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Debaters Association of Victoria (DAV) 2018 Competition

Berwick - St Margaret's School

Round 1: Thursday, March 8th 2018
Round 2: Thursday, April 19th 2018
Round 3: Thursday, May 17th 2018
Round 4: Thursday, June 14th 2018
Round 5: Thursday, July 19th 2018

BOOK WEEK 18th-24th August 2018

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has announced the Short List for the 2018 CBCA Book of the Year Awards: 2018 Short List


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Within the Catholic ethos of Mary MacKillop College, the Library is central to implementing, enriching and supporting the teaching and learning program.  Our goal is to empower students, staff, and community members to be life-long learners, informed decision makers, confident users of information technologies and enthusiastic readers.



Artists Contemporary

With 2923 artists you might not have time to go through them all. Our Top 10's use your ratings to rank our featured artists based on themes. Some themes are based on subject matter; some are based on other things like a country or state.                       

Art and Artists   


Art Periods and Art Movements

Modernism Timeline: All 30 Modernism art movements: dates for each, a description and a photo example. This was done for a Year 11 assignment (NSW, Australia).

Bauhaus Ninety Years of Inspiration: Inspired by a vision of bringing artists and craftsmen together to start a movement in art which would change the future of the world, Walter Gropius opened the doors to Staatliches Bauhaus Weimar in 1919. Germany was bankrupt after World War I and the younger generation was eager to make positive changes. 

The Nonsensical Art of Dada | Dadaism: Amidst war torn Europe in WWI this curious movement called Dada sprang up around the world.

Oxford Art Online: Grove Art: Subject Guide - Dada and Surrealism                    

Expressionism                                                                                                                                                                                    Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Street, Dresden, 1908                

Expressionism - The Spirit of Expressionist Art: Expressionism is a term that embraces an early 20th century style of art, music and literature that is charged with an emotional and spiritual vision of the world.    

Minimalism: The 1960s and 1970s: Minimalism, Post-Minimalism and Conceptual Art                    

Robert Rauschenberg on "Automobile Tire Print": Rauschenberg describes the process of creating "Automobile Tire Print" (1953) with John Cage.

Pop Art 

Andy Warhol Campbell's Soup Cans.  How Warhol created his famous work, Campbell's Soup Cans, and the history of Pop Art                      

Explore how Pop artists were inspired by and made art directly from, consumer goods, mass media, and popular culture.         

Post Impressionism

Cézanne, Still Life with Apples, 1895-98 (MoMA)   

Georges Seurat: A Sunday on La Grande Jatte - 1884, 1884-86, oil on canvas, 81-3/4 x 121-1/4 inches / 207.5 x 308.1 cm (The Art Institute of Chicago).               

Paul Gauguin (1848–1903), Georges Seurat (1859–1891), Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890), and Paul Cézanne (1839–1906), followed diverse stylistic paths in search of authentic intellectual and artistic achievements. These artists, often working independently, are today called Post-Impressionists.                                           

Van Gogh, Portrait of Joseph Roulin, 1889

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, At the Moulin Rouge, 1893-95


Surrealism: History of Modern Art 

Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for its visual artworks and writings. Surrealist works feature the element of surprise, unexpected juxtapositions and non sequitur; however, many Surrealist artists and writers regard their work as an expression of the philosophical movement first and foremost, with the works being an artefact. Leader André Breton was explicit in his assertion that Surrealism was above all a revolutionary movement.

Colour:  An Introduction.

Basic introduction to colour and colour theory.                                                                 

Simultaneous contrast with Colour. Two colors, side by side, interact with one another and change our perception accordingly. The effect of this interaction is called simultaneous contrast.                                                          

Pigments through the Ages: Pigments are the basis of all paints, and have been used for millennia. They are ground colored material. Early pigments were simply as ground earth or clay, and were made into paint with spit or fat. Modern pigments are often sophisticated masterpieces of chemical engineering.                                                                   

What is the Practical Meaning of Color Theory? The way to find out why that matters is to see how other artists take that information and to analyze how they put that theory into action successfully.                           

Color Wheels                                                                                                                                                                                        The three color wheel charts below show the Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Color spectrum's                                   

Everything you know about colour is wrong.                                                                                                                                         The expanded version. Colour theory based on the correct primaries.                                            

The Effect of Color                                                                                                                                                                             Color is one of the fundamental elements of our existence, and defines our world in such deep ways that its effects are nearly imperceptible. It intersects the worlds of art, psychology, culture, and more, creating meaning and influencing behavior every step of the way.                                                                                                                                            

How to Use a Color Wheel                                                                                                                                                                 Learn how to mix colors using a color wheel & how to use a color wheel to learn color relationships!    

