- built upon the foundations of the Dictionary of Australian Artists Online. A freely accessible scholarly e-Research tool that presents biographical data about Australian artists, designers, craftspeople and curators.
from the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. World’s best design collections, news, interviews, opinions and ideas across the breadth of design. Forum for curators, other experts as well as emerging & established writers includes exhibitions, festivals, launches, competitions, awards, scholarships and residency opportunities.
NAVA is the national peak body for the visual and media arts, craft and design sector. It sets and monitors adherence to best practice standards, undertakes advocacy, research, policy and project development, data collection and analysis. Offers expert advice, referrals, resources, professional representation and development, grant programs, education and training courses and events, and a and career development services.
See chapter 8 of Code of Practice: While the Code of Practice is intended for the use of all Australian visual and media arts, craft and design professionals, and all those with whom they deal, special matters of cultural protocols and cross-cultural exchange are involved when dealing with Indigenous organisations and practitioners. This is particularly so given the diversity of the sector, which encompasses urban-based Indigenous practitioners through to those living in remote communities. A similar spectrum exists in the organisations dealing with Indigenous art, craft and design, from metropolitan commercial galleries to remote community-based Indigenous art and craft centres. To access some content on the NAVA website, including the Code of Practice, you need to be a free subscriber or paying member.
Useful Art Websites, Virtual Galleries and Museums
Spanning art historical periods, styles and movements (Edo Art, Impressionism, Pop Art), subject matter (Nostalgia, Gender, City Life), techniques (Found Objects, Etching, Appropriation) and more, The Art Genome Project’s categories attempt to comprehensively capture both conceptual and formal aspects of art, architecture, and design while making connections between artworks and artists across history.
The Art Project is a collaboration between Google and some of the world's most acclaimed and diverse art institutions. You can now explore art collections from around the world, view artworks at incredible zoom levels, and watch videos of curators about artists and artworks.
modern & contemporary visual artists, famous, established and emerging artists since 1900 are represented with their portrait, biography and/or portfolio, with links to webresources to find anything you want to know about them, with images of their work, comprehensive biographies and articles
It’s Nice That believes passionately that creative inspiration is for everyone and by championing the most exciting and engaging work online, in print and through our events programme, we want to open up this world to the widest possible audience
- the world's most comprehensive bibliography of scholarly writing about the history of western art (from The Getty website). European and American visual arts material published between 1975 and 2007.
On-line training for the following programs (and many others) used for Graphic Design Units at ACU - Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Photoshop. Students and staff now have full access to lynda.com, an online subscription library that teaches the latest software tools and skills through high-quality instructional videos taught by industry experts.