Seraphine
2:01:02

Seraphine

SBS Viceland April 5, 2017

Visual arts

Media arts

Modern history

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
An impoverished, middle-aged French housekeeper's secret talent for painting is noticed by a respected German art critic, who promises her worldwide success. Based on the life ...

An impoverished, middle-aged French housekeeper's secret talent for painting is noticed by a respected German art critic, who promises her worldwide success. Based on the life of one of France's most famous female artists, Seraphine de Senlis (1864-1942). Winner of seven Cesar Awards in 2009, including Best Film and Best Actress.

Gauguin
1:59:01

Gauguin

SBS April 2, 2011

Visual arts

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Art critic Waldemar Januszczak's epic biopic of Paul Gauguin follows the painter through countless twists and turns in a remarkable life that takes him from an idyllic ...

Art critic Waldemar Januszczak's epic biopic of Paul Gauguin follows the painter through countless twists and turns in a remarkable life that takes him from an idyllic childhood in Peru to a terrible death on the Marquesas Islands. He questions whether the fame of Gauguin's Tahiti pictures has blinded us to the bigger truth about his achievements.

Andy Warhol
1:55:41

Andy Warhol: Raggedy Andy

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC February 3, 2013

Visual arts

History

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
From PBS's American Masters series, Ric Burns's Emmy Award-winning portrait of America's most influential artist of the latter half of the 20th century was the first film to ...

From PBS's American Masters series, Ric Burns's Emmy Award-winning portrait of America's most influential artist of the latter half of the 20th century was the first film to exploit the immense archives at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. It was also the first film to explore the complete spectrum of Warhol's astonishing artistic output, stretching five decades from the late 1940s to his untimely death in the 1980s.

Iron Man
1:53:14

Iron Man

7Mate April 23, 2017

Media arts

Visual arts

English

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
When wealthy industrialist Tony Stark is forced to build an armoured suit after a life-threatening incident, he ultimately decides to use its technology to fight against evil.

When wealthy industrialist Tony Stark is forced to build an armoured suit after a life-threatening incident, he ultimately decides to use its technology to fight against evil.

Miyazaki: The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness
1:53:00

Miyazaki: The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

SBS2 December 17, 2015

Media arts

Visual arts

Critical thinking

Languages

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Studio Ghibli, the brainchild of directors Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata and producer Toshio Suzuki, has captivated audiences the world over with its dreamlike, fantastical ...

Studio Ghibli, the brainchild of directors Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata and producer Toshio Suzuki, has captivated audiences the world over with its dreamlike, fantastical animations such as Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle and Grave of the Fireflies. This documentary looks at how they managed such an amazing run, and what could be next for the beloved studio. As Ghibli celebrates its 30th birthday, award-winning filmmaker Mami Sunada gives us unprecedented access into their unique, fascinating world. In Japanese.

The Art Of Faith
1:49:44

The Art Of Faith

Episode 1 STUDIO September 1, 2011

Visual arts

Design and technologies

Religious studies

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
British journalist John McCarthy leads a stunning architectural tour of the world's most significant religious buildings. Filled with the rich and historic art of Judaism, ...

British journalist John McCarthy leads a stunning architectural tour of the world's most significant religious buildings. Filled with the rich and historic art of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, a series of rabbis, priests, imams and art historians unravel the ancient mysteries of the religions'; most sacred places. As we are invited ever deeper into the secret worlds of the three major religions, the wonder of their architectural traditions grows, as does our understanding of the often misunderstood ancient belief systems.

The Art Of Faith
1:47:07

The Art Of Faith

Episode 3 STUDIO September 15, 2011

Visual arts

Design and technologies

Religious studies

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
British journalist John McCarthy leads a stunning architectural tour of the world's most significant religious buildings. Filled with the rich and historic art of Buddhism, ...

British journalist John McCarthy leads a stunning architectural tour of the world's most significant religious buildings. Filled with the rich and historic art of Buddhism, Hinduism, Shinto and Daoism, art historians unravel the ancient mysteries of the religions'; most sacred places. As we are invited ever deeper into the secret worlds of the three major religions, the wonder of their architectural traditions grows, as does our understanding of the often misunderstood ancient belief systems.

The Monuments Men
1:46:55

The Monuments Men

Ten March 19, 2016

Media arts

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

History

Visual arts

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, an unlikely World War II platoon is tasked with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi ...

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, an unlikely World War II platoon is tasked with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves.

The Art Of Faith
1:46:41

The Art Of Faith

Episode 2 STUDIO September 8, 2011

Visual arts

Design and technologies

Religious studies

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
British journalist John McCarthy leads a stunning architectural tour of the world's most significant religious buildings. Filled with the rich and historic art of Judaism, ...

British journalist John McCarthy leads a stunning architectural tour of the world's most significant religious buildings. Filled with the rich and historic art of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, a series of rabbis, priests, imams and art historians unravel the ancient mysteries of the religions'; most sacred places. As we are invited ever deeper into the secret worlds of the three major religions, the wonder of their architectural traditions grows, as does our understanding of the often misunderstood ancient belief systems.

