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.
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?
The rise and fall of Milestone Comics, an African-American owned comic book imprint, which came to life in early 1990's New York.
World champion surfer Layne Beachley has overcome many emotional and physical battles in her unrelenting quest for success, love and contentment. How will Anh portray such a complex and driven figure?
This episode explores how the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York fundamentally changed how comic books are written and superheroes are portrayed.
Jack Thompson is an icon of film and TV. After a difficult start to life, Jack found his voice in Breaker Morant, The Man From Snowy River, and many more iconic films. Can Anh capture his charisma and warmth?
Three artists from Makassar, Indonesia, and three artists from Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, reconnect a 400-year-old trade relationship through art.
The story of how the world's first superhero came to be and how Superman's creators fought for years to receive proper credit and compensation.
As a child, Sophie Delezio survived two horrific accidents. Now an independent and optimistic 18-year-old, she refuses to let disability hold her back. Anh hopes to capture her stoicism and joy on the canvas.
A portrait of world-renowned Australian artist Patricia Piccinini, famous for her bizarre creatures. See a pivotal moment of change as she creates a new body of work that includes Skywhale - a massive hot air balloon.
As comic books became popular and male superheroes rose to stardom, one man created a feminist superhero inspired by both his wife and his mistress.
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