|This compilation of Artists at Work includes both Series 1 and 2
Artists at Work Series 1 invites viewers to share first-hand in the intimate and sometimes delicate world of the creative process. In painting studios, rehearsal rooms and galleries we watch a mix of artists give birth to four very different pieces of art. Each episode tracks the artwork from conception to completion and explores the setbacks and dramas that unfold as the artists struggle to realise their vision.
Series 1 ep. 1
In the first episode of Artists at Work - PAN - we watch the collaborative process of staging and interpreting a new version of the classic Peter Pan and see tensions between the actors and the director rise as opening night approaches.
Series 1 ep. 2
Peter Churcher is an ambitious painter. The exhibition he's preparing for the prestigious and competitive Melbourne Art Fair is no exception. His mother Betty Churcher, says he's set the bar high.
Series 1 ep.3
Up and coming installation artists have come back to Sydney after two years on the international arts circuit and are revisiting Sean's parents' garage in suburban Sydney. What was once just leftover stuff, packed away in damp boxes while they travelled the world, will now become the centrepiece of their new work for the Art Gallery of New South Wales' annual sculpture exhibition - The Balnaves.
Series 1 ep. 4
Enter the whimsical, weird and wonderful world of feather torturer, Richard Nylon, one of Australia's finest and most original milliners. Whether you call his work 'wearable art', sculptural headgear or hats, one thing is certain: Nylon's work defies the notion of the conventional hat.
In the second series of the popular Artists at Work, we observe the creation of three new artworks from some of Australia's most highly regarded artists.
Series 2 ep. 1
We watch Linde Ivimey sculpt a unique artwork from an eclectic mix of materials including sheep bones, human hair and porcelain teeth, steel and fabric. Ivimey is a remarkable artist who burst onto the Australian art scene in 2003 with a stunning sell-out debut at Melbourne's Heide Museum of Modern Art.
Series 2 ep. 2
In Roadkill, episode two of the popular series, Artists at Work, we observe the collaborative process of making a completely new dance work based on stories of alienation and the real life Joanne Lees and Peter Falconio case.
Series 2 ep. 3
David Frazer is a Melbourne-based artist who specialises in various age-old forms of printmaking such as wood carving and etching. With imagination and wit, Frazer's work is imbued with images of nostalgia, love and longing; but always invested with optimism and his signature wry humour.