Sogdians murals on the Silk Road
2:35

Sogdians murals on the Silk Road

Clip from The Silk Road

Visual arts

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
In the second episode of his series tracing the story of the most famous trade route in history, Dr Sam Willis travels west to central Asia, to a part of the Silk Road often ...

In the second episode of his series tracing the story of the most famous trade route in history, Dr Sam Willis travels west to central Asia, to a part of the Silk Road often overlooked and yet the place of major innovations, big historical characters and a people - the Sogdian's - whose role was pivotal to its success. He travels through Tajikistan to meet the last survivors of that race and discovers how they were built by armies of captive craftsmen for one of the greatest conquerors the world has ever seen: Timur. He then goes back to school to learn where modern mathematics and astronomy were born.

Digitally adding gills to a boy
3:28

Digitally adding gills to a boy

Clip from The Shot

Visual arts

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Four episodes exploring different artists and aspects of photography. Useful as stimulus material, as well as informative of photographic techniques and themes.

Four episodes exploring different artists and aspects of photography. Useful as stimulus material, as well as informative of photographic techniques and themes.

Stories behind Wiradjuri artist's paintings
7:25

Stories behind Wiradjuri artist's paintings

Clip from Art + Soul

Visual arts

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Art + Soul, a one-hour documentary series by Warwick Thornton and Hetti Perkins, is a powerful and emotionally engaging series about contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait ...

Art + Soul, a one-hour documentary series by Warwick Thornton and Hetti Perkins, is a powerful and emotionally engaging series about contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, and the artists who create it. In episode two, Hetti explores the themes of dreams and nightmares. (STUDY GUIDE AVAILABLE)

Stone Upon Stone Upon Stone
9:58

Stone Upon Stone Upon Stone: The Abbey Church Of Sant Antimo Near Montalcino

ABC2 April 18, 2010

Design and technologies

Visual arts

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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A series looking at important medieval buildings in Europe.

A series looking at important medieval buildings in Europe.

Retouches
5:33

Retouches

SBS February 5, 2011

Media arts

Visual arts

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Animation filmmaker Georges Schwizgebel mesmerises with visual acrobatics. Between waves on a shore and a sleeper breathing, he alters the balance of shapes in the world and ...

Animation filmmaker Georges Schwizgebel mesmerises with visual acrobatics. Between waves on a shore and a sleeper breathing, he alters the balance of shapes in the world and plays with perception to grasp the fleeting movement of our lives.

The French Connection
26:30

The French Connection

ABC July 8, 2012

Indigenous Australians

Visual arts

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Musee Du Quai Branly is the new museum featuring Australia's Indigenous artworks in Paris, France. "The French Connection" follows the key Aboriginal artists as they prepare ...

Musee Du Quai Branly is the new museum featuring Australia's Indigenous artworks in Paris, France. "The French Connection" follows the key Aboriginal artists as they prepare their works to be featured in this new museum.

All Creatures Great and Stuffed
47:14

All Creatures Great and Stuffed

ABC2 October 29, 2014

Personal and social capability

Visual arts

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Enter the strange and obscure world of taxidermy - the art of stuffing animals. Popular in the Victorian era, in recent years taxidermy has become increasingly popular as a ...

Enter the strange and obscure world of taxidermy - the art of stuffing animals. Popular in the Victorian era, in recent years taxidermy has become increasingly popular as a form of art. This documentary gets to the heart of this modern craze, meeting its practitioners, its collectors and its businesses, and illustrates the breadth of the people involved in the craft, and the variety of wild and often unhinged creations they produce.

Colour Theory
26:15

Colour Theory: Tony Albert

Season 1 Episode 8 NITV October 29, 2014

Indigenous Australians

Visual Arts

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Colour Theory unearths a variety of Contemporary Indigenous Artist and their connection to their art, community and country. An exciting new series hosted by the proclaimed ...

Colour Theory unearths a variety of Contemporary Indigenous Artist and their connection to their art, community and country. An exciting new series hosted by the proclaimed show off, "Richard Bell".

Museum Secrets
42:03

Museum Secrets: Imperial War Museum

Season 2 Episode 4 BBC Knowledge October 11, 2014

History

Visual arts

7-8
9-10
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
In this episode, we'll relive the experience of a Tornado jet pilot's hair raising mission as he shares his experience of flying in one of the first air strikes of the Gulf ...

In this episode, we'll relive the experience of a Tornado jet pilot's hair raising mission as he shares his experience of flying in one of the first air strikes of the Gulf War in 1991.

Work: The Life Of Anton Corbijn
1:21:09

Work: The Life Of Anton Corbijn

SBS October 5, 2013

Media arts

Visual arts

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This documentary goes inside the world of famed Dutch rock photographer and filmmaker, Anton Corbijn, and explores the relationship between the artist and some of his high ...

