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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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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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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