Caravaggio
1:44:34

Caravaggio

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS August 22, 2010

Visual arts

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Angelo Longoni's sumptuous two-part series looks at the rise and fall of Michelangelo Merisi, later known as the controversial artist Caravaggio. A violent genius and ...

Angelo Longoni's sumptuous two-part series looks at the rise and fall of Michelangelo Merisi, later known as the controversial artist Caravaggio. A violent genius and womaniser, he defied the ideal vision of the world imposed by the Renaissance through his paintings of the outcast figures he knew so well: drunkards, vagrants and prostitutes.

Project Runway Australia
48:29

Project Runway Australia

Season 4 Episode 4 Arena October 29, 2012

Visual arts

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
The nine remaining designers are taken to a construction site where Megan and Alex give them their next challenge: They must transform real-life tradies with an on-trend ...

The nine remaining designers are taken to a construction site where Megan and Alex give them their next challenge: They must transform real-life tradies with an on-trend menswear look suitable for a night out on the town. Not only do they have to get the look right, they have to please their tradie, too. Who can satisfy both their client and the judges, and who will be sent home?

Painting The Mind
47:40

Painting The Mind

STUDIO September 14, 2011

Visual arts

Health and PE

Critical thinking

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Can controversial techniques of brain stimulation unleash mind-blowing creativity in us all? Imagine surviving a massive brain injury, then waking up in hospital to discover ...

Can controversial techniques of brain stimulation unleash mind-blowing creativity in us all? Imagine surviving a massive brain injury, then waking up in hospital to discover your personality has completely transformed. It happened to builder and former jailbird Tommy McHugh; also to Jon Sarkin, once a shy and conventional chiropractor. Now McHugh easily bursts into tears; Sarkin is garrulous and intense. And after suffering strokes both stunned their doctors, families and friends by suddenly revealing a hitherto hidden and compulsive talent - to create amazing art that is confounding critics and collectors alike.

Gang Ways
44:18

Gang Ways

ABC February 27, 2011

Visual arts

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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A fascinating look at the artist-run Gang Festival that took place in Chippendale, Sydney. A group of young Indonesian artists came to Sydney to exhibit their work and ...

A fascinating look at the artist-run Gang Festival that took place in Chippendale, Sydney. A group of young Indonesian artists came to Sydney to exhibit their work and collaborate in a cultural exchange between Indonesia and Australia. They lived and worked with their Australian artist contemporaries for four weeks, exchanging ideas and working together. The exchange culminates with a number of exhibitions and the festival.

Anh's Brush with Fame
28:23

Anh's Brush with Fame: Kate Ceberano

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC September 14, 2016

Visual arts

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
Kate Ceberano exudes boundless energy and a big personality, and she's had a much more complicated family life than many realise, so how will Anh capture all this on canvas?

Kate Ceberano exudes boundless energy and a big personality, and she's had a much more complicated family life than many realise, so how will Anh capture all this on canvas?

War Paint: The World According To George Gittoes
28:23

War Paint: The World According To George Gittoes

ABC May 27, 2014

Visual arts

Media arts

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
War Paint: The World According To George Gittoes wrestles the camera off the great showman to discover just who George Gittoes is and what his work means to the world.

War Paint: The World According To George Gittoes wrestles the camera off the great showman to discover just who George Gittoes is and what his work means to the world.

The Archibald
50:42

The Archibald: Welcome to the Archibald!

Season 1 Episode 1 Smooth/Arts September 18, 2018

Visual arts

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
The Archibald is Australia's most coveted art prize competition - awarded annually to the best portrait, preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, ...

The Archibald is Australia's most coveted art prize competition - awarded annually to the best portrait, preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics, painted by any artist resident in Australasia.

Artsville
58:26

Artsville: You See Monsters

ABC November 28, 2017

Visual arts

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
This documentary explores the work of a new generation of Australian Muslim artists who are asserting their own agency and fighting anti-Islamic bigotry with satire, ...

This documentary explores the work of a new generation of Australian Muslim artists who are asserting their own agency and fighting anti-Islamic bigotry with satire, imagination and irreverence.

The Art of Gothic
50:00

The Art of Gothic: The City and the Soul

Season 1 Episode 2 Smooth/Arts June 5, 2018

Visual arts

History

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
Andrew Graham-Dixon continues his examination of England's Gothic Revival, focusing on the influence of the Industrial Revolution on Gothic art and literature, which became ...

Andrew Graham-Dixon continues his examination of England's Gothic Revival, focusing on the influence of the Industrial Revolution on Gothic art and literature, which became both backward and forward looking. While Mary Shelley warned of the dangers of how science could get out of control in her novel Frankenstein, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott used Gothic architecture to memorialise Prince Albert as a medieval hero. Meanwhile, poets indulged in hallucinatory drugs to reach new Gothic heights.

Artists At Work
42:05

Artists At Work: Claire Healy And Sean Cordeiro

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC July 19, 2010

Visual arts

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
Up and coming installation artists have come back to Sydney after two years on the international arts circuit and are revisiting Sean's parents' garage in suburban Sydney. ...

