Featuring Ken Unsworth, one of Australia's most prolific and fascinating artists. He is 76 years old and continues to work with relentless passion, emotion and wit in installation, performance and sculpture.
In Australia, discover if Mister Maker can make some googly eye glasses in a minute. In South Africa, find out what can be created from an old cookie cutter and in the UK, lots of Mini Makers build a terrific toy picture.
In this spectacular three-part series, the viewer gets to explore the Baroque tradition in many of its key locations. Starting in Italy and following the spread of the wildfire across Europe and beyond, UK art critic Waldemar Januszczak takes us on a tour of the best examples of Baroque to be found, and tells the best stories behind those works.
British art critic Matthew Collings examines the concept of beauty in art and gives ten specific examples which best reflect his chosen categories, ranging from 'surprise' and 'selection' to 'simplicity' and 'nature'.
Hosted by passionate photographer Andrew Guensberg (Australian Idol), Photo Finish is a unique series where, each week, three amateur photographers compete head-to-head in themed photographic challenges.
Not Quite Art series 2 is an insightful and humorous journey through an increasingly fragmented cultural landscape - where the internet and communications have given us a set of cultural choices and influences unimaginable even a decade ago. How do we collect, archive and categorise a fragmented, diverse and exploding digital culture? In DIY Museums Marcus Westbury visits a Pop Culture convention and works his way through an army of Star Wars characters and anime geeks to find some artists producing original and evocative Australian culture.
The Pacific Coast of the United States and Canada has a rich tradition in architectural modernism. Adapting and interpreting its defining principles to make connections with the landscape and adopt a natural way of living, communing between the inside and outside of homes. Architects, designers, residents, critics and commentators line up to give their insights into the history of the Modernist movement in North America, showing its best examples as well as some of the more quirky and individual buildings which have come from this rich, if often misunderstood, and frequently unloved tradition.
Lismore Regional Art Gallery commissioned artist Lucille Martin to design a work in fabric, and involve the local embroidery guild in the creation of the work. This is the story of their efforts from design to completion.
The Art of Australia is a stunning three-part landmark series on how art and artists helped to shape Australia's national identity. Edmund Capon, former Art Gallery of New South Wales director, uncovers the story of how art and artists played their part in this country's cultural and historical development.
Leonardo da Vinci is considered by many to be one of the greatest artists who ever lived. Yet his reputation rests on only a handful of pictures - including the world's most famous painting, the Mona Lisa. Fiona Bruce attempts to uncover the story of this enigmatic genius.
In episode 2 Edmund Capon charts how in the 20th century two world wars influenced the struggle for modern art to gain acceptance in Australia. He climbs the Harbour Bridge to tell the story of how a small band of artists, some of them women like Grace Cossington Smith, were drawn to modern art inspired by mass production and industrial design. The building of the Sydney Harbour Bridge was a pivotal moment, as was the popularity of photography.
Six hundred years ago, one painting in northern Europe was prized above all others. The painting was huge and overwhelming - the Descent from the Cross. The painter was a Flemish master, Rogier Van Der Weyden.
Margaret Olley: A Life In Paint is an intimate one-hour documentary about one of Australia's best-loved painters. A well-known figure from the time she was painted by William Dobell in 1948, Olley's celebrity status tended to overshadow her life as a painter. This film puts Margaret OIley the painter on centre stage. Many believe her last works - those painted in the 18 months leading up to her death on 26 July 2011 - were amongst her finest.
Take a behind-the-scenes journey into the intriguing work of one of Australia's most important living artists, Janet Laurence. Eight years in the making, this film follows Janet as she produces major installation artworks that have become part of our cities' landscapes.
Design an arty bag for all your outdoor adventures, using a large plastic bottle, toilet rolls, tape, hessian and newsprint. Alex turns a bit of bad luck around with an image of Mater the tow truck made from camping and quarry materials. Lloyd makes a glowing cityscape out of chalk and unique paper stencils, and learn how to make a holiday souvenir out of two plastic plates, tape, glue, paper towels and a cool vacation inspired idea.
Power up with these super hero wristbands made from recycled plastic bottles, cardboard, paper, paint and pens. Then Alex's puts together an on-theme Spider Man action shot, and Llyod makes a super logo to finish off the superhero outfit, you'll need a large bowl, card and paint. And before you go, it's time to make a super villain disguise out of card, newspaper, a skewer, tape and glue.
Bring the art gallery home with this cool gilt frame design, made from cardboard, pens, paper towel, paint and a picture or drawing to display. You could even use your new Quick Art relief drawings! Then it's over to Alex with a wellness-inspired picture of Dottie "Doc" McStuffins. After that, weave yourself a fancy fish friend with some contrasting paper and crayons, or make a clown-that-never-falls-down out of modelling clay, a recycled bottle, paint, pens, glue, newspaper and your favourite clown character.
Crown yourself royalty with this dazzling, dynastic Art Attack. You'll need some cardboard, paint, glue, crepe paper, bottle caps and a very regal design. Then hit the road with Alex's automotive assemblage. And learn how to draw a dinosaur with perfect scaly skin using netting, paper, tape, pens, paint, sponges and crayons. Lastly, bring your medieval fantasies to life using recycles boxes, plastic bottles, tape, paint, sand and your most creative tower ideas.
Embark on an intergalactic mission with the Art Attack crew using straws, tape, recycled plastic cups, bottle lids, paint and your best space suit design. Next, Alex teams up with Disney's The Muppets to bring a monster Animal to life. Then grab an adult and start constructing your own seafaring fishing vessel out of cardboard, corrugated card and glue. Lastly, make a pair of fancy frames for all your festive needs using card, newspaper, paint and some recycled plastic sheeting.
Make a wise wizard, using card, pens, pencils, glue and some creativity, and starting asking all your difficult questions. Alex makes country inspired homage to pesky garden critters using different farming tools. Then, using assorted crepe paper, glue, paint and a little wonder, make a menagerie of all your favourite creatures. Lastly, make a handy cardboard tool belt for all your arty materials.
Fiery red, cool blue and sunny yellow are phrases used to describe feelings associated with colours. But what actually is colour? Find out all about colours in this collection to share with your students.
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)