How to navigate this site

The best way to navigate this site is from using the categories in the side bar.  All posts are categorized, excessively, because we love data here at the pie!  If there is a specific area you want to know more about, such as the Conceptual Framework, look in the category.  If you are a year 7 teacher looking for resources or discussion topics, search in the Stage 4- Years 7 and 8 category.  Etcetera etcetera.  If you just want to have a browse, I recommend reading the most recent post.  This site does deal with ARI and ephemeral art a lot of the time, so many resources, web sites and links may not be available for ever.

How to navigate this site

About

Deconstructed Finger Lime Pie is a resource for learning about art.  Focusing on Australian contemporary art, with an emphasis on the emerging and sometimes experimental, this website is a resource to use by anyone who wishes to bring cultural discourse that is current and relevant into the classroom and learning arena.  With prominence given to exhibition’s and artists that are easily accessible in Australia, this site references the current Board of Studies N.S.W K-6 Creative Arts Syllabus and 7-10 Creative Arts Syllabus.

About

Welcome to finger lime pie

Welcome to deconstructed finger lime pie.  This site is a resource where the obscurities and deliciousness of art are deconstructed and discussed in reference to the KLA’s and outcomes of the K-6 Creative Arts Syllabus and 7-10 Creative Arts Syllabus, as part of the Board of Studies N.S.W curriculum. (And then it will do the same for the new, yet to be implemented, still in draft form Australian Curriculum: The Arts, Foundation to Year 10).  Acting as a resource to bring contemporary culture, that is readily and locally available, into the learning arena.  There is a focus on the emerging and artist led (ARI) culture, all wrapped up with a distinctive Australian flavour.

To get us started, a video, of the excellent Vincent Price, talking about how to sell art in a training video from 1962.

Vincent Price is known for his movies, although he studied art history and English at Yale.  Price even taught art for a year after graduating, and authored a number of books on art, including:  “I Like What I Know: A Visual Autobiography” (1959), and “The Vincent Price Treasury of American Art” (1972). In the 1960s Price partnered with the USA shopping giant, Sears, and developed the Vincent Price Collection of Fine Art, a program to champion art collecting for the everyman.  Bringing fine art into a shopping center, with a guarantee of authenticity from Price and Sears, any and everyone had the opportunity to buy and collect art.  The program was a huge success and continued for a number of years in different cities in the USA, including the establishment of the Vincent Price Gallery of Fine Art in Chicago.  This video is an excellent example of attempting to deconstruct the difficulties of talking about art with a new audience.  Enjoy!

Welcome to finger lime pie