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Victoria and Albert Museum Artist in Residence

About this project

While Artist in Residence at the Victoria and Albert Museum (October 2018 - July 2019), I started to unpick the relationship between repair and as it appears in the museum: as representation (in prints, paintings etc); as actual repairs in objects acquired by the museum; and as an occasional act within the greater conservation practices there.

I responded to my research by making and repairing artefacts, which I exhibited in the museum 15-22 September 2019, and a publication.


£125 — £500


repair, conservation, residency, mending, craft research, archives, darning, patching, digital, object care


Ceramics, Pottery, Traditional, Textiles


Ceramics, Glass, Mixed Media, Textiles
Enamel Vessel (2019)
Photographer: Bridget Harvey
Found cloisonne vessel, visibly repaired
Linen Tape Bowl (2019)
Photographer: Bridget Harvey
Ceramic bowl, linen tape, adhesive
V&A residency studio
Photographer: Bridget Harvey
During my residency I used the wall of my studio to collate my ideas, pictures of the objects I had seen and quotes
Repair-Making and the Museum
Photographer: Bridget Harvey
booklet (available on my website) created about my V&A residency, printed with funding from CCW Research
Patch Jumper (2019)
Photographer: Bridget Harvey
Installed in Furniture Galleries for my residency showcase during London Design Festival 2019

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Tokyo Wondersite residency

Disciplines Textiles, Wood, Jewellery
Materials Mixed Media, Wood, Textiles

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Repaired Objects - Textiles

Disciplines Textiles, Traditional
Materials Textiles, Mixed Media, Recycled