New Open Call for Gilbert Collection Residency

September 5, 2016

Loan:Gilbert.28-2008 Beaker Gold and enamel beaker, Europe, 1600-25. Europe 1600-1625 Gold and enamel

Gold and enamelled beaker, made in Europe, c. 1600-1620, Museum no. Loan:Gilbert.28-2008. © The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

We have just issued a new open call for applications for a residency responding to the V&A’s Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection.

Intricate craft and a sense of wonder characterize many of the works collected by Sir Arthur Gilbert and his first wife Rosalinde during the second half of the twentieth century. This is particularly true for those masterpieces that play with the idea of the minuscule: from small gold boxes to painted enamel miniatures, from the ornamental details of silver to micromosaics.

We are looking for residency proposals that draw on this fascination with virtuoso artistry on a small scale, and the effect it has on viewers. Applicants can be UK-based designers or makers working in a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to all materials and techniques represented in the collection.

The residency will take place between April 2017 and October 2017 and is only open to UK-based practitioners. The Museum will provide a studio at the V&A South Kensington, a bursary of £8,000 (taxable) and an additional £5,000 budget for production and materials needed for any public facing activities.  A team drawn from the Museum’s staff will provide support throughout the project.

Closing date for applications: 7 November 2016

Interviews with short-listed artists: 5 December 2016

Click here for more information on how to apply.

About the author

September 5, 2016

I oversee the V&A's residency programme, supporting artists, designers and other creative practitioners who are invited to undertake research, develop public programmes and create work inspired by the museum’s collections.

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