will be working together […]

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The first few weeks of my V&A residency

For those new to this blog, I’m Sophia George and I will be working in the Museum until April next year developing a game design inspired by the British Galleries, which displays art and design from 1500-1900. After my residency finishes, I will be working at the University of Abertay in Dundee to create the […]

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