Art is in the lifeblood of every society, and by travelling the world to where art is made, and engaging with those who make it, this unique series expands our understanding of people, places, culture and history. The series is a selection of vivid films from locations as far apart as Japan, Mexico, India, Italy and North America. Each episode features a weekend spent in one of our great cities of art such as Venice, New York, Mexico City, Beijing and Istanbul, where we seek out seminal works of the past to show how they reflect history as much as contemporary art reflects today.
Sam Neill explores the last century of Australian red winemaking; a period of ingenuity, brilliance and science that blended to create such icons as Penfolds Grange.
Could e-cigarettes be the answer to quit smoking? Some of those who've switched to this safer nicotine delivery device say yes, and Big Tobacco couldn't be happier. They are eager to move into the booming e-cig business. Will potential new regulations open the doors for a tarred industry to join in the e-cigarette revolution?
This series taps into the boom of the contemporary art scene and new artists. Find out why, in this eclectic, informative and educational art series, people buy art? Experience the excitement and energy surrounding the art world following a wide range of artists from performance art, author and architects. We ask the question do you have to love art or has it become a pure investment for the nouveau riche?
Grimy, gritty, gooey and just plain gross, this series gets down and disgusting as host Mike Rowe isn't afraid of getting his hands dirty as he travels around America, showing off some really dirty jobs.
The lust for gold drove Europeans across the ocean to a new world, where conquistadors destroyed whole civilisations in their hunt for the precious metal. From the ashes of the Inca Empire, Europe was awash with stolen gold.
The racing family that has survived and thrived against the odds, the Waterhouses, tell of their bruising experience through four generations of bookmaking in Australia. Gai Waterhouse is on top of her game now, having trained some of the biggest track winners in the country, but there was a time when the mud flew at this family and the going got very rough.
Oscar-winning director Daniel Junge and Oscar-nominated director Kief Davidson take us on a journey through the Lego universe like you have never seen before. They explore the brick that has captured imaginations for generations and look at the fundamental question: Is it a toy or something more? The program delves into the extraordinary impact of the Lego brick and the innovative uses for it that have sprung up all over the world. The film takes us to art galleries full of Lego creations, introduces us to master builders making movies, into the world of Lego therapy, and brings us along to meet AFOLS (adult fans of Lego), each with amazing stories to tell.
Discover the history of how Australian Surf Lifesavers have developed the world's most integrated and cost-effective coastal rescue and surveillance network.
The ancient silk road promoted the development of human civilisation through goods circulation with cultural exchanges among the regions of different languages.
Looks at Ancient Egypt, Rome and Byzantium and how gold was so highly prized in the ancient world. It was central in mythology and art and how money was invented.
In the Nineteenth Century, prospectors struck gold in California, Australia and South Africa. With fabulous new supplies, gold became the standard by which everything else was measured. But would this golden age last?
The untold family saga behind our most iconic bush legend. RM Williams was a legend in his own lifetime. The epitome of the iconic bushman and Australia's pioneering spirit. Swagman, cameleer, gold prospector and explorer, he built a multi-million dollar brand, based on the skills he developed in the bush.
Life is full of opportunities to learn new things, no matter what your age. Explore these videos as part of Community Colleges Australia's lifelong learning programs and enrich your knowledge of the world.
From Bathurst to Jabiluka, or gold to uranium, mining has reshaped Australia's landscape, economy and society. Explore the boom times and busts of life when miners move in or move on.