Culture Street
teachers notes
ArtisanCam was archived in 2010 due to funding changes. The site provided an insight into the lives of contemporary artists between 2003 - 2010.
The site is no longer supported but much of the content is also available on the new Culture Street site. Current-Term - Suky Best is an animation artist who uses a technique of drawing over video that she films specially for the purpose. This can be a slow and long process but she never seems to get bored. We filmed Suky as she set out to make a new animation about birds of prey. Although she has made lots of films about birds but this is the first time she has looked at very fast moving hunting birds.
See how she got on by watching the time-lapse video clip.
Suky time-lapse

Suky also visits the National Media Museum in Bradford to find out more about early animation machines.
Suky influences

Umlando Wezithombe
Comic book artists with an important role.
Art and science together at Kew Gardens.
Paul McLaren
Internationally famous carnival artist.
  Gordon Cheung
Gordon creates fantasy landscapes with ink and spray.
Maddi Nicholson
Maddi uses textiles to create an inflatable sculpture.
  British Art Show 6
Behind the scenes at one of Britains major galleries.
Andy Goldsworthy
Famous sculptor's biggest exhibition to date at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
  Chun Chao Chiu
Chun Chao makes large-scale outdoor drawings.
Edwards and Lamb
Carla and Hannah make jewellery in very different ways.
  Paul Scott
Paul screen-prints unique designs onto clay.
Rebecca Chesney
Rebecca makes an installation at The Wordsworth Trust.
  Mike Eden
Mike creates ceramics using traditional and contemporary techniques.
Trudi Entwistle
Trudi creates stainless steel outdoor sculptures.
Sarah Dyer
Children's book illustrator starts a new book about zoo animals
  Kevin Clifford
Photographer who photographs dancers in the landscape
Wang Quinsong
Chinese photographer who creates huge set piece photographs.
  Suky Best
Suky creates animations about birds by drawing over video.