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Art historian Tim Marlow takes us on an insightful tour of some of the world's best paintings. This episode, Tim looks at American realist painter Edward Hopper's 1940 ...

Art historian Tim Marlow takes us on an insightful tour of some of the world's best paintings. This episode, Tim looks at American realist painter Edward Hopper's 1940 painting Office at Night.

A rediscovery of a master of Renaissance painting, whose reputation had become eclipsed by history. Bronzino was one of the leading painters of 16th century Florence, working ...

A rediscovery of a master of Renaissance painting, whose reputation had become eclipsed by history. Bronzino was one of the leading painters of 16th century Florence, working for the Medicis. As well as being an insight into his portraits and allegorical works, this film is a showcase for the state of the art procedures in art restoration bringing forth new, vibrant pictures, with their original colours, hues and details.

Internationally renowned Rembrandt experts gather at the Louvre where the original works of the artist housed in the gallery have been taken off the wall, and out of their ...

Internationally renowned Rembrandt experts gather at the Louvre where the original works of the artist housed in the gallery have been taken off the wall, and out of their frames, for close examination. A collective investigation on behalf of the experts reveals surprising new insights into techniques as well as the often complex histories of the paintings themselves.

This comprehensive fourteen part series takes a fresh look at the most important artworks of some of the greatest artists in history. Tim Marlow explores the life and work of ...

This comprehensive fourteen part series takes a fresh look at the most important artworks of some of the greatest artists in history. Tim Marlow explores the life and work of Van Gogh, one of the greatest modern painters of all time.

Seeks to uncover the facts behind the life of Jan Vermeer, the 17th century Dutch artist who lived and worked as a Catholic in a Protestant culture. Vermeer was unusual in ...

Seeks to uncover the facts behind the life of Jan Vermeer, the 17th century Dutch artist who lived and worked as a Catholic in a Protestant culture. Vermeer was unusual in that, having inherited his fathers business, he painted purely for pleasure.

The series concludes by delving into the world of satirical maps. In the late 1800s maps took on a new form, not as geographical tools, but as devices for humour, satire and ...

The series concludes by delving into the world of satirical maps. In the late 1800s maps took on a new form, not as geographical tools, but as devices for humour, satire and storytelling.

A rare glimpse behind the doors of some of the world's leading fashion houses. The series follows four different fashion houses 36 hours before a show. Tonight, we meet German ...

A rare glimpse behind the doors of some of the world's leading fashion houses. The series follows four different fashion houses 36 hours before a show. Tonight, we meet German fashion designer, artist and photographer Karl Lagerfeld who is the director of Italian high fashion house, Fendi.

Presenter Waldemar Januszczak asks why is Rembrandt's painting, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Tulp, so great. In the 17th century, the Dutch developed a passion for public ...

Presenter Waldemar Januszczak asks why is Rembrandt's painting, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Tulp, so great. In the 17th century, the Dutch developed a passion for public dismemberment. Dissections became a public event that would last from three to five days. Born in 1609 and moving to Amsterdam in 1631, Dr Tulp was an ambitious man who commissioned the newly arrived Rembrandt to paint this picture of one of his anatomy lessons mounted in 1632 by the Surgeons' Guild. The painting made Rembrandt's reputation and he went on to paint some of Amsterdam's finest people.

A restorer working on a Michelangelo sculpture uncovers evidence showing that the official artist of the Vatican and the Catholic Church, was, during the period of the ...

A restorer working on a Michelangelo sculpture uncovers evidence showing that the official artist of the Vatican and the Catholic Church, was, during the period of the Inquisition, flirting with Protestantism. Michelangelo belonged to a secret fraternity that was active in trying to avoid a schism in the Catholic and Protestant Churches. All of his friends who were pushing for reforms within the church were subsequently put to death by the Inquisition. Michelangelo however, being too important for the Catholic Church's own propaganda, was spared.

A rare glimpse behind the doors of some of the world's leading fashion houses. The series follows four different fashion houses 36 hours before a show. Tonight, we meet German ...

A rare glimpse behind the doors of some of the world's leading fashion houses. The series follows four different fashion houses 36 hours before a show. Tonight, we meet German fashion designer, artist and photographer Karl Lagerfeld who is the director of Italian high fashion house, Fendi.

