Conceives and creates visual art forms, such as pictures, abstract designs and similar compositions, to communicate impressions and ideas. This occupation requires high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience.
Skill Level 1
Caveats No caveats
Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations
2531-11 Painter (Visual Arts)
Group: 2114 Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals
create visual two- and three-dimensional concepts and forms through painting, drawing, carving, sculpting, modelling, printmaking, video, multimedia, found objects, ephemera, soundscapes and other media to communicate concepts and ideas.
conceiving and developing ideas, designs and styles for paintings, drawings, pottery pieces and sculptures
arranging objects, positioning models, and selecting landscapes and other visual forms according to chosen subject matter
selecting artistic media, method and materials
applying media to surfaces using appropriate techniques
moulding clay into functional and artistic articles by wheel-throwing, moulding and hand-building
mixing glazing materials and applying glazes to dried pottery by dipping and painting
placing finished and decorated pieces in kilns
sketching designs of proposed sculptures, and making wax and plaster models
devising forms from metal using welding and metalworking equipment, and from stone using masonry tools
carving and forming materials to desired shape using hand and power tools
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. Some occupations in this unit group require high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).