Art Education Australia


National Visual Art Education Conference

National Visual Art Education Conference
New directions: practice + innovation + learning
20–22 January 2016

Registrations now open

The National Gallery of Australia would like to welcome those interested in visual arts education from across the country and beyond, to the third National Visual Art Education Conference in January 2016.

Keynote speakers include: Professor Howard Gardner Harvard Graduate School of Education, Professor Ellen Winner Harvard Graduate School of Education, Rika Burnham Head of Education at The Frick Collection, New York and world renowned artist Christian Thompson More

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The conference is a NGA Betty Churcher Art Education and Access Program 
made possible with the support of Tim Fairfax AC

Christian Thompson Untitled #2 2008 (detail) Photographs, C-Type print 
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra purchased 2009

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AEA has new leaders!

The AEA AGM took place on Wednesday 16 September. The new AEA Executive and Councillors are:

President: Dr Karen Maras (UNSW)

Vice President: Dr Mark Selkrig (VU)

Secretary: Kathy Hendy Eckers (VCAA)

Treasurer: Dr Janette Grenfell (Deakin)

Journal Editor: Dr Lexi Cutcher (SCU)

Research: Dr Shelley Hannigan (Deakin) , Dr Robert Brown (Uni Melb), Rach Kirsten (UNSW)

Councillors/Committee Members: Dr Kath Grushka (Newcastle), Dr Joanna Barbousas (ACU), Dr Geraldine Burke (Monash), Dr Kim Snepvangers (UNSW), Laura Russell (DEECD), Dr Donna Mitchell (ACU)

Sincere thanks are extended to this new leadership group for their willingness to be involved and for nominating for these roles in the interests of strengthening art education in Australia.

In anticipation of your support, and on behalf of the new AEA Executive, we extend an invitation to you to work with us to continue supporting the Journal of Australian Art Education and re-energising our national art education community through research-focussed initiatives. 

We look forward to informing you of new developments in the near future.




Reports Available for members



Due to a lack of attendance last week, we were unable to achieve quorum at our Annual General Meeting.

If we do not achieve quorum at this next proposed AGM, we may have to cease operations as a legally recognised Incorporated Association. 

This could be the end of your national body of representation for the visual arts!!!

But with your help, by nominating and by attending the AGM via Skype or in person, we can carry on as the peak national association for the Visual Arts. 

What we need:

We need your attendance for the AGM, whether in person or via Skype.

We also need your nominations for the following positions:


Vice President


Secretary (must reside in the state of Victoria)

Please help AEA! Get involved!

Second Notice of AGM and Call for nominations for AEA Executive positions

The Annual General Meeting of members of Art Education Australia Inc. will be held 

5pm Aus. EST (4.30pm SA, NT;  3.00pm WA)
 Wednesday 16th September, 2015

electronically and in person at 150 Palmerston Street, Carlton, Victoria. 
All positions are declared vacant.
PLEASE RSVP to this email your intention to attend by the 15th September.

If you will be attending via Skype, please include your Skype address, to enable a group call to you.

You can also search and add us via our Skype username: arteducationaustralia

All members are encouraged to consider nominating and attending, to ensure AEA has a great new team and the support of its membership. 

You are also highly encouraged to forward this email to other interested colleagues.
Please find attached:
Draft Minutes from AGM 2013-14

Agenda AGM 2015

Nomination Form AGM 2015

Proxy Form AGM 2015


Financial Reports and the President's Report for 2015 are available now for AEA members.

To access, please log in, then you will find the reports in Member's Centre > Reports.


On a brief personal note: I will not be re-nominating as President and am retiring from both AEA and AEV this year. 

Kind Regards,

Marian Strong
Outgoing President, 
Art Education Australia (AEA)
150 Palmerston Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053 AUSTRALIA




Proceedings of the 34th World Congress of the International Society for Education through Art (2)

34th INSEA World Congress proceedings-sm

Diversity through Art | Change, Continuity, Context

7-11 July 2014. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

View the Table of Contents


Available here as a paid download




AEA Response to the draft Australian Curriculum: The Arts: Foundation to Year 10

Read Art Education Australia's Response to the draft Australian Curriculum: The Arts: Foundation to Year 10.

Advocacy White Papers for Art Education


“Advocacy White Papers for Art Education” are a collection of 14 essays written in response to the NAEA report, Learning in a Visual Age: The Critical Importance of Visual Arts Education. These essays communicate the value of visual arts education in a constantly changing educational environment and demonstrate why visual arts education is important for meeting each student’s educational needs. We urge you to share the White Papers for Art Education with colleagues, policy makers, supervisors and administrators, preservice art educators, and parents.

Visit to download the essays.


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