Take a fresh look at the most important artists in history and gives a comprehensive survey of the history of art. Titian was one of the most versatile of Italian painters and ...

Take a fresh look at the most important artists in history and gives a comprehensive survey of the history of art. Titian was one of the most versatile of Italian painters and went on to influence the Renaissance and the future of Western art.

This comprehensive fourteen part series takes a fresh look at the most important artworks of some of the greatest artists in history. Tim Marlow explores the work of Italian ...

This comprehensive fourteen part series takes a fresh look at the most important artworks of some of the greatest artists in history. Tim Marlow explores the work of Italian painter Giotto (1266-1337), one of the first Renaissance painters.

In South America, we get busy with bright scraps of paper; in Australia we find out if a card tube creature can be made in under a minute; and in the UK the Mini Makers help ...

In South America, we get busy with bright scraps of paper; in Australia we find out if a card tube creature can be made in under a minute; and in the UK the Mini Makers help create a mountain of yummy cakes.

Get Arty
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Get Arty

Season 2  |  Episode 3  |  Discovery Kids  |  December 27, 2017
This kids TV show is getting kids' hands dirty and minds creative.

This kids TV show is getting kids' hands dirty and minds creative.

This series profiles some of our top contemporary artists. This episode features Arthur Koo'ekka Pambegan Jr, Christine Christophersen and HJ Wedge.

This series profiles some of our top contemporary artists. This episode features Arthur Koo'ekka Pambegan Jr, Christine Christophersen and HJ Wedge.

It's summer time in the Crafty Kids' neighbourhood. Clara, Li Mei and Ben are enjoying some refreshments at Mrs Mnouchka's store.

It's summer time in the Crafty Kids' neighbourhood. Clara, Li Mei and Ben are enjoying some refreshments at Mrs Mnouchka's store.

Get Arty
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Get Arty

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  Discovery Kids  |  March 7, 2018
Personalise your phone cover, create a beautiful floating lantern and meet surf photographer Joel Coleman.

Personalise your phone cover, create a beautiful floating lantern and meet surf photographer Joel Coleman.

The final of this series examines sculpture in the landscape. Art critic Waldemar Januszczak visits the giant mountain carving in South Dakota of Lakota Indian Crazy Horse, ...

The final of this series examines sculpture in the landscape. Art critic Waldemar Januszczak visits the giant mountain carving in South Dakota of Lakota Indian Crazy Horse, started 60 years ago as an antidote to the Mount Rushmore presidential carvings.

Follows the unique commission Martin Firrell received from St. Pauls Cathedral in London to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the completion of Christopher Wren's ...

Follows the unique commission Martin Firrell received from St. Pauls Cathedral in London to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the completion of Christopher Wren's masterpiece. Firrell is often categorised as a cultural activist, an artist who projects text in public spaces to promote social change.

There is great controversy about the meaning and symbolism of Giorgione's 'The Tempest' and presenter Waldemar Januszczak believes he's cracked the artist's code. Giorgione is ...

There is great controversy about the meaning and symbolism of Giorgione's 'The Tempest' and presenter Waldemar Januszczak believes he's cracked the artist's code. Giorgione is one of art history's most mysterious painters and his 'The Tempest' is one of the world's most mysterious paintings.

An intimate portrait of the life and work of one of Australia's greatest painters. When Ian Fairweather died in 1974, Australia not only lost an extraordinary artist but one ...

An intimate portrait of the life and work of one of Australia's greatest painters. When Ian Fairweather died in 1974, Australia not only lost an extraordinary artist but one of its greatest eccentrics. However, the reclusive, driven artist left behind a wonderful legacy - a body of marvellous paintings that today are highly collectible and hang on the walls of galleries around the world.

Covering all the major movements and trends in the history of photography, this authoritative series goes behind some of the most famous images of the last 150 years, ...

Covering all the major movements and trends in the history of photography, this authoritative series goes behind some of the most famous images of the last 150 years, analysing and using quirky visual techniques to illustrate the works and show how they were achieved.

China's entombed warriors bring to Sydney one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of our time. The exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales explores the period ...

