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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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. […]

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Field Day

This weekend as part of my residency I was at Field Day festival in Victoria park. There we set up an offsite space in conjunction with All of This Belongs to You, where I talked to people about my residency at the V&A and ran a quick workshop on how to use video as a […]

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Inside Voices, a performance in process by music resident Liam Byrne

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    Booking has opened for Inside Voices, Liam Byrne’s performance in process inside Trajan’s Column! Between 23 and 28 June, Liam will invite members of the public to join him inside the magnificent Victorian plaster cast of Trajan’s Column, where he will be giving a series of short performances of Baroque music for one […]

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Residency Extracurricular


Jamie, Liam and I were privileged this week to be invited to the launch of the Bank of England’s ‘Who will be on the next £20 note campaign’ in the Paintings Galleries. Open to public and it can be anyone at all, the only stipulates being they must have worked in the visual arts and now […]

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Tea & Oatcakes


This week I have been up to Stoke on Trent to visit some of the manufacturers that we are going to be working with us on the project. These people, the majority of whom have worked in the industry-most likely their families too, their entire lives. Seeing the area and industry go through major changes, […]

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Vase Mania!


(Bit of a longer blog posting…) Just to give you a bit of background, the thinking behind this whole project is very much around ‘Vase Mania’: the vase being a symbol of the ancient world, a practical object and a design motif, I hope to restore its former status as the ultimate accessory. Taking inspiration […]

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Just over a month into my residency, and settling in well. Alongside working with the Exhibition Road site and team, I’ve also been exploring the V&A, including Blythe House where they item not on display from the V&A’s collection for either conservation and/or storage. Two videos are a result of these explorations. Firstly is a […]

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Residency Programme Upcoming Events

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Have you met our resident artists yet? Do come and meet them at the fantastic events that they have lined up in the Museum in May and June! May Thursday 21 May at 13.00 to 14.00 (Meeting at Grand Entrance Meeting Point): Jamie Jenkinson will be giving a talk comparing the video pixel to mosaic […]

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