Apply knowledge of working practices to support own development.
Starter – 10 mins
Do you know what a ‘photomontage’ is?
Ask: students to offer definitions of and ideas about photomontage, including the techniques involved. (5 mins)
Provide: a definition for photomontage and show Russian artists’ work. (5 mins)
Why do you think an artist would cut and paste images in this way?
Ask: students to offer their opinions in pairs and share with another pair. (5 mins)
Activity 1 – 40 mins
Watch a clip of the 1980s film Who Shot the Sheriff? by Alan Miles. (10 mins)
Why do you think the writers/designers who created ‘Rock against Racism’ chose to use collage? (5 mins)
Watch the film clip that explains why the ‘Rock against Racism’ movement used photomontage in their publications. (5 mins)
Look at the work of Eddie Chambers and Keith Piper from 1982 on The Place Is Here exhibition website. (10 mins)
Ask: Students to research the works further and complete the questionnaire. (10 mins)
Activity 2 – 40 mins
Ask: Using their workbooks and material from Task 2, ask the students to think about the barriers to a career in the creative world. (10 mins)
What were the barriers during the 1980s outlined by Lubaina Himid? (10 mins)
Using The Place Is Here website, plan a montage piece that highlights some of the barriers artist may face in the creative sector today. Draw inspiration from the artists involved in the ‘Rock against Racism’ movement. (20 mins)
Break – 15 mins
Activity 3 – 60 mins
Using your plans, start to create a photomontage based on the barriers in the creative sector. (60 mins)
What were some of the difficulties artists faced in the 1980s? (10 mins)
Are the barriers artists faced in the 1980s similar to or different from those you identified in Task 2? (20 mins)
Complete the montage, either with photograph or digitally, using Photoshop, begun in Activity 3.
- Film clip: Part 2 of Who Shot the Sheriff? by Alan Miles
- The Place is Here website
- Internet access