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Visual arts / Year 9 and 10

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Curriculum content descriptions

Analyse a range of visual artworks from contemporary and past times to explore differing viewpoints and enrich their visual art-making, starting with Australian artworks, including those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and consider international artworks (ACAVAR131)

Elaborations
  • analysing the role of visual arts as a means of challenging prevailing issues of traditional and contemporary relevance, for example, the availability of resources for future generations
  • identifying how visual arts professionals embed their values and beliefs, and how audiences react and interpret the meaning and intent of their artworks differently
  • Considering viewpoints – critical theories: For example – Do you agree with the artist’s point of view? Give reasons for your view.
  • considering the responsibilities of visual arts practitioners when making commentaries about social, environmental and sustainability issues
  • interrogating the cultural and societal roles and responsibilities of arts industries and recognising the power of the visual arts in advocating for, and being a catalyst for, change
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Cultural interaction,  Aboriginal art,  Australian art,  Torres Strait Islander art,  Historical settings (Narratives),  Visual arts

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Yolngu sea country: painting on bark

This is a resource about the importance of painting on bark for the Yolngu people of the coastal region of north-east Arnhem Land. It consists of explanatory text, an illustration, a short video, and related links. The text explains that painting is an expression of the Law for Country, and says where the barks, paints ...

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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 ...

Teacher resource

NGV Asian art

This is a series of PDF and multimedia resources that illustrate and interpret examples of Asian art. Intended primarily for teachers of Foundation through to year 10, the series consists of c.45 two-page PDFs with text and images that include paintings, ceramics, textiles, and sculptures, and 11 multimedia resources that ...

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Twelve canoes: creation

This is a rich resource about the Creation stories of the Yolngu people of north-east Arnhem Land. Its centrepiece is a short film about the Wangarra, the Creation beings, who shaped the land and created its people, giving them languages and culture. Illustrated by paintings and told by a Yolngu storyteller, the film includes ...

Teacher resource

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 ...

Teacher resource

The Bark Petition

This is a webpage with an embedded 3-minute video clip showing senior curator Franchesca Cubillo explaining the cultural importance of the 1963 Bark Petition to a small group of senior students. It was produced by the National Film and Sound Archive. Included on the web page are a detailed section about the origin of the ...

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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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Twelve canoes: language

This is a rich resource about the languages of the Yolngu clans of north-east Arnhem Land. Its centrepiece is a short film narrated by a Yolngu storyteller, who describes why different clans have different languages and how the languages differ from each other and from English. He explains how language defines the individual ...

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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 ...

Teacher resource

Albert Namatjira

This is a web page with an embedded 5-minute video clip showing senior curator Franchesca Cubillo and a small panel of senior students talking about Albert Namatjira and the impact that being granted citizenship had on his life. The video was produced by the National Film and Sound Archive. The web page includes: a detailed ...

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Bob Brown on the defence of the 'leech-ridden ditch'

This resource is a video interview with Dr Bob Brown, former senator for Tasmania and parliamentary leader of the Australian Greens Party, talking about his perspective on the 1982-83 blockades to save the Franklin and Gordon Rivers from being dammed. He recounts his story via the landscape painting, 'Dr Brown and green ...

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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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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 ...

Teacher resource

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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Figure in the Landscape

This is a resource about the artist John Glover and his Tasmanian paintings and sketches, many showing Aboriginal people within the landscape. It revolves around a video of Betty Churcher, the former director of the National Gallery of Australia discussing and illustrating Glover’s horror at the treatment of Tasmanian Aboriginal ...

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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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Yolngu sea country: living by the sea

This is a bark painting depicting the Yolngu people of of the coastal region of north-east Arnhem Land living and interacting with their land and sea country. It was painted by highly respected Djapu clanswoman, artist and printmaker Marrnyula Mununggurr, who speaks about the work in an accompanying audio file. The painting, ...

Teacher resource

Arts dialogue - Kosuke Ikeda and Alicia King

This is an online module consisting of teacher notes, three stimulus resources and student activities that explore collaborative arts programmes between Australian and the countries of Asia using the examples of the Asialink residents, visual artists, Kosuke Ikeda and Alicia King. The teacher notes provide additional online ...