International Journal of Art & Design Education

Chiu Kwong Man: Residency at Small Heath School, Birmingham

Volume 12.3   1993



In this photo-essay Keating describes how Chiu Kwong Man came to Small Heath School, Birmingham, on a Summer Term placement from the PGCE course at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design. Chiu is a passionate mask maker who works mainly from recycled materials. While most students tend to regard the design `process' as sacred, his approach is to encourage pupils to work directly with materials from their imagination with a range of visual resources appropriate to each project. While the department offers all pupils three-dimensional experience in clay, nothing had been attempted on the scale at which Chiu works in paper and wire.