China's entombed warriors bring to Sydney one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of our time. The exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales explores the period of Chinese history preceding the Qin dynasty of the first emperor.

In this final episode, art historian Nigel Spivey explores why, in the modern world where people see fewer real dead bodies than at any time in history, we seem almost ...

In this final episode, art historian Nigel Spivey explores why, in the modern world where people see fewer real dead bodies than at any time in history, we seem almost obsessed with images of death.

Find out how to make an amazing mountain range from torn leftover wrapping paper, and discover how William Morris made famous repeat-patterned wallpaper, after taking a stroll ...

Find out how to make an amazing mountain range from torn leftover wrapping paper, and discover how William Morris made famous repeat-patterned wallpaper, after taking a stroll in his rose-filled garden.

Find out how to make eye-catching colourful pictures from rubbish, and learn how Andy Warhol did a type of recycling when he created some of his most famous works of art.

Find out how to make eye-catching colourful pictures from rubbish, and learn how Andy Warhol did a type of recycling when he created some of his most famous works of art.

In this super seaside party, find out how to make a fabulous rock pool with gloopy glue, wax crayons and play sand. Discover the strange way the artist JM W Turner painted a ...

In this super seaside party, find out how to make a fabulous rock pool with gloopy glue, wax crayons and play sand. Discover the strange way the artist JM W Turner painted a very stormy sea.

After the success of IM Pei's glass pyramid at the Louvre in 1989, a new architectural project was born to house a new wing devoted to Islamic artworks. This is the story of ...

After the success of IM Pei's glass pyramid at the Louvre in 1989, a new architectural project was born to house a new wing devoted to Islamic artworks. This is the story of the genesis of the new building and its 'flying carpet' roof, in the Cour Visconti.

Filmmaker Sophie Fiennes examines the mysterious world of German artist, Anselm Kiefer, on his estate in Barjac, southern France, which he has transformed into an ...

Filmmaker Sophie Fiennes examines the mysterious world of German artist, Anselm Kiefer, on his estate in Barjac, southern France, which he has transformed into an extraordinary artistic centre, at once the place where his paintings and sculptures are housed and displayed, and a colossal, evolving architectural artwork in itself.

Mister Maker Around the World
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Mister Maker Around the World

Season 1  |  Episode 7  |  ABC2 Kids  |  December 31, 2016
Find out how to make something space-age that's out of this world in South Africa, discover whether Mister Maker can make a pen pot with a twist, and see what happens when he ...

Find out how to make something space-age that's out of this world in South Africa, discover whether Mister Maker can make a pen pot with a twist, and see what happens when he meets a Mini Maker on an Australian beach.

Create
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Create: Propagation

Season 2  |  Episode 3  |  ABC ME  |  September 7, 2017
If you've ever seen a cool plant and wondered how you could have your own then this episode of Create is for you! Propagation is all about how to take a cutting from a parent ...

If you've ever seen a cool plant and wondered how you could have your own then this episode of Create is for you! Propagation is all about how to take a cutting from a parent plant and use it to grow your very own plant!

Apart from the sun and water, plants need other nutrients to grow and be healthy. One of the best ways to get these nutrients to the plants is through fertiliser. In this ...

Apart from the sun and water, plants need other nutrients to grow and be healthy. One of the best ways to get these nutrients to the plants is through fertiliser. In this episode, we show you how to make plant fertilisers.

Create
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Create: Mossarium

Season 2  |  Episode 1  |  ABC ME  |  September 2, 2017
This mossarium is the perfect way to create a low maintenance and beautiful mini moss garden that you can keep in the house. Check out this episode to find out how to create ...

This mossarium is the perfect way to create a low maintenance and beautiful mini moss garden that you can keep in the house. Check out this episode to find out how to create your very own!

Get Arty
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Get Arty

Season 2  |  Episode 5  |  Discovery Kids  |  January 10, 2018
Make a birthday cake you won't believe, makes your own wrapping paper, trick up a balloon party decoration, and create the perfect party nail art.

Make a birthday cake you won't believe, makes your own wrapping paper, trick up a balloon party decoration, and create the perfect party nail art.

