Secondary Catalogue

Series: Visual Arts


Aboriginal Art: Materials and Practice

Aboriginal Art: Materials and Practice

Aboriginal art is world-renowned when it comes to dot paintings. There is, however, an incredible diversity of Aboriginal art outside of this style. Focusing on materials and practice, this interview-based programme explores the relationship...Show More
Aboriginal Art: Philosophy and Culture

Aboriginal Art: Philosophy and Culture

Aboriginal art is world-renowned when it comes to dot paintings. There is, however, an incredible diversity of Aboriginal art outside of this style. Focusing on philosophy and culture, this interview-based programme explores what is meant by...Show More
Celtic Art

Celtic Art

Discover who the Celts were and what types of art they produced in this engaging and light-hearted programme. From metalwork to illuminated manuscripts to iconic knotted patterns, the world of Celtic art has a rich history that continues to amaze...Show More
Colour

Colour

The element of colour is defined and described in this video using colourful animation and the examination of artworks, including Vasily Kandinsky’s ‘Painting with Green Center’, Paul Cézanne’s ‘Still Life with Apples and a Pot of...Show More
Exploring Arts Issues: Conserving Our National Art

Exploring Arts Issues: Conserving Our National Art

Students will gain invaluable 'behind the scenes' insights into what is involved in conservation operations within the National Gallery of Australia.
Exploring Arts Issues: Galleries on Show

Exploring Arts Issues: Galleries on Show

This programme takes us inside three very different Australian galleries - the Sutton Gallery, the Heide Museum of Modern Art, and the National Gallery in Canberra - in order to gain a better understanding of how visual art is presented,...Show More
Form

Form

The element of form is defined and described in this video using colourful animation and the examination of Stever’s ‘Vanitas Still Life’, ‘Rocking Chair’ by Harvey Ellis and ‘Pendant with a Triton Riding a Unicorn-like Sea...Show More
Framed

Framed

'Framed' is about our fascination with faces. It’s about portraits. But what is a portrait? Of course it’s the famous painting on the gallery wall and the notorious candidate for the Archibald Prize. But isn’t it also the cherished...Show More
Freestyle: New Australian Design for Living

Freestyle: New Australian Design for Living

This programme explores the work of seven young designers who employ a variety of media and materials, conveying a fascinating insight into their work and the techniques they employ. It inspires viewers to reflect on their own attitudes towards...Show More
Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

In this short animation, students learn how artist Frida Kahlo celebrated indigenous Mexican culture and highlighted social inequalities by making herself the subject of her own art. When children learn about inspirational people who embody key...Show More
Hand-Drawn Histories: The Films of Lee Whitmore

Hand-Drawn Histories: The Films of Lee Whitmore

While Lee Whitmore has contributed animation sequences to many feature films, shorts and documentaries, it is her body of four short personal works that are her most unique and original work. The four films are linked through the intimate moments...Show More
How a Digital Camera Works

How a Digital Camera Works

Learning to take great pictures begins with a solid understanding of camera settings and the effects they produce. This introduction to how a digital camera works looks at lens types, focus, aperture, depth of field, shutter speed and exposure....Show More
Impress with Impressionists

Impress with Impressionists

It’s hard to believe paintings of water lilies could be controversial, but that was exactly the case for the Impressionists. This is the story of a group of rebellious artists whose unconventional style stunned French critics and became the...Show More
Inca Art

Inca Art

Adventurers might still be on the hunt for El Dorado, the fabled city of gold, but there’s plenty of treasure right here in this engaging introduction to the gold-loving, sun-adoring, llama-farming Incas and their art. Comprising a host of...Show More
Japanese Art

Japanese Art

From emakimono to manga, ukiyo-e to shodo, yamato-e to origami – the world of Japanese art is steeped in history, and it continues to amaze today. Our animated friend Norman steers an entertaining ride through the characteristics, history and...Show More
Lighting, Composition and Shooting

Lighting, Composition and Shooting

Understanding the effect of different lighting conditions on a subject and knowing how to compose a balanced image are key skills for any photographer. How these elements work together can be complex, but learning how to achieve different...Show More
Line

Line

The element of line is defined and described in this video using colourful animation and the examination of the artworks ‘Lozenge Composition with Yellow, Black, Blue, Red, and Gray’ by Piet Mondrian, Vincent van Gogh’s ‘Self-Portrait...Show More
Maori Art

Maori Art

Say ‘kia ora’ to the indomitable Maori peoples and learn about their eye-catching artistic forms and practices. This is a visual feast that begins with the Maori migration to The Land of the Long White Cloud and ends in present day New...Show More
No Nonsense Renaissance

No Nonsense Renaissance

Want to impress your pals with your Renaissance art knowledge?! Our enthusiastic, art history loving narrator breaks down the context, key artists and art features that defined the Renaissance period. Filled with fast paced banter between our...Show More
Our City Dreams

Our City Dreams

WARNING: This film contains nudity. Teachers are advised to view the film and use their discretion to determine the suitability of the programme for their students. Five Women. Five Artists. One City. In this "lyrical documentary about the...Show More
Photography: Basic Composition

Photography: Basic Composition

Want to take better pictures? Gripping and arresting images that grab a viewer and transports them to another place? Good composition is the bottom line of good photography. This excellent programme covers ten simple 'rules' for better...Show More
Photography: Basic Lighting

Photography: Basic Lighting

This program is a comprehensive introduction to lighting in photography. It provides a step-by-step guide on how to achieve the best results through understanding the features of hard and soft light. Students are encouraged to apply the...Show More
Photography: Basic Manual Control

Photography: Basic Manual Control

Most cameras can do a good job in automatic mode, but there are times when you may want to take control yourself. You may have artistic reasons, or it might simply be that you don't like the results in auto. This video explains the four key...Show More
Shape

Shape

The element of shape is defined and described in this video using colourful animation and the examination of artworks, including ‘The Swan (No. 17) by Hilma af Klint, ‘Arrival of the Normandy Train, Gare Saint-Lazare’ by Claude Monet and...Show More
Southwest American Indian Art

Southwest American Indian Art

America’s Indigenous peoples are not amazing simply because they gave the world popcorn (although it is pretty amazing). They also developed diverse artistic forms and traditions, ranging from the practical to the ceremonial. Richly visual and...Show More