Visual arts / Year 9 and 10

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Curriculum content descriptions

Evaluate how representations communicate artistic intentions in artworks they make and view to inform their future art making (ACAVAR130)

Elaborations
  • experimenting with, reflecting on and refining the connections in their own work between viewpoints, materials, techniques, technologies practices and processes
  • Considering viewpoints – evaluations: For example – Who would you like to judge the success of your artwork? Why?
  • working individually and/or collaboratively with others to test and document audience reactions to selected artworks, for example, a selection of artworks that represent different aspects of persuasion
  • Considering viewpoints – meanings and interpretations: For example – Has the artist used visual metaphors to express meaning and persuasion? What metaphor/s could you use to express your ideas about persuasion?
  • investigating the practices, techniques and viewpoints of artists from different cultural groups and their use of persuasive, communicative or expressive representation
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Artistic purpose,  Audiences,  Symbolism (Art movements)

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InsideArt: street art

This is an album of five videos which focus on street art. Michel Lawrence interviews Nils Westergard, an American street artist who works with stencils; Ian Strange, an Australian artist working internationally who combines elements of street art with film and photography technologies; and collaborative team DabsMyla, ...

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Imants Tillers: 'Terra incognita', 2005

This resource includes an enlargeable image and catalogue information about the large-format painting 'Terra incognita' by Imants Tillers (1950-). Included is a video with audio commentary on the artist's career and his artwork. The commentary is also provided as text on the web page. The painting's title means 'unknown ...

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Funfair high

This is a resource about how art can be used to convey different ideas about the personal, social and historical significance of the built environment, using a school building as the basis in a redesign as a theme park. The resource features a video of sculptor Callum Morton discussing the inspiration for his artwork 'Ghost ...

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What is modern art?

In the late nineteenth century a group of artists emerged in Europe to challenge traditional genres and create new movements and styles. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) website provides a introduction to the works and artists who changed the concept of what is 'art' and introduced new subjects, materials, mediums and techniques ...

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Fred Williams: 'Upwey landscape', 1965-66

This resource includes an enlargeable image and catalogue information about the painting 'Upwey landscape' by Fred Williams (1927-82). Included is a video with audio commentary on the artist's ideas and how he developed his abstract landscapes. The commentary is also provided as text on the web page. The painting represents ...

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InsideArt: portraiture

This is an album of four videos which focus on the art of portraiture. Writer and presenter Michel Lawrence interviews Stuart Purves, Director of Australian Galleries, about the significance of the portrait in capturing the human condition. He also interviews three artists about their work: Peter Wegner who has painted ...

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InsideArt: photography

This is an album of eight videos which focus on photography. Michel Lawrence interviews eight photographers with a wide range of visual styles, spheres of interest and experience. They reflect on their personal approaches to capturing images - including choice of subject matter, location, lighting and composition, materials ...

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Sidney Nolan: 'Ned Kelly', 1946

This resource includes an enlargeable image of the painting 'Ned Kelly' by Sidney Nolan and catalogue information about the painting. This is one painting in a series of 27 abstract paintings, each capturing a selected incident in the story of the iconic Kelly gang. There is also a video with audio commentary about the ...

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Media and Performance Art

Since the early 20th century, artists have been incorporating such non-traditional forms as dance, music, and their own actions into their art. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) website provides a introduction to the genre and explores the works by artisits in the collection. It provides a collection of downloadable slide ...

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New photography 2010

This resource focuses on presenting the works of four contemporary photographic artists whose works are based on images presented in print media and cinema. The four artists, Roe Ethridge, Elad Lassry, Alex Prager and Amanda Ross-Ho, all respond in different ways to media images: Ethridge borrows images already in circulation; ...

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Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionism is an art movement that developed in America after World War II. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) website provides a introduction to the genre, major artists and the materials and processes they used in painting and sculpture. It provides a collection of downloadable slide shows of artworks (in PowerPoint), ...

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Tony Tuckson: 'Watery', 1960

This resource includes an enlargeable image and catalogue information about the painting 'Watery, by Tony Tuckson (1927-73). Included is a video with audio commentary on the artist's career and ideas for his abstract-expressionist landscape. the commentary is provided as text on the web page. The painter employed a gestural ...

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InsideArt: studio production

This is an album of six videos that focus on the work of six contemporary Australian artists and explore their sources of inspiration and subject matter, their selection and use of techniques, processes and technologies, the materials they use and the styles with which they work. Michel Lawrence interviews each of the artists ...

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Hans Heysen: 'The saplings', 1904

This resource includes an enlargeable image of the painting 'The saplings' by Hans Heysen and catalogue information about the painting. There is also a video with audio commentary and corresponding onscreen text that provides an interpretation of the painting and information about the artist's views. The painting pays homage ...

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InsideArt: Indigenous

This is an album of six videos which focus on the making, marketing and exhibiting of contemporary Indigenous art. Michel Lawrence introduces and interviews key players in this sphere including private gallery directors, artists, the director of a community arts centre and a curator. The interviews were recorded in Alice ...

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Margaret Preston: 'Flying over the Shoalhaven', 1942

This resource includes an enlargeable image of the painting 'Flying over Shoalhaven River' by Margaret Preston and catalogue information about the painting. There is also a video with audio commentary and corresponding onscreen text that provides an interpretation of the painting and information about the artist's views. ...

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Poster mania

This is a resource about the lithographic posters that flooded Parisian streets in the late 1890s. It revolves around a video clip featuring Betty Churcher, the former director of the National Gallery of Australia, describing how lithography works and how it transformed coloured printmaking, and discussing posters by Steinlen, ...

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InsideArt: design exploration

This is an album of six videos that focus on contemporary artists whose works encompass a wide variety of materials, analogue and digital technologies, techniques and processes, scales and performances. Michel Lawrence interviews the following artists: Stephen Haley; Cristina Popovici; Andrew Rogers; Paul Yore; Gosia Wlodarczak; ...

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Sidney Nolan: 'Kiata', c1943

This resource includes an enlargeable image of the painting 'Kiata' by Sidney Nolan and catalogue information about the painting. There is also a video with audio commentary and corresponding onscreen text that provides an interpretation of the painting, and information about the artist's views. The painting represents ...

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Merric Boyd: 'Vase', 1916

This resource includes four enlargeable images and catalogue information about the glazed ceramic vase by Merric Boyd (1888-1959). Included is a video with audio commentary about the artist and his artworks. The text on the web page provides additional information about Boyd and the Art Nouveau era in which Australian arts ...