Secondary Catalogue

Visual Arts


Tracing a Projected Image: Preparation

Tracing a Projected Image: Preparation

Construction: Painting and Decorating

This video is part 1 of a session demonstrating how to trace a projected image. It examines how to prepare a surface.
Tracing a Projected Image: Preservation

Tracing a Projected Image: Preservation

Construction: Painting and Decorating

This video is part 3 of a session demonstrating how to trace a projected image. It looks at the best way to preserve the image.
Tracing a Projected Image: Design

Tracing a Projected Image: Design

Construction: Painting and Decorating

This video is part 2 of a session demonstrating how to trace a projected image. It focuses on designing the image.
Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

Global Icons

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
Celtic Art

Celtic Art

World 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
Japanese Art

Japanese Art

World 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

Photography Skills and Techniques

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
How a Digital Camera Works

How a Digital Camera Works

Photography Skills and Techniques

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
Using Photoshop

Using Photoshop

Photography Skills and Techniques

Photoshop has been described as a digital darkroom. Its range of brushes, palettes, filters and tools can be overwhelming, and taking time to experiment and get familiar with its interface is important if you are to get the most out of it. Here...Show More
Southwest American Indian Art

Southwest American Indian Art

World Indigenous 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
Maori Art

Maori Art

World Indigenous 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
Inca Art

Inca Art

World Indigenous 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
No Nonsense Renaissance

No Nonsense Renaissance

Know Your Art History

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
Impress with Impressionists

Impress with Impressionists

Know Your Art History

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
Video: Basic Camera Operation

Video: Basic Camera Operation

This video sets out to explain the principles of using a video camera. It’s for the filmmaker who wants to understand his most important tool. References to broadcast professional cameras are made, but the examples used are consumer and semi...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
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
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
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
Street Art

Street Art

To some, street art and graffiti is nothing but vandalism. But to these young artists, it is a vital form of self expression. In this eye-opening programme we speak to eight members of Melbourne's thriving street art scene. Through their...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
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
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
Walking Dancing Belonging

Walking Dancing Belonging

This moving documentary features three women who talk about their paintings as an expression of their relationship to their country. The women share a sense of belonging to their place and express this belonging through dance and song and all of...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