Inspired by...

17 May 2016 – 17 Jun 2016

Event times

Monday - Friday, 11:00 - 18:00; Saturday 12:00-16:00
(closing at 17:00 from 31 May - 3 June, and closed all day on Saturday 4 June)

Cost of entry


Morley Gallery

London, United Kingdom


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  • Lambeth North

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The Victoria and Albert Museum's collections are reimagined as over 90 new pieces of art, craft and digital media in this month-long exhibition at Morley Gallery.


Over 90 new works of art and craft inspired by pieces from the Victoria and Albert Museum’s collections will be exhibited at Morley Gallery from 17 May - 17 June.

The exhibition showcases the results of Inspired by…, a national arts competition for adult learners originally launched by the V&A and entrusted to Morley Gallery since 2014.

The works on display include textiles, fashion and jewellery through to sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, painting, and – new for 2016 – digital media; and draw from an even broader range of artefacts for inspiration.

Highlights include the V&A’s dramatic Chihuly chandelier reimagined as textural felted fabric; 19th century Indian embroidery updated with the industrial landscape of the Leeds to Liverpool canal; an echoing sound piece inspired by Spanish ironmongery; and David Bailey’s famous portrait of Catherine Deneuve, translated into delicate flamingo-pink vessels.

The exhibited works have been selected from over 350 entries from across the UK by an esteemed panel of V&A curators.

Emmajane Avery, Director of Learning and Visitor Experience at the V&A says: “Inspired by… is now in its seventeenth year and I am delighted that the Victoria and Albert Museum continues to be a part [of it].

“The exhibition always presents an excellent, high-quality snapshot of creative practice amongst adult learners and this year is no exception.”

Inspired by… is open to the public from 17 May – 17 June 2016 at Morley Gallery, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HT and entry is free. Opening times vary. For further information visit www.morleycollege.ac.uk/gallery or call 020 7450 1826.

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V&A - Victoria & Albert Museum

V&A - Victoria & Albert Museum

London, United Kingdom


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