51 leading Australian artists discuss their inspiration, getting started, making a painting, subjects, processes, media, drawing, spontaneity, reworking paintings, series, commissions, mistakes, and artist’s block. Artists include:
Schools purchasing this DVD are welcome to download the portraits of these artists in their studios, courtesy of Ian Lloyd and State Library NSW. Head to this link: Portraits of Australian Artists and their Studios
Photographer Ian Lloyd and writer John McDonald visited the studios of 51 painters and asked about their processes of painting. The responses were surprising, revealing, humorous, insightful and sometimes contradictory. The best answers were edited down from 50 hours of interviews into a 103 minute DVD that lets the painters speak for themselves about their studios, their work routine and how they go about making their art. Topics covered include; The Studio as Muse, Working Hours, Daily Routine, Inspiration, Getting Started, Making a Painting, Subject vs. Process, Mediums, Drawing, Spontaneity, Reworking Paintings, Series, Commissions, Mistakes, and Artist's Block.
Extras on the DVD include Last Words with Peter Churcher & Robert Hannaford discussing art education, Julie Dowling on post-colonialism, Ken Done on shock art, Annette Bezor on pornography and Rosslynd Piggott, Michael Johnson and Angus Nivison on the stresses and strains of a working artist.