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 'Education' and to the right of the image titled Colonial Landscape by Philip Davey you will see 'Download Education Kit here'. We have also included the Education Kit in the Members' section of the AEA website along with the 2018 HAPH catalogue generously provided by Hadley's Orient Hotel and freely available through PDF download for AEA members.
In addition, the recent Landscape and Memory: Frank Hurley and a Nation Imagined exhibition which was shown at the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery and which is featured as one of the articles in the most recent AAE journal also has an education kit which is available on the general section of the AEA website. This exhibition was in response to the recent centenary commemoration cycle and attracted a great deal of interest and media coverage.
The journal of AEA Australian Art Education has recently published Volume 39 No. 2. The stunning cover image is from AEA member Sue Pavlovich. Topics in this issue include a special feature on the very first President of AEA with the very first article that was published in the journal, drawing in the context of education, creative leadership, synergies between film and artworks, clowning, screen production and three practice based articles focussed on engagement with teachers and students in galleries, using ceramics in the classroom and art therapy.
One more issue of AAE is scheduled for later this year which is a special theme issue titled 'Borderless: Global Narratives in Art Education', an international research exchange (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 issue and for sharing their wonderful research and practice with the national and international community.
The AEA AGM will be held on Monday October 22 from 7.30-8.30pm (AEST) via Zoom to enable all members to attend regardless of geographic location. Further information will be made available through the Members' Area.
For further information and updates please see our AEA Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ArtEducationAustralia/
We hope your year is progressing well.