Resident Artists

With an exciting and ever-changing programme of artists and designers of all different disciplines, there’s never a dull moment in our residency studios. This board shows photos of residents' work - finished and in progress - and will give you an insight into what it’s like to be in residence at the world’s greatest museum of art and design.
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Exhibition Road Drawing Resident: Liam O’Connor, April 2014 – April 2015

Exhibition Road Drawing Resident: Liam O’Connor, April 2014 – April 2015

Exhibition Road Drawing Resident: Liam O’Connor, April 2014 – April 2015

Exhibition Road Drawing Resident: Liam O’Connor, April 2014 – April 2015

On next Wednesday 11 November, visit V&A Ceramic Resident, Matt Smith in his studio on Level 6 to find out more about his residency at the Museum, his creative practice and his work in progress. Supported by Maurice and Rosemary Lambert. Free. Drop in!

On next Wednesday 11 November, visit V&A Ceramic Resident, Matt Smith in his studio on Level 6 to find out more about his residency at the Museum, his creative practice and his work in progress. Supported by Maurice and Rosemary Lambert.

V&A Ceramic Resident, Matt Smith took this beautiful photo in warehouses of industrial plaster molds at Stoke-on-Trent. The former Spode factory site houses a large quantity of these molds which were formerly used in mass manufacturing and are now redundant. More interesting story about this place and photos can found in below link.

V&A Ceramic Resident, Matt Smith took this beautiful photo in warehouses of industrial plaster molds at Stoke-on-Trent. The former Spode factory site houses a large quantity of these molds which were formerly used in mass manufacturing and are now redundant. More interesting story about this place and photos can found in below link.

When the artist is truly immersed in his work.  V&A Ceramics Resident: Matt Smith. 24th November, 2015. Photo: Peter Kelleher

When the artist is truly immersed in his work. V&A Ceramics Resident: Matt Smith.

"No Black, No Dogs, No Irish". The latest redisplay of the cases outside the ceramic studio(level 6) is a collection of ceramics portraying black people and dogs, which is an ugly example of historic discrimination. Through this object, our ceramic resident artist, Matt shows that what and who is considered important and what is socially acceptable alters as society changes.

"No Black, No Dogs, No Irish". The latest redisplay of the cases outside the ceramic studio(level 6) is a collection of ceramics portraying black people and dogs, which is an ugly example of historic discrimination. Through this object, our ceramic resident artist, Matt shows that what and who is considered important and what is socially acceptable alters as society changes.

Book your free ticket and step inside Trajan's column at the V&A to experience a unique and bespoke performance by our music resident Liam Byrne, just for you! Fore more info: http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/5283/inside-voices-1444791107/

Liam Byrne, viola da gamba: Two Corants for Lyra Viol by Alfonso Ferrabosco II

Exhibition Road Drawing Resident: Liam O’Connor, April 2014 – April 2015

Exhibition Road Drawing Resident: Liam O’Connor, April 2014 – April 2015

Visit Matt in his studio on Level 6 to find out more about his residency at the Museum, his creative practice and his work in progress. Next open studio is 1-4pm on 12th December 2015!  All Free. Drop in.

Visit Matt in his studio on Level 6 to find out more about his residency at the Museum, his creative practice and his work in progress. Next open studio is on December All Free.

Friday Late : V&A Ceramic Resident, Matt Smith explored what the figurines can tell us about contemporary gender as a performance at the Friday Late which took place on Friday 30th October. Smith has curated a collection of historic figurines, objects and molds to shake up our perspective and create new ways of viewing the past.

Held on the last Friday in every month (except December) when the Museum is open from to with Friday Late events starting at

Have a look at our newly published short film on the former resident artist, Liam Byrne’s Inside Voices project, which captures the very special atmosphere inside Trajan’s Column and the reactions of those who signed up for this very special musical experience!  Inside Voices was a performance in process by viola da gamba player Liam Byrne, who was in residence at the V&A between April and October 2015.

Film of Liam Byrne’s Inside Voices

Come and meet our ceramics resident Amy Hughes this Saturday 20 June as she opens up her studio in the ceramic galleries and learn more about how she is working with industry in Stoke to create individual items within small production runs: http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/5041/amy-hughes-ceramics-resident-2112547778/

Come and meet our ceramics resident Amy Hughes this Saturday 20 June as she opens up her studio in the ceramic galleries and learn more about how she is working with industry in Stoke to create individual items within small production runs: http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/5041/amy-hughes-ceramics-resident-2112547778/

Have your met our new Exhibition Road resident? Come and visit Jamie Jenkinson's studio this Saturday 20 June at 11 am and 2 pm to find out more about his creative practice, his work in progress and his residency at the Museum tied to the Exhibition Road Building Project: http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/5302/open-studio-jamie-jenkinson-exhibition-road-digital-artist-476410359/.

Have your met our new Exhibition Road resident? Come and visit Jamie Jenkinson's studio this Saturday 20 June at 11 am and 2 pm to find out more about his creative practice, his work in progress and his residency at the Museum tied to the Exhibition Road Building Project: http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/5302/open-studio-jamie-jenkinson-exhibition-road-digital-artist-476410359/.

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