Visual arts / Year 9 and 10

Curriculum content descriptions

Manipulate materials, techniques, technologies and processes to develop and represent their own artistic intentions (ACAVAM126)

  • deconstructing and reconstructing a range of images, objects and/or spaces to synthesise viewpoints, concepts, purposes and/or meanings
  • Considering viewpoints – psychology: For example – Why and how do you feel empathy for the character? How far could you reduce your work without losing meaning?
  • using selected techniques, technologies and processes to explore personal representation of a theme, concept or subject matter
  • experimenting with a variety of techniques and processes when exploring their intentions as artist
  • selecting, testing and experimenting with materials, techniques, technologies and processes to synthesise an idea that is developed into multiple representations
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Composition (Visual arts),  Artistic purpose,  Art materials


Finding your frame

Developing a concept by making artworks from found objects. Explore how artist, James Powditch, assembles found objects to create artworks inspired by his love of film.


Vivid Sydney – 77 Million Paintings

A series of video interviews with Nick Robertson about Brian Eno's '77 Million Paintings' installation, which was part of an exhibition in Vivid Sydney 2009. The resource includes clips of the installation.


Brushes Redux - iTunes app

Create paintings using editable brushes with a range of brush effects. Includes layers, transparency, and ability to export and import images. Unlimited undo and redo allows you replay your brushstrokes. Images can be saved to camera roll, file sharing, emailed or posted on social media. Free when reviewed 27/5/2015.


Landscape Painting

This teaching activity explores the ways that artists render foreground, middle ground, and background in a landscape painting. Students will then create a landscape painting using various techniques to portray illusions of depth and reflection.


Australian collection

This database features a selection of Australian artworks from QAGOMA. The searchable database provides artwork images, background information about the artist and the artwork, classroom activities, a glossary of key terms and curriculum alignment information for teachers. Search results can be refined by theme, period, ...


Indigenous Australian collection

This federated search from the QAGOMA database features a selection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artworks from the collection. The searchable database provides artwork images, background information about the artist and the artwork, a map of major Indigenous regions in Australia, classroom activities, a glossary ...