Visual images can be an effective and accessible way to prompt dialogue and enquiry for all learners. Visual stimulus can be effective for exploring big and complex ideas to develop the important skill of visual literacy. On a personal level of
integrity, I am commited to locating the source, background and motivations of the visual artists I share here.
Studio Carreras is a design studio
in Girona which produces big ideas as simple shapes. I use these as part of my advanced training as a P4C review tool, and as part of aesthetic enquiry.
I follow a multitude of graphic conceptual artists on my Instagram page
When I visit a new or any city for that matter I always look for the street art as I have a personal interest in the history and culture of the powerful messages from street
art around the world. I follow a multitude of street artists on my Instagram page
Rural street artists on Instagram Y&B are
rural street artists and activists for things that matter.
Chris Buck New York based photographer. Provative conceptual images with themes of
racism, privilege, identity, power, realism, naturalism...and more
Greg Semu Visual artist born in New Zealand and from Samoan heritage working in the field of community arts and social
Julia Fullerton-Batten German photographer covering social issues, often controversial.
Instagram account of photo collage artist Uğur Gallen from Turkey who contrasts photos to show injustices in the world.
Where Children Sleep is series of 56 diptychs of children and their bedrooms by James Mollinson by https://www.jamesmollison.com/where-children-sleep
Hugely powerful and thought-provoking images to share as a stimulus for thinking. James has many collections, including play and apes. (Thanks Rebecca Katsaris from Cyprus for the recommendation)
365 image One picture. One teaching resource. Every day.
Once upon a picture Images to inspire
News weekly poster related to the news with a thought-provoking question. Free for 4 weeks during Covid-19
Blob Tree effective communication tools
for review and 1000s of free images on Facebook page for stimulus
Wonder Ponder Visual philosophy
from Madrid! I am their UK distributor of sorts and sell their philosophy boxes on my courses in the UK - please ask me! Sign up for I Wonder, Self Interviews under Lockdown Dying to Ask - vital ideas for thinking about mortal questions. Another thought-provoking resource
from Wonder Ponder
Grant Snider Words and pictures. Excellent comic art stimulus on Grant's website and his website Incidental
Other artistic projects
Daily Art and P4C activities on Instagram from Jake Garfield of Line of Thought Where art meets big ideas.... (Jake is Royal Drawing School and Royal College of Art trained)
The Extended Mind
Activity Pack from a contemporary exhibition at The Talbot Gallery, Edinburgh by Dr Miranda Anderson who attended my SAPERE P4C course at the University of Edinburgh a few years ago. The Extended Mind exhibition explored an array of ways in which
aspects of the world beyond our brain, such as our bodies, objects, language, ideas, other people and environments can, and often do, expand our cognitive capacities. The activity pack is a real journey of the mind to follow...
Literacy Shed collection of films for excellent p4c stimulus (also see Images Shed)
My You Tube channel for P4C stimulus is a growing collection of P4C films and animations