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Museum DIVA is inviting jewellery designers, silver- and goldsmiths to take part in its artist in residence programme at Studio DIVA in Antwerp. In this production atelier residents are given time, space and professional support to research and experiment within their field.

For the first residency period, which ran from September 11 to October 24, 2021, DIVA selected Emmie Ray Hubbard and Simon Marsiglia. They will talk to Tom Iriks (DIVA public relations department) and tell more about their work, the process and the result of the residency. In addition, they show work related to the residency in the reading room of the museum.


Emmie Ray Hubbard currently lives and works in the Peak District, United Kingdom. Emmie received her bachelor in Fine Arts at the Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London and received her master in Jewellery & Metal at the Royal College of Art, London, in 2020. Her dissertation was entitled “Artists in the Field: An Investigation into the Research Methodologies of the Social Sciences as a Form of Artistic Field Work”.

Simon Marsiglia was born in Helsingborg, Sweden, 1993. He currently lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Simon received his bachelor in Art and Design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam. The New York Times referred to Simon’s work as ‘outré adornments’ in connection to the exhibition ‘Non-Stick Nostalgia’ at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York. Simon stands in staunch opposition to the gem-on-a-white-background display phenomenon, as he believes that all adornments require context to come to life. He practises alternative methods of world-building to present his works in real live and online. Simon intends to bring fantastic elements to the field of fashion by inhabiting the grey zone between wearable object and sculpture.


  • Welcome by Tom Iriks, public activities DIVA
  • Conversation with Emmie Ray Hubbard, concluded with a short performance
  • Conversation with Simon Marsiglia
  • Questions moderated by DIVA 

Tickets and where

Reserve your free ticket for the DIVA talk on Saturday 20 November at 4 pm in the museum's reading room.

Were you unable to book in time? Don't worry, you can always get a ticket in the museum.



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