Up and coming installation artists have come back to Sydney after two years on the international arts circuit and are revisiting Sean's parents' garage in suburban Sydney. What was once just leftover stuff, packed away in damp boxes while they travelled the world, will now become the centrepiece of their new work for the Art Gallery of New South Wales' annual sculpture exhibition - The Balnaves.

The Art of Gothic
49:23

The Art of Gothic: Liberty, Diversity and Depravity

Season 1 Episode 1 Smooth/Arts May 29, 2018

Visual arts

History

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
Andrew Graham-Dixon examines England's Gothic Revival - an architectural movement that began in the mid-1700s. He starts by exploring its restrained aristocratic beginnings, ...

Andrew Graham-Dixon examines England's Gothic Revival - an architectural movement that began in the mid-1700s. He starts by exploring its restrained aristocratic beginnings, then reveals how it went on to influence some of Britain's most famous artwork and buildings.

The Art Life
26:38

The Art Life: Lust For Life

Season 2 Episode 3 ABC October 9, 2015

Visual arts

Civics and citizenship

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
The final episode in this series, Lust For Life, looks at contemporary art that engages with political issues on local and international scales. Andrew meets with artists ...

The final episode in this series, Lust For Life, looks at contemporary art that engages with political issues on local and international scales. Andrew meets with artists Deborah Kelly, Zanny Begg, Mickie Quick, Nobody and Astra Howard and discovers how their work challenges the conventional barriers between the artist and audience.

Artists At Work
26:55

Artists At Work: Pan

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC July 28, 2010

Visual arts

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
Artists at Work is a captivating four-part series which invites viewers to share first-hand in the intimate and sometimes delicate world of the creative process. In painting ...

Artists at Work is a captivating four-part series which invites viewers to share first-hand in the intimate and sometimes delicate world of the creative process. In painting studios, rehearsal rooms and galleries we watch a mix of artists give birth to four very different pieces of art. Each episode tracks the artwork from conception to completion and explores the setbacks and dramas that unfold as the artists struggle to realise their vision.

The Art Life
26:39

The Art Life: Who Made Who

Season 2 Episode 2 ABC October 2, 2015

Visual arts

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
What does it mean to be an artist today? What do artists do? And how do ideas about the role of the artist affect the way art is made and seen? These are the questions Andrew ...

What does it mean to be an artist today? What do artists do? And how do ideas about the role of the artist affect the way art is made and seen? These are the questions Andrew Frost explores in the second series of The Art Life. Part two, Who Made Who, looks at the idea that being an artist is a role that can be taken on like an actor playing a part.

Shadow Play
56:22

Shadow Play

ABC January 6, 2013

Visual arts

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
Anton Corbijn has transformed his portrait subjects into timeless icons, capturing and enhancing their fame, all the while attempting to sabotage their celebrity.

Anton Corbijn has transformed his portrait subjects into timeless icons, capturing and enhancing their fame, all the while attempting to sabotage their celebrity.

Francis Bacon: A Brush with Violence
52:31

Francis Bacon: A Brush with Violence

Smooth/Arts January 1, 2019

Visual arts

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Francis Bacon was the loudest, rudest, drunkest, most sought-after British artist of the 20th century. Twenty-five years after his death, his canvases regularly exceed 40 ...

Francis Bacon was the loudest, rudest, drunkest, most sought-after British artist of the 20th century. Twenty-five years after his death, his canvases regularly exceed 40 million pounds at auction. Bacon's appeal is rooted in his notoriety - a candid image he presented of himself as Roaring Boy, Lord of Misrule and Conveyor of Artistic Violence. This was true enough, but only part of the truth. He carefully cultivated the facade, protecting the complex and haunted man behind the myth. In this unique, compelling film, those who knew him speak freely, some for the first time, to reveal the many mysteries of Francis Bacon.

Art Of America
59:37

Art Of America: What Lies Beneath

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC July 28, 2013

Visual arts

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
Following on from Andrew Graham-Dixon's acclaimed explorations in Germany, Russia and Spain, the leading art critic crosses the Atlantic to explore the story of American art.

Following on from Andrew Graham-Dixon's acclaimed explorations in Germany, Russia and Spain, the leading art critic crosses the Atlantic to explore the story of American art.

Subtopia
29:22

Subtopia

Episode 1 ABC September 11, 2012

Visual arts

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
Adrian Doyle is the dynamic face of the urban art world in Melbourne - part artist, part academic, part entrepreneur and part social activist. In 2008 he set up The Blender ...

Adrian Doyle is the dynamic face of the urban art world in Melbourne - part artist, part academic, part entrepreneur and part social activist. In 2008 he set up The Blender Studios as a co-op for street artists. The old warehouse has become a hub of Australia's finest practitioners. He runs an enormously successful council program that gets 'young punks' to stop doing graffiti and instead 'beautify' the walls of Melbourne.