Iceland, one of the most northern countries in the world...only 25 miles from the arctic circle is the most active volcanic area on the planet with the largest waterfall and glacier in Europe. Here Rogers has been invited to Akureyri, one of the twenty largest cities in Iceland located at the end of the largest fjord in Iceland, to create a series of earth artworks to preserve their ancient Celtic/Viking mythology.
Illuminating insights in this fascinating story of how some of the great masterpieces from Europe, Asia and America found their way into Australian public collections. Written and presented by Betty Churcher.
Part of Confucian teaching on an ordered world is respect for your elders, both in age and position, respect for the order of the group. At the turn of the 20th century young artists were challenging this way of organising society. To do this they promoted the rights of the lowest member of Confucian society, the girl. Liu Haisu's Girl in a fox fur shocked audiences by depicting a confident modern young woman. Across the sea in Japan, artists were also challenging tradition. Yorozu in his Nude Beauty, embraced individualism.
A documentary series commissioned by the Art Gallery of New South Wales that offers a unique view into contemporary art practice in Australia through portraits of three significant and diverse artists.
Scarlett is putting on a puppet show and you're invited. Scarlett works with a professional puppeteer to learn how to make a sock puppet. Scarlett creates a fairy puppet and puts on a fairy dust puppet show.
First Fleet captain John Hunter copied the work of young First Fleet midshipman George Raper to produce his famous sketchbook showing life in Botany Bay. Raper's own First Fleet paintings, begun in 1788, show his skill and fine eye for detail in capturing the birds and flowers of NSW. They were acquired by the National Library of Australia in 2004 after lying undiscovered and undisturbed for more than 200 years in an English manor. While Hunter, who became the second governor of NSW, didn't share Raper's talents with a paintbrush, both men shared equally an excitement and enthusiasm for recording what they found in Sydney Cove in 1788.
Get moving with the HippoBus, using newspaper, tape, paint and a few recycled additions, and make a quick burger with tissues and card. Join Alex on an Eastern adventure and watch him bring a martial arts inspired night scene to life using Chinese materials. Then, have a hoot exploring new painting techniques using cardboard paddles. And before you pack away the pens, learn how to make a windy trick tie to fool all your friends.
This film sheds light on the early influences of one of our greatest painters. Born in Adelaide in 1921, Smart's early years were spent discovering the back lanes of the city's inner suburbs. Now retired from painting, his last work Labyrinth (2011) evokes those memories.
Isaiah visits a pinata maker who shows him how to construct a papier-mache pinata using an inflated balloon, engrudo, a flour-based homemade glue, and coloured paper. Isaiah is then invited to a Mexican-themed party.
With this work, the painter invents the pointillism and, behind the peaceful banks of the Seine, seizes by his technique the economic and social upheavals of a time which dedicate themselves without Limit in the religion of the progress.
Stairway To Heaven is the story of an ancient and sublime work of sacred art, whose loss not only shook the art world, but triggered the shocking realisation that traditional Islamic knowledge and skills have all but vanished.
Clients rarely ask more from a piece of art than the Macquarie Group: having spent hundreds of millions in a stunning restoration of a Sydney beaux arts building, the corporation wants to fill the last remaining space - a clunky, inaccessible ten storey light well - with an artwork that will not only look ravishing, it will drive entrepreneurial creativity among their staff.
In this filmed tour of the Denver Art Museum's Hamilton Building, Daniel Libeskind explains his titanium-clad, shard-like building and how the geometry on the exterior is reflected to provide spectacular spaces inside.
The struggle of scaling up artwork is never more apparent than when you're starting with a figure barely 30cm tall. When you add the difficulties of handcrafting in clay across the language barrier, then the final results speak both to an extraordinary tenacity of vision and the universality of artistic expression.
The painter accumulates the vertiginous reflections and the enigmatic echos on the court of King of Spain Philippe IV and reveals us Europe which questions on the place of the illusion and the reality.
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)