Hellboy
1:45:20

Hellboy

7Mate April 23, 2017

Media arts

Visual arts

English

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
A demon, raised from infancy after being conjured by and rescued from the Nazis, grows up to become a defender against the forces of darkness.

A demon, raised from infancy after being conjured by and rescued from the Nazis, grows up to become a defender against the forces of darkness.

The Michelangelo Code: Sistine Chapel
1:43:45

The Michelangelo Code: Sistine Chapel

Smooth/Arts January 29, 2019

Visual arts

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
In a radical and shocking two-hour film, Waldemar Januszczak finally reveals the true meaning, which has laid hidden for 500 years, behind Michelangelo's greatest masterpiece: ...

In a radical and shocking two-hour film, Waldemar Januszczak finally reveals the true meaning, which has laid hidden for 500 years, behind Michelangelo's greatest masterpiece: the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome. Januszczak has been studying Michelangelo's masterpiece for 20 years, trying to crack the pictorial code that conceals its startling meaning. Now he has embarked on a journey, taking him from Texas to Jerusalem, in the footsteps of Columbus and all around Italy, to solve the vital clues that reveal, for the first time, the crucial and worrying answers to one of the world's most enduring art mysteries.

Impressionism: Revenge of the Nice
1:41:18

Impressionism: Revenge of the Nice

Foxtel Arts November 3, 2015

Visual arts

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Britain's leading contemporary art critic Matthew Collings hosts this fascinating documentary which re-examines Impressionism, focusing on the lifes and art of Courbet, Manet, ...

Britain's leading contemporary art critic Matthew Collings hosts this fascinating documentary which re-examines Impressionism, focusing on the lifes and art of Courbet, Manet, Monet and Cezanne. What united these four artists was a radical idea; that art should focus on the real and not the false. Loved by the 19th-century public but loathed by many critics of the time, Collings charts the origins of the movement the strength of colour, and unpacks the way ordinary life was portrayed in a revolutionary new way.

Gerhard Richter
1:37:21

Gerhard Richter

SBS March 9, 2013

Visual arts

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This is an intimate and revealing film on an artist recognised as one of the world's greatest living painters. For the first time, Richter allows access behind the scenes at ...

This is an intimate and revealing film on an artist recognised as one of the world's greatest living painters. For the first time, Richter allows access behind the scenes at his studio, as we witness him creating a series of new abstract works.

The Art Of The Steal
1:36:50

The Art Of The Steal

ABC July 31, 2011

Visual arts

Critical thinking

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
A program that chronicles the long and dramatic struggle for control of the Barnes Foundation, a private collection of post-impressionist and early modern art valued at more ...

A program that chronicles the long and dramatic struggle for control of the Barnes Foundation, a private collection of post-impressionist and early modern art valued at more than US$25 billion.

Valentino
1:36:00

Valentino

SBS December 23, 2012

Visual arts

Design and technologies

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Valentino: The Last Emperor is a feature-length documentary on the legendary fashion designer Valentino Garavani, in the wake of his exit in 2008 from the company he founded ...

Valentino: The Last Emperor is a feature-length documentary on the legendary fashion designer Valentino Garavani, in the wake of his exit in 2008 from the company he founded in Rome more than 45 years ago. Produced and directed by Matt Tyrnauer, special correspondent for Vanity Fair magazine, the film is an intimate, engaging and humorous fly-on-the-wall exploration of the singular worlds of one of Italy's richest and most famous men.

Bloody Daughter
1:35:43

Bloody Daughter

SBS January 5, 2013

Visual arts

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Stephanie Argerich, the filmmaker, is the daughter of two of the biggest name pianists of the last 30 years, the American Stephen Kovacevich and Argentinian Martha Argerich. ...

Stephanie Argerich, the filmmaker, is the daughter of two of the biggest name pianists of the last 30 years, the American Stephen Kovacevich and Argentinian Martha Argerich. This film tells the intimate stories of these two camera-shy artists and her own stimulating, yet traumatic life as their only offspring.

Bacon's Arena
1:35:10

Bacon's Arena

SBS July 31, 2010

Visual arts

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Francis Bacon was one of the most filmed artists of the 20th century, although he did not allow the filming of himself actually painting. The artist is given a powerful ...

Francis Bacon was one of the most filmed artists of the 20th century, although he did not allow the filming of himself actually painting. The artist is given a powerful presence through the use of archival footage. The viewer experiences the charms of the man, which are in contrast to the disturbing nature of his paintings, showing screaming popes and deformed bodies. Bacon's works are examined through their likely connection to his relationships with six different men in six decades of his life.

Women He's Undressed
1:35:03

Women He's Undressed

Showcase February 28, 2016

Media arts

Visual arts

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Orry-Kelly was a Hollywood legend, his costume designs adored by cinemas greatest leading ladies but in his home country of Australia his achievements remained unknown. Now ...

Orry-Kelly was a Hollywood legend, his costume designs adored by cinemas greatest leading ladies but in his home country of Australia his achievements remained unknown. Now acclaimed director Gillian Armstrong is bringing the legend home and celebrating the life of this extraordinary Aussie.