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.
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:
Secretary (must reside in the state of Victoria)
Second Notice of AGM and Call for nominations for AEA Executive positions
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
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.
“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 http://www.arteducators.org/advocacy/whitepapers to download the essays.