This documentary goes inside the world of famed Dutch rock photographer and filmmaker, Anton Corbijn, and explores the relationship between the artist and some of his high profile subjects.

Colour Theory
26:26

Colour Theory: Dale Harding

Season 2 Episode 1 NITV March 5, 2014

Indigenous Australians

Visual Arts

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Provocative artist and political activist Richard Bell returns to host a second series of Colour Theory as he travels to the ancestral homelands of four artists living across ...

Provocative artist and political activist Richard Bell returns to host a second series of Colour Theory as he travels to the ancestral homelands of four artists living across the east coast of Australia, to look at how country and culture inspire their art, and to unearth their creative processes, from inception through to production and exhibition. Dale Harding is a Bidijira man with his roots firmly planted in Central Queensland and Brisbane. Trained by artists Jennifer Herd and Gordon Hookey, and mentored by Richard Bell and Tony Albert, Dale Harding's use of forms such as cross stitching is rich in colour and somewhat totemic.

The Dark Ages: An Age Of Light
53:58

The Dark Ages: An Age Of Light: What The Barbarians Did For Us

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS April 18, 2014

History

Visual arts

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
The second episode is dedicated to the 'Barbarians'. They are often blamed for the collapse of the Roman Empire, but in reality they were fascinating civilizations that ...

The second episode is dedicated to the 'Barbarians'. They are often blamed for the collapse of the Roman Empire, but in reality they were fascinating civilizations that produced magnificent art.

Hannah Gadsby's OZ
27:29

Hannah Gadsby's OZ

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC March 11, 2014

History

Visual arts

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
If our great artworks are to be believed, the average Aussie is a bloke in a hat who is hell bent on conquering our gum tree-infested landscape singlehandedly. Why has this ...

If our great artworks are to be believed, the average Aussie is a bloke in a hat who is hell bent on conquering our gum tree-infested landscape singlehandedly. Why has this mono-vision of Australia persisted for so long? Surely there is more to us than our most famous works suggest? Australian stand-up comedian Hannah Gadsby is a closet art scholar. Over three weeks, armed only with her rapier wit and a desire to pick beneath the paint, she will travel across the continent on a mission to debunk the myths of the Australian identity as defined by our art canon.

Museum Secrets
47:08

Museum Secrets: The Vatican

Season 1 Episode 1 BBC Knowledge August 31, 2014

History

Visual arts

7-8
9-10
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
At the centre of Rome, within the walls of the Vatican, stand some of the greatest museums in the world, displaying thousands of treasures and artworks from the immense ...

At the centre of Rome, within the walls of the Vatican, stand some of the greatest museums in the world, displaying thousands of treasures and artworks from the immense collection of the Catholic Church, to yearly visitors that number over 4 million.

Museum Secrets
46:38

Museum Secrets: Cairo Museum

Season 1 Episode 4 BBC Knowledge September 13, 2014

History

Visual arts

7-8
9-10
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Cairo's Museum of Egyptian Antiquities boasts 120,000 items, the world's largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities, including 27 mummies of the Royal Cache and the treasures ...

Cairo's Museum of Egyptian Antiquities boasts 120,000 items, the world's largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities, including 27 mummies of the Royal Cache and the treasures of King Tutankhamen. Treasures featured include Ramesses' Coffin, Warrior King, Animal Mummies, Pharoah's Gold, Pyramid Power, King Tut and the Khufu Enigma.

Museum Secrets
41:55

Museum Secrets: American Museum of Natural History

Season 2 Episode 2 BBC Knowledge October 4, 2014

History

Visual arts

7-8
9-10
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Just when you think you may have seen the world's oldest fossil at the American Museum of Natural History, you'll discover several meteorites housed there that are even older ...

Just when you think you may have seen the world's oldest fossil at the American Museum of Natural History, you'll discover several meteorites housed there that are even older than the Earth itself.

Damon And Jamie's Excellent Adventure
1:05:09

Damon And Jamie's Excellent Adventure

ABC February 28, 2010

Music

Visual arts

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Musician Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett are interviewed by Alan Yentob about their collaboration on the Chinese opera, Monkey: Journey To The West.

Musician Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett are interviewed by Alan Yentob about their collaboration on the Chinese opera, Monkey: Journey To The West.

Artscape
28:09

Artscape: Salt

ABC March 23, 2010

Critical thinking

Visual arts

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Salt is the story of award-winning and internationally renowned photo-artist, Murray Fredericks, on his annual solo pilgrimage to the heart of Lake Eyre in the remote north ...

Salt is the story of award-winning and internationally renowned photo-artist, Murray Fredericks, on his annual solo pilgrimage to the heart of Lake Eyre in the remote north corner of South Australia. It tells of the personal journey of the artist, the creative process and the landscape itself.