Get Arty
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Get Arty

Season 2  |  Episode 1  |  Discovery Kids  |  December 13, 2017
This kids TV show is getting kids' hands dirty and minds creative.

This kids TV show is getting kids' hands dirty and minds creative.

Art Attack
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Art Attack

Season 4  |  Episode 10  |  7flix  |  January 20, 2018
Make an animal inspired wig using felt, paint, paper, glue and card, or catch up with Alex as he designs a Finding Nemo image out of pool related materials. After that, Lloyd ...

Make an animal inspired wig using felt, paint, paper, glue and card, or catch up with Alex as he designs a Finding Nemo image out of pool related materials. After that, Lloyd constructs an owl out of thin tissue paper, glue and felt, and lastly, make yourself a fird (half bird, half fish) with modelling clay, card, magnets, paint and markers.

Everyone forgets to water their plants from time to time and this little creation could be just what you need. This self-watering pot will make sure your plant never misses ...

Everyone forgets to water their plants from time to time and this little creation could be just what you need. This self-watering pot will make sure your plant never misses another drink!

Lila is admiring a super stencilled design that Ben has created. Matt jumps at the opportunity to get her attention and promises to decorate her book bag with a pretty design too.

Lila is admiring a super stencilled design that Ben has created. Matt jumps at the opportunity to get her attention and promises to decorate her book bag with a pretty design too.

This comprehensive fourteen part series takes a fresh look at the most important artworks of some of the greatest artists in history. Examine the life and work of Rubens, who ...

This comprehensive fourteen part series takes a fresh look at the most important artworks of some of the greatest artists in history. Examine the life and work of Rubens, who was a key figure in the extravagant Baroque style.

Well-known art critic Waldemar Januszczak explores the myths behind and origins of some of the world's most famous and beautiful paintings. Who is the mysterious "Mona Lisa", ...

Well-known art critic Waldemar Januszczak explores the myths behind and origins of some of the world's most famous and beautiful paintings. Who is the mysterious "Mona Lisa", and how did she come to feature in the most famous painting in the world? What is the disturbing moral of Rembrandt's "The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Tulp"? And how does Botticelli's representation of the goddess of love in "The Birth of Venus" reflect the bloody drama of high Renaissance Florence?

This comprehensive series takes a fresh look at the most important artworks of some of the greatest artists in history. Tim Marlow examines the work of Leonardo da Vinci, ...

This comprehensive series takes a fresh look at the most important artworks of some of the greatest artists in history. Tim Marlow examines the work of Leonardo da Vinci, including one of the world's most famous paintings the Mona Lisa.

Mister Maker Around the World
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Mister Maker Around the World

Season 1  |  Episode 10  |  ABC2 Kids  |  April 25, 2016
Mister Maker travels the world and meets lots of Mini Makers along the way. In Australia, find out if he can make an egg-cellent egg diver and in Hong Kong, discover how to ...

Mister Maker travels the world and meets lots of Mini Makers along the way. In Australia, find out if he can make an egg-cellent egg diver and in Hong Kong, discover how to make some really handy art!

Mister Maker Around the World
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Mister Maker Around the World

Season 1  |  Episode 25  |  ABC2 Kids  |  May 10, 2016
In the UK, we find out whether he can make a funny fur hand in under a minute; in South Africa the Mini Makers help build a really wild animal picture; and in Hong Kong look ...

In the UK, we find out whether he can make a funny fur hand in under a minute; in South Africa the Mini Makers help build a really wild animal picture; and in Hong Kong look out for some really arty fun with kitchen foil.

Discover how to make torn paper pictures and find out how a plant was once used to make the colour blue. Scrappz shows us how to make some brilliant blue button pencil toppers.

Discover how to make torn paper pictures and find out how a plant was once used to make the colour blue. Scrappz shows us how to make some brilliant blue button pencil toppers.

In the Party Pad today, find out how to make a fantastic doodle picture by drawing around interestingly-shaped objects, and discover how artist Paul Klee doodled by taking a ...

In the Party Pad today, find out how to make a fantastic doodle picture by drawing around interestingly-shaped objects, and discover how artist Paul Klee doodled by taking a line for a walk.

Discover how to make colourful flower pictures with a washing up brush dipped in colourful paint, and discover how the famous author Beatrix Potter got lots of arty ideas in ...

