This documentary explores the phenomenal rise of Australian street artists and the tensions between street credibility and gallery recognition. Cutback seeks to understand the 'key' to the street and graffiti addiction. The secretive world of street art and graffiti tensions becomes visible as we follow the meteoric rise of artist ELK Luke Cornish from garage artist to sell out solo show, and finally the euphoria of his first international London gallery exhibition in under three years. How long will he ride the success? With insightful commentary from graffiti and street artists, curators and collectors, the Australian street art and graffiti scene is revealed.
Ai Weiwei is China's most famous international artist, and its most outspoken domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship, Ai expresses himself and organises people through art and social media.
Dr Richard Harris is a medical hero. When a soccer team became trapped in a Thai cave in 2018, the South Australian anaesthetist played a pivotal role in getting them out. How will Anh portray his courageous spirit?
Lisa Wilkinson is a powerhouse of the Australian media. From her first break as editor of Dolly to life in the spotlight on commercial TV, how will Anh capture her warmth, humility, and fighting spirit?
This is a bold and exciting feature documentary that encapsulates a momentous period in the history of Russia and the Russian avant-garde.
In the second part of Mary Beard's essay on the Nude, Mary looks at how artists have rejected 'the body beautiful', challenging viewers to question what it is to be human.
With distinctive wit and flair, Mary Beard takes a personal view of the nude in western art, and its troubling power to provoke ideas about gender, sex and moral transgression.
An approaching storm and dramatic sky set the mood for this unique seascape. Bob Ross uses a canvas painted half black and half white.
Truly picture perfect. A bright day and still water combine to make amazing mirrored images throughout this Bob Ross mountain masterpiece.
Swim in the warm water, nap in the luxurious green grass. This episode, Bob Ross creates a wonderful summer mountain scene.
In this painting, Bob Ross emphasises a slow river winding around colourful foliage, with the final embers of sunlight ahead.
The fall breeze rustles in the trees as you rest your feet in crisp still waters. Discover the joys of nature in this Bob Ross painting.
Bundle up and endure the cold weather in this snow-filled adventure. Bob Ross paints a wintry mountain scene using only grey and white tones.
As the night settles over a rocky coast, Bob Ross gives you a warm glow still in the sky - a painting achieved on black canvas.
Find the glistening sun peeking through the trees in this wintry scene. Bob Ross creates a cold day warmed by daystar radiance.
Bob Ross offers soothing words of encouragement to painting hobbyists in this enormously popular series, the most-watched, most-recognised TV art program in history. Glide into this scenic world of green trees and bushes reflecting into calm waters. Bob Ross paints both gentle beauty and almighty power.
Hosted by Rove McManus, this program draws the nation together for a special two-hour TV event. Rove will be joined in studio by a group of amateur artists, including some famous faces, to sketch live life models as they strike various poses. Guided by some of the country's leading art experts, artists will complete a series of life drawing exercises, before attempting to capture a challenging final scene.
Michael Leunig is best known for his whimsical cartoons that have appeared in newspapers over several decades. In this entertaining documentary, the man behind the pen talks candidly about his life and work.
Johannes Vermeer is one of the most loved, treasured and well-known artists in the world today. Images from his paintings have become part of our collective imagination and are instantly recognisable. French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Cottet adopts an imaginative and sensitive approach to his subject focusing on the work itself, but also choosing to explore Vermeer's family life including his conversion to Catholicism, his artistic contemporaries and the wider world of the short-lived Dutch Golden Age of the 17th century. Cottet explores the individual paintings and teases out what has come to be known as the Vermeer style: the representation of light, the interplay of colour and the effects of perspective across the same themes, places and objects.
A chronicle of creative trailblazing exploring one of the most personally challenging and financially tenuous of vocations: to live and work in the competitive world of the visual arts in Australia.
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