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      Alternative Title:
        Painter (Artistic)

      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

    Average Income:
    The average salary for a Painter (Visual Arts) is $ 31,244 per year.
    Average Age: Males: Females: Persons: 42.3
    [See: www.abs.gov.au 2114 Visual arts and crafts professionals - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016]

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    Visa processing times-months (75%)
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    Visa processing times-months (90%)

    Painter (Visual Arts) categories in Group B.

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    Painter (Visual Arts) job description, duties and education requirements


      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.

      Indicative Skill Level:

      In Australia and New Zealand:

        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).

      Tasks Include:
      • 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


      Sources: www.abs.gov.au and DIBP

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