Welcome to Art Education Australia
We are the peak body for visual art education in Australia
The current Art Education Australia (AEA) 2017 - 2018 Executive are as follows:
President - Dr Margaret Baguley, University of Southern Queensland (QLD)
Vice President - Dr Abbey MacDonald, University of Tasmania (TAS)
Secretary - Dr Malcom Bywaters, University of Tasmania (TAS)
Treasurer - Ms Sue Pavlovich, Horsham College (VIC)
Over the past few months the new AEA Executive have been involved in representing members at a number of meetings and events, continuing to update members through the AEA Facebook page (streamed on this homepage), the journal Australian Art Education, and working on a range of initiatives to further strengthen the collective voice of the visual arts and education in Australia, both nationally and internationally. On 26 March, 2018 AEA formally handed over an art education kit to assist students and teachers to engage with the Hadley's Art Prize Hobart (HAPH). This has been a wonderful collaboration and we look forward to seeing the exhibition of finalists at Hadley's Orient Hotel from 21 July - 25 August, 2018. The link to the HAPH Education Kit is available from http://ow.ly/zQre30j995H - scroll down to the section titled 'Educatin' and to the right of the image titled Colonial Landscape by Philip Davey you will see 'Download Education Kit here'.
The AEA Members' Art Exhibition titled 'Our home' is currently being exhibited at the UTAS Academy Gallery from 21 May - 1 June 2018 to coincide with International Arts Education Week. Congratulations to members who have taken up the opportunity to have their work professionally curated and exhibited in this wonderful space. Special thanks to Dr Malcom Bywaters and Dr Abbey MacDonald for their co-curation of this special event.
The journal of AEA Australian Art Education has just published Volume 39 No. 1. The cover image is from The Howard Hinton Collection which is housed a the New England Regional Art Museum. We are very appreciative of the generosity of NERAM in providing this artwork for the cover and also for the other artworks featured in the article on this significant collection and its connection to the former Armidale Teachers College.
Two more issues of AEA are scheduled for later this year with the next issue Vol 39, Issue 2 scheduled for August. There is also an exciting opportunity to submit a paper for a special theme issue titled 'Borderless: Global Narratives in Art Education', an international research exchange for the last journal issue this year (Vol. 39, Issue 3). Further information about this can be found under our 'Journal and Publications' link at the top of the page. In the next issue we will feature a visual essay and professional article for teachers to respond to members' interests and needs.
We would like to thank all authors who have submitted high quality journal articles in the last two issues and for sharing their wonderful research with the national and international community.
For further information and updates please see our AEA Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ArtEducationAustralia/
We hope your year is progressing well.