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Visual Arts

Contains over 18 Videos

Celtic Art

Celtic Art

World Art

Discover who the Celts were and what types of art they produced in this engaging and light-hearted programme. From metalwork to illuminated manuscripts to iconic knotted patterns, the world of Celtic art has a rich history that continues to amaze...Show More
Japanese Art

Japanese Art

World Art

From emakimono to manga, ukiyo-e to shodo, yamato-e to origami – the world of Japanese art is steeped in history, and it continues to amaze today. Our animated friend Norman steers an entertaining ride through the characteristics, history and...Show More
Lighting, Composition and Shooting

Lighting, Composition and Shooting

Photography Skills and Techniques

Understanding the effect of different lighting conditions on a subject and knowing how to compose a balanced image are key skills for any photographer. How these elements work together can be complex, but learning how to achieve different...Show More
How a Digital Camera Works

How a Digital Camera Works

Photography Skills and Techniques

Learning to take great pictures begins with a solid understanding of camera settings and the effects they produce. This introduction to how a digital camera works looks at lens types, focus, aperture, depth of field, shutter speed and exposure....Show More
Using Photoshop

Using Photoshop

Photography Skills and Techniques

Photoshop has been described as a digital darkroom. Its range of brushes, palettes, filters and tools can be overwhelming, and taking time to experiment and get familiar with its interface is important if you are to get the most out of it. Here...Show More
Southwest American Indian Art

Southwest American Indian Art

World Indigenous Art

America’s Indigenous peoples are not amazing simply because they gave the world popcorn (although it is pretty amazing). They also developed diverse artistic forms and traditions, ranging from the practical to the ceremonial. Richly visual and...Show More
Maori Art

Maori Art

World Indigenous Art

Say ‘kia ora’ to the indomitable Maori peoples and learn about their eye-catching artistic forms and practices. This is a visual feast that begins with the Maori migration to The Land of the Long White Cloud and ends in present day New...Show More
Inca Art

Inca Art

World Indigenous Art

Adventurers might still be on the hunt for El Dorado, the fabled city of gold, but there’s plenty of treasure right here in this engaging introduction to the gold-loving, sun-adoring, llama-farming Incas and their art. Comprising a host of...Show More
No Nonsense Renaissance

No Nonsense Renaissance

Know Your Art History

Want to impress your pals with your Renaissance art knowledge?! Our enthusiastic, art history loving narrator breaks down the context, key artists and art features that defined the Renaissance period. Filled with fast paced banter between our...Show More
Impress with Impressionists

Impress with Impressionists

Know Your Art History

It’s hard to believe paintings of water lilies could be controversial, but that was exactly the case for the Impressionists. This is the story of a group of rebellious artists whose unconventional style stunned French critics and became the...Show More
Photography: Basic Manual Control

Photography: Basic Manual Control

Most cameras can do a good job in automatic mode, but there are times when you may want to take control yourself. You may have artistic reasons, or it might simply be that you don't like the results in auto. This video explains the four key...Show More
Street Art

Street Art

To some, street art and graffiti is nothing but vandalism. But to these young artists, it is a vital form of self expression. In this eye-opening programme we speak to eight members of Melbourne's thriving street art scene. Through their...Show More
Our City Dreams

Our City Dreams

WARNING: This film contains nudity. Teachers are advised to view the film and use their discretion to determine the suitability of the programme for their students. Five Women. Five Artists. One City. In this "lyrical documentary about the...Show More
Exploring Arts Issues: Conserving Our National Art

Exploring Arts Issues: Conserving Our National Art

Exploring Arts Issues

Students will gain invaluable 'behind the scenes' insights into what is involved in conservation operations within the National Gallery of Australia.
Exploring Arts Issues: Galleries on Show

Exploring Arts Issues: Galleries on Show

Exploring Arts Issues

This programme takes us inside three very different Australian galleries - the Sutton Gallery, the Heide Museum of Modern Art, and the National Gallery in Canberra - in order to gain a better understanding of how visual art is presented,...Show More
Making Photographs

Making Photographs

Making Photographs explores all aspects of photography. This programme is an excellent resource for both beginners and advanced students.
Workbooks, Diaries and All That

Workbooks, Diaries and All That

This programme profiles three high-achieving student artists: David O'Bryan, Ben Grosz and Kate McCulloch, who work with painting, drawing and photography respectively.
Introduction to Pottery

Introduction to Pottery

This video takes the novice through the basic pottery techniques. Techniques are demonstrated by Peter Pyne, a professional with extensive ceramics experience.