1986, 50 Minutes
In this program, archival footage has been selected to provide background on the influence of the arts in the lives of Australians
Through a wide variety of situations, the program aims to demonstrate that arts are for people at all levels, not just an elite, and an integral part of society. We see Australians over a period of 30 years expressing and communicating, practising and appreciating.
The program is divided into five themes. Learning about the Arts shows how arts can be learned and practised. Arts to Make a Living overturns the romantic notion of the artist born with talent, by showing the hard work and dedication involved. Arts for Change looks at artists as activists for social change. Arts as Individual Expression reveals the careful thought and analysis artists put into their work, which help the viewer to self-reflect and gain a better understanding of their world. And Arts for All looks at the art that surrounds us in our everyday life.
© 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
Director: Ian Walker
Presenter: Annette Shun Wah
Running Time: 60 Minutes
Classification: Exempt from classification
Curriculum Links: Australian Drama; Art & Design; Visual Arts; Australian Studies; Theatre and Performance Studies; Bilingual Education; Exploring Early Childhood (Secondary); Early Childhood Studies (Tertiary); English - 'Belonging'; Linguistics; SOSE/HSIE - Identity, Place & Culture; Cultural Studies; Architecture; Design and Technology; Industrial Design; Indigenous Studies; English K-10 'Insights into Aboriginal experiences in Australia'; Music, Culture and Society; Beliefs and Values; Contemporary Australian Society;
Bruce Petty Collection, The (Magic Arts, The)
Why Can’t They Be Like We Were? (Craig and Steve)