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2 How to use this resource This resource is designed for the classroom, displayed on an interactive whiteboard or via a laptop and projector. Guidelines for teachers are contained within the notes section along with links to further education resources and any documents you may wish to print for your students.

3 Welcome to the MCA Video not working? Click hereClick here

4 Creative Guide to Contemporary Art Video not working? Click hereClick here

5 What is Contemporary Art? Pre-Visit THINK What do you think contemporary means? What do you think art is? Let’s look at some art! Nicholas Folland The door was open

6 Rebecca Baumann Hiromi Tango Performance Art Pre-Visit Rebecca Baumann Improvised Smoke Device 2010/2011 Hiromi Tango Hiromi Hotel – Mixed Blood 2011 Video not working? Click hereClick here Video not working? Click hereClick here

7 Video Art THINK Shaun Gladwell filmed himself doing tricks on his skateboard in slow motion. What do you think makes video art different to other types of art? Pre-Visit Shaun Gladwell Storm Sequence 2000

8 Installation Art Some artworks change shape depending on where they are exhibited. This is called an ‘installation’. LOOK What do you think Maria Fernanda Cardoso used to make this installation? Pre-Visit See more of her ‘animal’ sculptures here.here Maria Fernanda Cardoso Woven Water: Submarine Landscape I 2003

9 Painting? Rosalie Gascoigne Tiger Tiger 1987 Pre-Visit Hear curator Hannah Fink speak about the artist here.here. Rosalie Gascoigne cut up old road signs and rearranged them to make these artworks that are displayed like paintings. THINK Are these really paintings? Why/why not?

10 Sculpture Hany Armanious made a large sculpture of part of the body. Can you guess what part it is? See how this large sculpture arrived at the MCA! Pre-Visit Hany Armanious Fountain 2012 Video not working? Click hereClick here

11 Conceptual Art Sometimes contemporary artists don’t make the finished artwork themselves. Kerrie Poliness has left instructions so others can make her wall drawing for exhibitions. Pre-Visit Kerrie Poliness Red Matter wall drawing #2 1994

12 Instruction Drawing Pre-Visit

13 How was it made? See how Red Matter Wall Drawing #2 was made. Pre-Visit Video not working? Click hereClick here

14 Movable Sculpture Gemma Smith makes paintings and sculptures that explore colour, space and shape. She calls her sculptures ‘adaptables’. LOOK Which parts do you think might move? Pre-Visit Gemma Smith (Left) Adaptable (dark peach/red oxide) 2008 (Right) Adaptable (mint/golden green) 2008

15 Movable Sculpture Watch Gemma Smith moving one of her adaptables. (start at 4:30min) Pre-Visit Video not working? Click hereClick here

16 Let’s go and visit the MCA and explore contemporary art. I want to see for myself! Pre-Visit

17 How was your visit? Post-Visit

18 Create a word cloud based on your visit to the MCA here.here Make a word cloud! Post-Visit

19 Guess what I saw? REFLECT Choose an artwork you saw at the MCA and tell someone about it! Post-Visit Stephen Birch Untitled 2005 Brown Council The One Hour Laugh 2009 Robert Owen Sunrise # Nicholas Folland The door was open Maria Kozic Manster (the picture of Dorian Grey) 1986

20 Your exhibition RESPOND Did you make anything at the MCA? Photograph your class work and project it onto the whiteboard or create a virtual exhibition.create a virtual exhibition Post-Visit

21 Drawing without a pencil RESPOND You are a contemporary artist! Use some unusual materials to create art. Make a drawing without using any pens or pencils. Be creative! Here is some inspiration… Post-Visit Video not working? Click hereClick here Pendulum Painting 2

22 Can I use that wall? You may have noticed many wall drawings at the MCA, by artists like Helen Eager and Robert Owen. Follow artist Lucas Ihlein’s instructions to make your own wall drawing.Lucas Ihlein’s instructions Post-Visit

23 Or… Use your interactive whiteboard to create a wall drawing. The artwork may exist for a short-time only (known as a ephemeral). Post-Visit Bridget Riley, Composition with circles 4 being painted by an MCA Art Installer in 2004

24 See you soon! Post-Visit We look forward to your next visit at the MCA. Be creative!

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26 Help us help you… Help us create innovative teacher resources for you and your students. Your feedback is important to us, and you can let us know what you think about this resource by completing the survey here.completing the survey here By completing this survey, you go into the draw to win a Volume One: MCA Collection catalogue! The winner is drawn at the end of each term and will be notified by .


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