1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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      Painter (Visual Arts)
      Painter (Artistic)

Conceives visual art forms such as pictures, abstract designs and similar compositions to communicate impressions or ideas.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. This occupation requires high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience.

Tasks Include:
  • conceives and develops ideas for paintings or drawings
  • selects medium such as oil, watercolours, pencils, pastels, acrylic or ink and prepares material to be used for painting or drawing
  • applies medium to surface using appropriate techniques
  • arranges objects, positions models, selects landscape or other visual forms according to chosen subject matter

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