Art, craft and design practitioners – contextual references

Contextual references

The following art craft and design practitioners are currently listed as possible contextual references in the GCSE question papers in the Specimen Assessment Materials documents. It should be emphasized that these lists are not exclusive. They may provide some useful starting points for research and creative ideas – however they are no more than suggestions and students will often prefer to choose appropriate references of their own.

Links are not provided as an Internet search will often reveal a variety of resources – practitioners own sites, galleries, exhibitions and Wikipedia.

As far as is practicable teachers are advised to check the suitability of the sites they recommend for their students.

Fine artists and printmakers:
Doug Aitken, Kim Alsbrook, Steve Asquith, Kader Attia, Peter Blake, Jess Bugler, Miguel Ángel Belinchón Bujes, Brendan Burns, Christo and Jeanne- Claude, Chuck Close, Jim Darling, Tim Davies, James Donovan, Fiona Emmott, Lucien Freud, Colin Gillespie Mitchell, Lucie Green, Pamela Hare, Anselm Kiefer, Angie Lewin, Richard Long, John Martin, John Macfarlane, Andrew McIntosh, Lisa Milroy, David Nash, Jenny Odell, Claes Oldenburg, Kip Omelade, Cornelia Parker, John Piper, Shani Rhys James, Bridget Riley, David Roberts, Terry Setch, Jamie Shovlin, Kevin Sinnott, Susan Stockwell, Graham Sutherland, David Tress, J.M.W. Turner, Redosking or Bedwyr Williams.

Textiles and fashion designers:
Jeanette Appleton, Piers Atkinson, Richard Box, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Danielle Clough, Audrey Critchley, Susie Freeman, Dolce and Gabbana, Valentino Garavani, Chloe Giordano, Cas Holmes, Alexandra Kehayoglou, Terézia Krnáčová, Julien Macdonald, Alexander McQueen, Sandra Meech, Alexandra Moura, Gareth Pugh, Naomi Renouf, Stella McCartney, Serena Partridge, Eleanor Pritchard, Adam Pritchett, Mary Quant, Cat Rabbit, Zandra Rhodes, Raquel Rodrigo, Prinkie Roberts, Jenny Rolfe, Emma J. Shipley, , Iris Van Herpen, Lucy Sparrow, Sophia Webster, Ulla Stina Wikander or Matthew Williamson.

Graphic designers and illustrators:
Janet Ahlberg, Marian Bantjes, Alfred Basha, Saul Bass, Quentin Blake, Benedict Blathwayt, Raymond Briggs, Neville Brody, David Carson, Paul Catherall, Lauren Child, Michael Craig Martin, Lola Dupre, Alexei Lyapunov and Lena Ehrlich (People too), Sara Fanelli, Alan Fletcher, Abram Games, Antanas Gudonis, Peter Gibson (Roadsworth), Milton Glaser, Ernst Haeckel, Mairi Hedderwick, Naohisa Inoue, Michael Johnson, David Juniper, Jim Kay, Peter Kennard, David Kindersley, Seb Lester, Emma Levey, Katherine McCoy, Edward Mcknight Kauffer, Teesha Moore, Mark Oliver, Ruth Palmer, Michael Pederson, Lee John Phillips, Jamie Reid, Vorja Sánchez, Paula Scher, Karolin Schnoor, Maurice Sendak, or Jim Sutherland.

Three-dimensional designers and makers:
Aether & Hemera, Doug Aitken, Celia Allen, Alexis Arnold, Rupert Blanchard, Alison Britton, Sebastian Bergne, Alice Cicolini, Darryl Cox, Es Devlin, Haim Dotan, Ptolomy Elrington, Chris Gilmour, Lonneke Gordijn & Ralph Nauta, Bethan Gray, Wilfried Grootens, Irma Gruenholz, Carol Gwizdak, Zaha Hadid, Hattern, Thomas Heatherwick, Adam Hillman, Hitomi Hosono, Kate Kato, Lene Kilde, Hew Locke, Rosh Mahtani, Owen Mann, Carol McNicoll, Charlene Mullen, Ingrid Murphy, Isamu Noguchi, Yusuke Oono, James Paulius, Maximo Riera, Ayumi Shibata, Phillip K Smith III, Rae Smith, Julie Taymor, Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey, Chris Wood or Floris Wubben.

Photographers, film-makers and animators:
Ansel Adams, Amanita Design, Eve Arnold, Mark Baker, Sean Batten, David Burdeny, Craig Burrows, Nick Danziger, Brandon P Davis, Michael Dudok de Wit, Hamish Gane, Erik Madigan Heck, Hannu Huhtamo, Aaron Huey, Thomas Kellner, Gayle Chong Kwan, Dorothea Lange, Annie Leibovitz, Sharon Lockhart, Joe Magee, Raffaela Mariniello, Don McCullin, Mathew Merrett, Kirsty Mitchell, Kenneth Onulak, Lyle Owerko, Martin Parr, Nick Park, Sang-Nam Park, Charles Pétillon, Christoffer Relander, Helen Sear, Jerry Uelsmann, Levi Van Veluw or Gillian Wearing.

Maker in Focus

Mariko Kusumoto

Mariko is an artist maker of Japanese origin who creates three dimensional pieces which incorporate found objects, metalwork, fabric, thread and representational imagery.  Her textile pieces inspire a sense of wonder in the viewer and have developed through intensive experimentation with challenging technical processes. Mariko’s creative practice reflects her playfulness with qualities such as softness, texture, fragility, contrast and translucency. In all of her work there is a consistent insistence on skill and craftsmanship.

Designer/Illustrator in Focus

Lee John Phillips

Lee John Phillips is an Art Teacher and practising Graphic Designer and Illustrator whose ‘Shed Project’ documents item-by-item the contents of his late grandfather’s shed. The project has received national coverage in the media and has generated profiles of Phillips and his work as far apart as Belgium, Japan, and Australia. Lee exhibits widely and has created the ‘Tool-shed Journal’, and also the Tool-shed Colouring Book’ which is perhaps the first colouring book aimed at males, and features 50 illustrations drawn from his Shed Project.