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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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Sidney Nolan: 'Ned Kelly', 1946

This web page focuses on Sidney Nolan's famous Ned Kelly series of paintings held by the National Gallery of Australia including links to a gallery of enlargeable images, a primary education resource and a lesson plan with interactive resource for Years 5 and 6. The webpage also includes a video with audio commentary about ...

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Art exhibition

This resource is an online unit of work found on the Australian Government’s Intellectual Property(IP) website in the ‘IP In Schools’ section. The unit contains four worksheets (available in both PDF and RTF) that focus on an imaginary exhibition of six works by Henri Matisse, although teachers may select any artist to ...

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Inge King Sculptor

This is a resource about sculptor Inge King who has produced many of Australia’s most striking monumental public sculptures in the last decades of the 20th century and early 21st century. It revolves around a video clip in which she outlines stages and turning-points in her career and her life-long commitment to art, illustrated ...

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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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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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Linocuts of Black, Syme and Spowers

This is a resource about three Australian artists and printmakers of the 1920s and 30s: Dorrit Black, Eveline Syme and Ethel Spowers. It revolves around a video clip featuring Betty Churcher, the former director of the National Gallery of Australia, describing the artists' background and study in England and how their work ...

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MoMA: exhibitions and collections

This resource is a portal that provides an entrance point to the wide range of online and physical collections and exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. The collection includes close to 8,000 artists and over 45,000 works that are available online and categorised into: Architecture and design; Prints ...

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Patricia Piccinini

This is a PDF resource that focuses on the artworks of artist Patricia Piccinini, based on the exhibition 'Patricia Piccinini: Once upon a time ...' at the Art Gallery of South Australia (2011), and explores themes such as biodiversity and biotechnology. It comprises 28 pages and includes background information on the artist, ...

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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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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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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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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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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 ...

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J.W. Lindt - The Mechanical Eye of the Camera

This is a resource about how a photograph’s meaning can be manipulated like that of any other visual art form. It revolves around a video featuring Betty Churcher, the former director of the National Gallery of Australia, viewing a 19th century photograph album and then discussing images taken of the body of the bushranger ...

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Shane Cotton: 'Three-quarter view', 2005

This resource includes an enlargeable image and catalogue information about the painting, 'Three-quarter view', by Shane Cotton (b1965, New Zealand). Included is a video with audio commentary on the artist's ideas and symbolism for his artwork. The commentary is also provided as text on the web page. The painting highlights ...

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Alighiero Boetti: game plan

This is an online resource that focuses on presenting the artworks of Italian artist, Alighiero Boetti from the 2012 exhibition Alighiero Boetti: game plan. It features thumbnails of all of the works in the exhibition, which can be selected to enlarge the images and provide information about each specific artwork including ...

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Carol Rudyard: 'Northern theme', 1973

This resource includes an enlargeable image of the painting 'Northern theme' by Carol Rudyard 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 references ...

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Roy De Maistre: 'New Atlantis', c1933

This resource includes an enlargeable image of the painting 'New Atlantis' by Roy De Maistre 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 abstract painting ...

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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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From Clay Maquette to Bronze

This is a resource about two bronze sculptures: 'Burghers of Calais' by August Rodin and 'Monument to the Republic' by Jules Dalou, describing aspects of their creation from clay maquette (small-scale model) and larger-scale studies to the finished work. It revolves around a video of Betty Churcher, the former director ...