Sessions - Color Theory: Color Wheel                                                                                                                                         Tutorial video from Sessions Online Schools of Art & Design's "Color Theory" course                          

Colour in Motion                       

Colour theory                                                                                                                                                                                   Colour basics and three simple colour schemes so that you can feel confident about choosing colours for your site.

Complementary colours                                                                                                                                                   Complementary colours are pairs of colours that contrast with each other more than any other colour, and when placed side-by-side make each other look brighter                                                                               

Top 5 Color Mixing Tips         

Color Theory and Mixing                                                                                                                                                                       An understanding of the basics and how the color wheel works is one of the fundamentals of painting.

Colour Theory and Mixing     

Henri Matisse, The Red Studio, 1911


Khanacademy: Cave painting, contemporary art, and everything in between                                 

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)                                               

The Met’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History pairs essays and works of art with chronologies, telling the story of art and global culture through the Museum’s collection.                                                                                                                        

History of Modern Art: Impressionism. In this series, we’ll review the history of modern art, starting from Impressionism and going through the years to today. Following the journey will make you understand contemporary art and why art history is an important knowledge for designers and artists alike.                                                                                          

Art History Apps & Web Tools            

Op Art History Part I: A History of Perspective in Art: Illusion in Art. An artist starts with a two-dimensional surface; it may be a wall, a canvas, a board, paper or a pavement. By the use of paint or other media he must make the viewer enter his world and share his vision, but the actual world isn’t two-dimensional and the artist can’t create a three dimensional world on the surface. How do we get around this problem?                                

Op Art History Part II: ‘Modern art’. Out of this new wave of experimentation and innovation came several new and important cultural and artistic movements; dadaism, surrealism, abstract expressionism… – one often followed by another in quick succession.

Art Styles and Movements   

Arts and facts (podcasts)                                                                    

Art History - Early and Late 20th Century art            

Art History – INDEX of Art Eras                                   

ArtLex Art Dictionary: definitions for more than 3,600 terms used in art/visual culture, along with thousands of supporting images, pronunciation notes, quotations and cross-references.  

Artcyclopedia Guide to Fine Art                                 

Art - mother of all art history: research resources for visual collections, image collections and online art. A sampling of online digital art, fine art schools and departments, art museums, textual and linguistic resources.                                      



The Elements of Drawing - John Ruskin's teaching collection (Oxford).
Stephen Farthing presents 8 practical drawing classes that use John Ruskin's teaching collections to explain the basic principles of drawing.                                                                 

Elements And Principles of Art                              

Composition: Artists often plan their work carefully. The planning of their work is called composition.  

The Golden Section                                                 

Line Drawing Techniques: A simple slideshow showcasing some line drawing techniques with a focus on the work of Vincent Van Gogh & Albrecht Durer.                                             

Line value, marks, trames, prints: Examples of Line use in Drawing.                                    

PENCIL SHADING TECHNIQUES                                                                                                                                                 The pencil shading exercise explored on this page is called 'graduated tone'. It is a drawing technique which can be used to create a strong sense of space and form. It is a very useful skill to develop for both pencil and colour pencil drawings.                                               

THE VISUAL ELEMENTS OF ART                                                                                                                                          

The Visual Elements of line, shape, tone, color, pattern, texture and form are the building blocks of composition in art. When we analyse any drawing, painting, sculpture or design, we examine these component parts to see how they combine to create the overall effect of the artwork.                                                                                     

The Materials and Techniques artists use

Introduction - Ceramics, glass and mosaics - Sculpture - Painting - Printmaking

Quiz: materials and techniques


These Portraits of Auto Mechanics Are a Homage to Renaissance Paintings. Photographer Freddy Fabris spent years wanting to pay homage to the legendary artworks of great Renaissance master painters, but figuring out how to do so with his camera was a challenge.                                                                                  

Pop art appropriation                                                                                                      

Colescott, Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder, 1979                                                                       

Gordon Bennett does not describe himself as an ‘appropriation artist’. But this approach is central to the way many people describe and analyse his work.




Figure Drawing Examples. When viewing these sketches, pay close attention to media, proportion, line, gradation and tone.

Portrait drawing of a live model's head using a planar head as reference. The planar head shows structural plane changes. Follow the detailed tutorial showing close ups, examples, and tips.                                                                   

Portrait Drawing with Gary Geraths. Portrait Drawing of the head using a live model. Follow the detailed description of how to do a drawing of a head, showing close ups, examples and tips.                                                                   

How To Draw An Eye                                                                                                               


8 Drawing Exercises That Every Artist Should Practice                                                                                 




The Materials and Techniques artists use

Introduction - Ceramics, glass and mosaics - Sculpture - Painting - Printmaking

Quiz: materials and techniques

Art Styles and Movements

Arts and facts (podcasts)

Art History - Early and Late 20th Century art

Art History – INDEX of Art Eras

What is a Print?


