Artist Nick Gentry introduces his artwork | Art and Design - Making Art Work

Art and Design
Year 10 - Year 11
BBC Teach

Art and Design Resource Description

Suitable for teaching 14-16s. Artist Nick Gentry introduces his artwork and how using various recycled items is a fundamental part of it. Subscribe for more Art and Design clips from BBC Teach on Thursdays when we have them in: If you found this video helpful, give it a like. Share it with someone. Add the video to your own teaching playlists. Create an account, subscribe to the channel and create playlists for different age groups, sets and syllabuses. ===================== Artist Nick Gentry explains how he reuses outdated technology to create his artwork, including floppy discs and old x-rays. He explains how the concept of his artwork is inspired by Marcel Duchamp and his iconic ‘Fountain’ piece, in particular. Gentry explains how Duchamp placed a porcelain urinal in a gallery and called it art, therefore artists should not be restricted by materials such as canvas, but feel free to reuse materials. He sifts through old materials such as x-rays, negatives and discs that have a previous history and explains how social media is a source of communication for people to send him these items. This clip is from Making Art Work, a BBC 2 Learning Zone compilation of short films following six UK-based leading artists as they create new artwork from scratch. For more clips from Making Art Work: For our Art and Design playlist: For Class Clips users, the original reference for the clip was p01z4gdc. ===================== Teaching Art and Design? This clip could be used to demonstrate the concept of using recycled objects to create artwork by transforming or renewing it. Students could have a go at reusing and/ or repurposing items to make a piece of recycled art. These clips will be relevant for teaching Art and Design at GCSE/KS4 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 4/5 or Higher in Scotland. The topics discussed will support OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC GCSE in England and Wales, CCEA GCSE in Northern Ireland and SQA National 4/5 and Higher in Scotland. ===================== For more clips from other subjects at the BBC Teach YouTube channel: More from BBC Learning Zone: More resources from BBC Bitesize: ===================== Subscribe to create your own customised playlists, and get notified about our latest clips. As we have them, new videos will be uploaded on the following days: Mondays: Biology, Computer Science, Music, Religious Studies Tuesdays: Drama and Performance, English Language, Maths, Physical Education Wednesdays: Languages, Media Studies, Modern Studies and PSHE, Physics Thursdays: Art and Design, Chemistry, Geography, History Fridays: Business Studies, Design and Technology, English Literature