Continuing this spectacular three-part series, this week we move on from Italy to continue our lesson in Baroque, as 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.
In the remote West Australian Aboriginal community of Bidyadanga, a new art movement has emerged. At its helm, is a young Aboriginal man, Daniel Walbidi, who lives in a modest home with his parents and extended family.
In the final part of this three-part series Waldemar Januszczak explores the English Baroque. From the Queen's House at Greenwich in London, through Britain's first important painter - William Dobson to the magnetism of Van Dyck.
In the third instalment, Edmund Capon explores how, since the 1960s, Australia and its art went global. Transformed into a migrant nation, Australia's dependence on Britain ended and artists played a huge role in shaping the new Australia.
Monumental Vision is an international arts adventure series that follows the adventures of Andrew Rogers, one of Australia's most distinguished contemporary sculptors as he works in remote and exotic locations around the world to create monumental 'earth art' called geoglyphs.
Filmed in Papua New Guinea's jungles and Brisbane in Australia, this is a fascinating look at how different cultures approach art and how one man and his wife took their art to a new audience. Charismatic artist and Highland community leader Dr Michael Mel, challenges colonial stereotyping by asking international art-goers to "construct their own native". He invites them to paint his near-naked artist partner and wife Anna, in ochres and priceless feathers.
An art practice that engages with chance and coincidence and seeks to explore the deep beauties of the universe at work? Sounds tricky - so to turn that into Big Art takes enormous dedication to the most intricate processes at every stage of production - not to mention taking molten bronze well outside the safety zone.
Combining cutting-edge animation and 3D techniques, this series brings alive masterpieces of classic art and presents each work within a visual time-scale of the period and place they were created. The works and artists are put into sociological and political context with stunning visual effects, finally offering a modern and engaging approach to art criticism, beyond the cliched "expert in front of a work of art".
Danny Eastwood is an influential and groundbreaking Australian Indigenous artist who has been working in the Blacktown community for over 30 years. At 68 years old he has retired three times - but unable to say no, Eastwood finds himself continuing at a tireless pace teaching art classes throughout his community.
In March 2013, John Olsen began work on his largest painting since the Sydney Opera House mural Salute to Five Bells. The eight metre by six metre mural titled The King Sun was transported to Melbourne and installed in the new Collins Square complex. This film follows the painting from blank panels to the installation in Melbourne.
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'.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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)