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.
Jamie Durie is one of our most dynamic TV personalities. He's led an interesting life that has had its challenges. Can Anh capture his charisma and passion?
This Brisbane-based sculptor spent the last five decades creating memorable stone carvings in Queensland. Her most recent commission was to make carvings for St John's Cathedral in Brisbane.
Pollok House is a country house right in the middle of a Glasgow city park, bordered on one side by the M77 and on the other side by the south side of Glasgow. Owned by Glasgow City Council and looked after by the National Trust for Scotland, it truly is a house for the people, surrounded by the people. Pollok has an impressive collection of Spanish art, the legacy of Sir William Stirling-Maxwell, the man who once owned the house. Unfortunately, some of Pollok's treasures have been placed in storage due to a leaking roof and urgent renovations. But could one of these displaced pictures be a priceless work by Rubens, lost for centuries, hiding north of the border?
In the final episode of the Victorian House of Arts and Crafts Anita Rani, internationally renowned potter Keith Brymer Jones and Arts and Crafts expert and dealer Patch Rogers set the 21st Century crafters their toughest set of challenges so far. Concentrating on the communal areas of the house they are have to craft from scratch a heavy metal weather vane, a decorative mirror, write, publish and print their own Arts and Crafts magazine and create a decorative pergola for the front of the house. And all within just one week.
In this week's Victorian House of Arts and Crafts the crafters tackle the massive dining room in their creative communal home. Leaving behind their 21st century tools and techniques they are set to craft from scratch a set of decorative Tondino plates with a particularly tricky glaze, a complete set of curtains and a pair of ornamental fire dogs to sit in the hearth. All massive crafting projects with just a week to make each one.
In this landmark living history series, a late 1800s Victorian Arts and Crafts commune in the Welsh hills has been painstakingly brought back to life as a group of 21st century crafters move in to experience the highs and lows of living and working together as a creative commune. Over their month long stay they are set to renovate four of the key rooms in the house. In the first episode Anita Rani is joined by internationally renowned potter Keith Brymer Jones and Arts and Crafts expert and dealer Patch Rogers as the six crafters are faced with the challenge of breathing life back in to the Victorian parlour.
In this landmark living history series, a late 1800s Victorian arts and crafts commune in the Welsh hills has been painstakingly brought back to life as a group of 21st-century crafters move in to experience the highs and lows of living and working together as a creative commune. Over their month long stay they are set to renovate four of the key rooms in the house. In the first episode Anita Rani is joined by internationally renowned potter Keith Brymer Jones and arts and crafts expert and dealer Patch Rogers as the six crafters are faced with the challenge of breathing life back in to the Victorian parlour.
Inside the painting she explores Rego's inspirations and her desire to have viewers make up stories about her works. We explore the techniques Rego used to create her works, and her placement within the artistic world.
Could one of Leonardo da Vinci's lost artworks have remained hidden in Florence for over 500 years? National Geographic embarks on a quest to find one of the world's lost masterpieces.
Michelle Payne is a big name in Australian horse racing. She overcame family tragedy and life-threatening injuries to achieve her dream of becoming the first woman to win the Melbourne Cup.
The contestants will return to their respective home towns with the aim of providing an account of themselves as part of those places. At least one of the three shots they will present has to be a self-portrait. The concept behind this task will show how the artistic personalities of the competitors coincide with their capacity to describe themselves, to expose themselves or, on the contrary, to hide and protect themselves from the gaze of others.
The finalists will have to present three to five photos, taken over 12 hours, which offer an unusual or particularly meaningful glimpse of a European or Mediterranean ethnic minority. The contestants will need to develop or refine their anthropological gaze, making respectful contact with people whose habits, customs, traditions and lifestyle are completely different to their own. One of the photos presented has to be a portrait and one has to describe the relationship between the locals and the environment where they live. Moreover, the pictures have to highlight how the environment has been influenced by the presence of humans.
In this task, the contestants are asked to present three shots that best communicate their idea of eroticism. To do that they will have to direct up to 10 performers, taking advantage of a prestigious setting. Interpreting and synthesising in three images such a personal and complex concept as eroticism will not be a simple task for the contestants. The risk of being naive or, worse, outrageous, will test their human and artistic sensibilities. Photojournalist Donna Ferrato is the guest.
In this task, the contestants will be working with a celebrity: Academy Award-nominated, BAFTA and Golden Globe winner, British actor and Hollywood star Clive Owen. The judges will commission a portrait that could be used alongside a magazine article. The setting for the task will be the famous Modern Art Gallery in Rome, where the contestants will have only 20 minutes to get to know Clive Owen, interact with him and try to create an original and effective portrait. This will be one of the most difficult tasks: for the first time, the contestants will not be helped by any guest photographer. Choosing a single image that best represents their way of viewing a Hollywood star, the photographers will have to be able to judge their own work objectively and make a positive impression on the judges.
Deborra-lee Furness shares her trailblazing journey to Hollywood, her whirlwind romance with Hugh Jackman and the drive behind her quest for adoption reform. How will Anh portray her enthusiasm and drive?
Adman and adventurer Todd Sampson shares the pivotal moments that have shaped his life, taking him from small town Canada to advertising success and beyond.
Seven renegade artists shock the comic-book industry by starting their own company, Image Comics, to rival giants Marvel and DC.
Retired larrikin priest, Fr Bob Maguire, emerged from his own troubled childhood to dedicate his life to helping society's most vulnerable. How will Anh capture his sense of humour and compassion?
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