Open Studio with V&A Fashioned from Nature Resident Bridget Harvey
Unpicking the craft of repair since 2012, Bridget Harvey is examining repaired objects and related practices in the V&A. She will discuss her practice and relationship between making, repairing and the museum.
V&A Fashioned From Nature Resident Bridget Harvey gives a brief talk (in the studio) about her practice and residency, examining the relationship between making, repairing and the museum. She has been unpicking and defining the craft of repair since 2012 through her multidisciplinary studio practice and research. While at the V&A, she is focusing on repaired objects in the collection and repair practices throughout the museum.
Bridget Harvey is a maker, curator and activist working at the intersection of craft, design, making and remaking. Through her practice, Harvey playfully examines the ‘optional durability’ of our possessions and questions consumption and production, ownership and materiality. She tinkers with discarded objects to make artefacts from materials that initially seem past their best, simultaneously embedding, showing and hiding narratives. Bridget takes a broad and playful approach, which encompasses wearing her works, protesting, exhibiting, curating, hosting community workshops, researching, writing and giving talks.