ArtLex Art Dictionary: definitions for more than 3,600 terms used in art/visual culture, along with thousands of supporting images, pronunciation notes, quotations and cross-references.

Artcyclopedia Guide to Fine Art

Art - mother of all art history: research resources for visual collections, image collections and online art. A sampling of online digital art, fine art schools and departments, art museums, textual and linguistic resources.




The Australian Academy of Science

Australian Greenhouse Office

Dictionary of Biology



Guide to writing a basic essay                                                                   

A list of essay writing don’ts


Le Monde

French language: discuss and learn French

Dictionnaire Visuel


Geography Dictionary & Glossary for students

National Geographic Maps


National Geographic

Copyright free images to use for projects

Visual geography

General knowledge quiz



Street Art | Off Book | PBS: The street is a space where art thrives, and a place where artists can shape the public aesthetic. Olek, a sculptor whose medium is crochet, and Swoon, a mixed media artist, disrupt daily life with work that creates wonder, emotion, and humor. Equally at home in museums and galleries, both artists also create installations that challenge the formats of traditional art spaces. With powerful layers of meaning, beautiful aesthetics, and using unique media, these two prolific creators are pushing the boundaries of contemporary art.                                                                                                           

"Banksy" creates street art and mystery:  A mysterious London street artist named Banksy has been leaving his art all over Los Angeles. Ben Tracy reports on the only Oscar nominee no one has seen.                                            

Tracing the Historic Roots of Modern Street Art & Graffiti:  Since before the Italians had the word “Graffiti,” and in fact, before there were any Italians, people have been leaving their marks on walls. These people weren’t viewed as criminals, nor were they likely seen as artists, but they could be hailed as forebears of modern journalism.  Before there was recorded history, there were recorded events, and recorded moments.  As culture has evolved over the millenia, so has art, and what we leave behind tells a story for those who follow.                                                                                                                                   

The History of Modern Street-Art and Graffiti Continued:  Graffiti, Street-Art, Urban-Art; with nearly 20,000 years of cultural evolution behind it, it’s still art by any other name and nothing seems able to stem its popularity.  We’ve come a long way from the simple cave-paintings of our ancient past, and the amazing diversity of today’s graffiti has shown an enviable mating of resilience and adaptability.                                                                                                                                   

Graffiti Lettering: Cool Characters, Alphabets & Fonts                                                                                                                      

Not only are there different types of graffiti; there are also plenty of different lettering styles used by graffiti writers. Many of them were designed by graffiti writers in the beginning years of urban graffiti, in the 1970s and 1980s. They’ve been imitated, expanded on, adapted and changed by graffiti artists all over the world. Whether you see graffiti as an art form or simple vandalism, it’s hard to deny that a lot of effort goes into recognizing and learning the different types of lettering, and developing a unique style.

40 Stunning and Creative Graffiti Art Pieces                                                                                                                                        Graffiti represents an art form that is unrestricted, one that rebels against conventional forms of artwork. Graffiti is intertwined into human history, dating back to the Roman Empires where they were plastered onto walls to make political statements and satirize current events                                                                                                                      

Colorful Art Writers: 10 of the Best Graffiti Artists:  Humans have been expressing themselves by scrawling on walls since the earliest people lived in caves. But it wasn’t until the 1970s that we started taking our messages to the walls, trains and sidewalks of urban environments. The graffiti movement, seen by some as mere vandalism, actually encompasses some impressive and talented artists.                                                                                                                             

Shepard Fairey: Printing "Harmony & Discord" at Pace Prints:  Shepard Fairey spent several weeks in New York in July 2011 and February 2012, creating and printing the works for his forthcoming exhibition at Pace Prints. In this video, he discusses the ideas behind the works and the printmaking processes that he used.                                                              

The Graffiti Creator:  Allows you to design your own name or logotype in graffiti-style.                                





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Music Australia is an online service developed by the National Library of Australia and the National Film and Sound Archive and other cultural institutions across the nation.                                                                                                                                    

Top 25 Web Sites for Music Education                                          

Classical Archives                                                                                                                                         

Music History 102: a Guide to Western Composers and their Music from the Middle Ages to the Present                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Be Aware of Your Surroundings - Series: Don't be a Dummy

Castles - Series: Wilberg Presents Medieval England

Genius of the Modern World: Freud

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Liveable Cities

The Outsiders

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12 Angry Men

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