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Visual arts / Year 9 and 10

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Curriculum content descriptions

Develop and refine techniques and processes to represent ideas and subject matter (ACAVAM127)

Elaborations
  • developing technical proficiency in the resolution of designed, fabricated and constructed artworks, using safe and sustainable practices
  • Considering viewpoints – histories: For example – How has the artist appropriated an artwork from another time?
  • using innovative thinking as they explore the capabilities of digital and virtual technologies to resolve design and planning problems
  • developing skills that can transfer to cross-media and inter-media domains of visual arts
General capabilities
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Art themes,  Mixed media,  Multimedia

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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.

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Bird's eye art

A visual arts activity for students using aerial perspective and abstract forms.

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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.

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Yaama Ghubhii: Indigenous Connect Song

Watch the students of Moree East Public School as they perform a song that welcomes people to Gamilaroi land in traditional languague. Listen to the words of the song. What are some of the things the students talk about in their song? What sort of instruments can you hear? How would you describe this style of music? Do ...

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A fusion of art forms in contemporary dance

In what ways is contemporary dance different to other dance forms? In this interview from 2009, Gideon Orbarzanek, the former Artistic Director of dance company Chunky Move, discusses some of the elements of the very successful work 'Mortal Engine'.

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Significant Individuals - Frank Hurley

In this learning activity, students explore the work of James Francis 'Frank' Hurley and his photographic documentation of historical events. These include the Antarctic expeditions of Mawson and Shackleton, World War I and World War II. Students use primary source material and their own research to prepare an interview ...

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TrackSAFE Education Primary School Resources: Year 3, Year 4 The Arts

This unit uses various arts practices as the stimuli for exploring the safety message of Stop, Look, Listen, Think. Students create woven artworks to incorporate safety messages; they collaboratively develop a play about safety; and explore rap as a music form and combined with dance convey a safety message in a performance.

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Reframing the art of Daniel Boyd

Aboriginal artist Daniel Boyd's work satirically challenges the traditional history of Australian colonisation. Boyd takes artworks and iconography from the European perspective and reframes the work to express the Indigenous Australian experience. Here we see him discuss how he develops his work and the thinking and feeling ...

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Being part of Roman Ondak's art

Imagine an art exhibition opening without any artwork! How about trying to create a portrait of an entire suburb or creating art by writing out a set of instructions for others to follow? These are some of the ways Roman Ondak creates his work. Here you can see two examples of it from the Sydney Festival: Project 28. 

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Open Explorer Builder

Use Open Explorer Builder to create an interactive multimedia project, presentation or unit of work. Build alone or with others. Select an image to represent your topic or area of study, then add points of interest to it and attach appropriate content to each of these points. You can import images, audio or Flash Video ...

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Writing a multimedia review

The resource contains information, activities and tasks on how to write a review of a multimodal text, a website and a computer game. It includes writing and presenting templates for students for a variety of purposes and contexts. This resource supports the Australian Curriculum in English K–10.

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Laptop wrap – advertising

This resource focuses on the persuasive power, strategies and techniques of advertising. It examines the 'AIDA' approach (Attention, Interest, Desire, Action) and gives students the opportunity to devise and develop a campaign for a new product. Students make a variety of display advertisements and a radio and TV commercial. ...

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Big battles!

Students explore music and dance through body percussion and singing as they learn the story of the unicorn and lion's big battle. They create a collage artwork using images of lions and unicorns that they can find.

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UCreate a digital yearbook

This one page guide focuses on creating digital yearbooks in the classroom. Digital yearbooks allow students to use different technology tools to collect, organise and publish a culmination of a year's activity and events in a multimedia format. Laptop friendly resource.