Discover how to make colourful flower pictures with a washing up brush dipped in colourful paint, and discover how the famous author Beatrix Potter got lots of arty ideas in the countryside.

Renowned art critic Waldemar Januszczak continues his witty and intriguing journey exploring the world's sculpture. Exploring the way that sculpture has been enlisted by ...

Renowned art critic Waldemar Januszczak continues his witty and intriguing journey exploring the world's sculpture. Exploring the way that sculpture has been enlisted by society, politics and religion, Januszczak travels across the world to Easter Island to see the extraordinary sculptural legacy the civilisation left there. He also uncovers the secrets of Mount Rushmore, Dakota, where four US presidents' faces are carved into the mountain and then visits a Lithuanian theme park filled with statues of Lenin, Stalin and Marx.

The discovery of prehistoric cave paintings led to the shocking realisation that humans have been creating art for over 30,000 years. Episode 2 reveals how the very first ...

The discovery of prehistoric cave paintings led to the shocking realisation that humans have been creating art for over 30,000 years. Episode 2 reveals how the very first pictures were created, and how images may have triggered change in human history.

Mister Maker Around the World
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Mister Maker Around the World

Season 1  |  Episode 8  |  ABC2 Kids  |  April 23, 2016
Mister Maker, Scrappz and Tocky find out how to make something prehistoric in South America. In Australia, discover if Mister Maker can make a gorgeous glitter badge. And see ...

Mister Maker, Scrappz and Tocky find out how to make something prehistoric in South America. In Australia, discover if Mister Maker can make a gorgeous glitter badge. And see what's cooking in a Hong Kong street market.

Clara and her friends are busy preparing a neighbourhood tea party. All the neighbours are invited, even Mr Groucho.

Clara and her friends are busy preparing a neighbourhood tea party. All the neighbours are invited, even Mr Groucho.

Get Arty
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Get Arty

Season 2  |  Episode 12  |  Discovery Kids  |  February 28, 2018
Antony has a funky sketch, Charlotte shows you how to make your own crown from lace, and make a really cute necklace with Jye.

Antony has a funky sketch, Charlotte shows you how to make your own crown from lace, and make a really cute necklace with Jye.

Art Attack
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Art Attack

Season 4  |  Episode 8  |  7flix  |  January 20, 2018
Channel your sporty spirit with this Art Attack ice hockey goalkeeper, using a recycled cardboard box, a tiny bottle, a ruler, modelling clay, paint, a chopstick and some ...

Channel your sporty spirit with this Art Attack ice hockey goalkeeper, using a recycled cardboard box, a tiny bottle, a ruler, modelling clay, paint, a chopstick and some fresh ideas for your team's uniform. Then check out Alex's football scene made from sporting goods, and follow along as Lloyd makes a scoreboard for your new ice hockey goalkeeper out of card, felt, paint, and Velcro dots. Lastly, make a perfectly organised skipping rope and basketball inspired holder out of two small bottles, cardboard, rope, paint, glue and paper.

Get Arty
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Get Arty

Season 2  |  Episode 4  |  Discovery Kids  |  January 7, 2018
Make some cool characters out of recycled materials, meet a movie sculptor and prop maker, a backpack makeover with a monster theme, and make a robot that can dance and draw.

Make some cool characters out of recycled materials, meet a movie sculptor and prop maker, a backpack makeover with a monster theme, and make a robot that can dance and draw.

Get Arty
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Get Arty

Season 1  |  Episode 7  |  Discovery Kids  |  April 18, 2018
Better Homes and Gardens presenter Adam Dovile teams up with Jacqui to make an indoor tent.

Better Homes and Gardens presenter Adam Dovile teams up with Jacqui to make an indoor tent.

Deadly Art
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Deadly Art: Mountain Gorilla

Season 1  |  Episode 12  |  Discovery Kids  |  May 27, 2018
Jo and Mike take on possibly the largest project of all and fill the studio with a massive mountain gorilla. You can make your own talking gorilla puppet too.

Jo and Mike take on possibly the largest project of all and fill the studio with a massive mountain gorilla. You can make your own talking gorilla puppet too.

