Visual arts / Year 7 and 8

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Curriculum content descriptions

Develop ways to enhance their intentions as artists through exploration of how artists use materials, techniques, technologies and processes (ACAVAM119)

Elaborations
  • investigating the viewpoints of several artists when making decisions about how they will represent a theme, concept or subject matter, particularly focusing on different contexts, practices, techniques and styles
  • Considering viewpoints – meanings and interpretations: For example – Can you identify implied meaning from the symbols and codes within the artwork? What is a universal symbol that reflects contemporary youth culture, as you understand it? How important is it for symbols to translate across language?
  • refining and selecting contextual information about artists, artworks and audiences to make connections between the significance of particular artworks on their art making
  • discussing and documenting their choices of representation to strengthen meaning and viewpoints in their artwork
  • researching artworks that provide different ideas and concepts based on ideological views and institutional theories of design and art practice, for example, the Bauhaus, Chinese social realist painting, Greek classical sculpture
  • Considering viewpoints – critical theories: For example – Can you identify explicit and implicit meanings in artworks? What metaphor could you use to enhance the meaning of your artwork?
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Artistic purpose,  Symbolism (Art movements),  Art materials

Interactive Resource

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Margaret Preston: art and life

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Teacher resource

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Vivid Sydney – 77 Million Paintings

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Teacher resource

NGV Asian art

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Patricia Piccinini

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Brushes Redux - iTunes app

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Rally: contemporary Indonesian art

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Paper by Fifty three - iTunes app

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Teacher resource

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Indigenous Australian: Art Gallery of NSW - iTunes app

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Australian: Art Gallery of NSW - iTunes app

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Contemporary: Art Gallery of NSW - iTunes app

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