A quirky and at times dark journey through sculptures with leading British art critic Waldemar Januszczak, is a fascinating look at inspiring and remarkable pieces all around ...

A quirky and at times dark journey through sculptures with leading British art critic Waldemar Januszczak, is a fascinating look at inspiring and remarkable pieces all around the world. The three-part series travels from a remote Nigerian village to the legendary Easter Island where sombre mysterious structures dominate from a previous civilisation. He also visits a Lithuanian theme park featuring old Communist statues of Lenin, Stalin and Marx.

A rare glimpse behind the doors of some of the world's leading fashion houses. The series follows four different fashion houses 36 hours before a show. Tonight, we meet German ...

A rare glimpse behind the doors of some of the world's leading fashion houses. The series follows four different fashion houses 36 hours before a show. Tonight, we meet German fashion designer, artist and photographer Karl Lagerfeld who is the director of Italian high fashion house, Fendi.

Connected By Light is a visually rich documentary that follows internationally acclaimed Australian media-artist Lynette Wallworth, as she creates a new work Duality of Light. ...

Connected By Light is a visually rich documentary that follows internationally acclaimed Australian media-artist Lynette Wallworth, as she creates a new work Duality of Light. Wallworth's work is storming the traditional boundaries between art galleries and film festivals, and she is being invited to exhibit her installations at major festivals around the world.

Francisco Goya was born in Aragon, Spain, in 1746. He underwent a major change following a road accident in 1793 and subsequently suffered a stroke that left him deaf. Before ...

Francisco Goya was born in Aragon, Spain, in 1746. He underwent a major change following a road accident in 1793 and subsequently suffered a stroke that left him deaf. Before 1793, his paintings represented joyful scenes, in bright colours and after his accident he drew grim representations showing the ugly side of human nature.

The second of a two-part documentary exploring the city's role as a catalyst for modernity. Profiling the experiences of artists such as composer Erik Satie, and poet Tristan ...

The second of a two-part documentary exploring the city's role as a catalyst for modernity. Profiling the experiences of artists such as composer Erik Satie, and poet Tristan Tzara, the programme focuses on the French capital's art scene.

Paris was the centre of artistic and cultural life from the dawn of the 20th century up the start of World War II. This two-part film explores how and why emigre artists from ...

Paris was the centre of artistic and cultural life from the dawn of the 20th century up the start of World War II. This two-part film explores how and why emigre artists from around the world flocked to the City of Light to interact and ply their trade. It follows the major trends and modernist movements, ending with the great financial crash of 1929.

How does art survive in a time of oppression? During the Soviet rule artists were executed, sent to mental hospital or gulags. This film takes us on a dramatic journey of ...

How does art survive in a time of oppression? During the Soviet rule artists were executed, sent to mental hospital or gulags. This film takes us on a dramatic journey of sacrifice for the sake of creative freedom.

A rare glimpse behind the doors of some of the world's leading fashion houses. The series follows four different fashion houses 36 hours before a show. Tonight, we meet German ...

A rare glimpse behind the doors of some of the world's leading fashion houses. The series follows four different fashion houses 36 hours before a show. Tonight, we meet German fashion designer, artist and photographer Karl Lagerfeld who is the director of Italian high fashion house, Fendi.

Join Mister Maker for a brilliant Arty Party all about transport. Find out how to make eye-catching busy road pictures, and discover how Leonardo da Vinci invented a flying ...

Join Mister Maker for a brilliant Arty Party all about transport. Find out how to make eye-catching busy road pictures, and discover how Leonardo da Vinci invented a flying machine that never actually flew.

Explore this collection with your students and discover a broad range of subject matter, approaches, styles and media featuring a variety of art making practices.
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.
Getting crafty in the classroom today? Check out some of our favourite arty ideas from Play School, Mister Maker and Art Attack for DIY minibeasts, monsters, puppets and more. (ACAVAM107,ACAVAM111,ACAVAM115,VCAVAV022,VCAVAV026)
Space inspires our greatest scientific and creative minds. Take to the stars with NASA, or hop aboard Millennium Falcon in the best of space fact and fiction. (ACSSU188,ACSSU189,VCSSU127,VCSSU128,VCSSU129)
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