Be a part of the ongoing community


Building the arts community is our highest priority. We arrange the following types of Meetups and welcome anyone with an interest in the visual arts and education to attend.

Teach Meet

Come along with something you’ve been working on and want to share. This is the perfect way to generate new ideas and share enthusiasm.


Sometimes we just need to see some familiar faces facing familiar challenges and get social.

Educator Exclusive

Educators often get left out of the loop however, our exclusives ensure that you get to make the most of our partner events such as exhibition openings. Get in early, get to meet the artists, that kind of thing.

Past Events

2018 Annual Conference


Timed to coincide with the NGV Triennial and ACCA s Unfinished Business the 2018 Annual Conference will be based at Testing Grounds and operate across a number of venues The conference will feature acclaimed artists Sally Smart Juan Ford Michael Peck Emily Floyd Sophie Tak ch Emma Davies and Herm s artisans The 2018 Annual Conference will be an amazing opportunity to develop your skills get inspired by contemporary artists make strong connections with other art educators and become empowered in your role regardless of your current skill level You will also have an opportunity to join celebrated STEAM educator Meg Kingwell in discovering meaningful learning experiences using virtual reality VR with students The program and workshop options will be released later in February If you are from a low SES school and require financial support in order to attend please contact us at masked to discuss your options https www eventbrit

KickstArt 2018


Kickstart your VCE Art and Studio Arts studies by hearing from Top Arts exhibitors and expert educators Gain a clearer understanding of the Study Design and be inspired to further develop your folio and art work Be guided through example folios and gather advice about each aspect of the course Learn how past students gained inspiration and understandings from visiting galleries such as the NGV See and hear how they developed initial ideas into clearly articulated bodies of visual artwork Ask questions and gather tips and pointers Explore the NGV while developing your ability to analyse materials and techniques and consider how artists have used them to communicate ideas and meaning Gather resources and information about future exhibitions and programs to support your journey into the world of art 10am-1pm VCE Art 2pm-5pm VCE Studio Arts Discount available for students of Low SES lit num schools Check your school s eligibility on this document https www eventbrit

2017 EOY Party


Yep another year has passed What a great opportunity to connect up and celebrate the end of the year This year we ll be throwing our EOY party at Testing Grounds with some art music and refreshments Testing Grounds is a temporary space for creative practices encompassing art performance and design conveniently located in the Arts Precinct behind the Arts Centre and NGV in Southbank We d love to have you there It will be a great chance to meet with other members ArtEdVic councillors and some of our partners We ve also got a few exciting announcements for 2018 So come along and bring a friend Please click here to book your FREE tickets https aev vic edu au events 2017-eoy-party Any questions get in touch with us at masked To find out more about Testing Grounds check out http www testing-grounds com au

SOCIAL: Grab a drink and get the year rolling


What a better way to start the year than having a drink with others in the visual art community Come down for a drink enjoy the view and the community

End of Year Celebration and Web launch


Join Art Education Victoria for an end of year celebration at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art ACCA We will be revealing the new Art Education Victoria brand identity and website with a big shout out to the folks at Principle Design and share our positioning for the future The evening will feature a preview of Sovereignty an exhibition focussing upon contemporary art of First Nations peoples of South East Australia alongside keynote historical works to explore culturally and linguistically diverse narratives of self-determination identity sovereignty and resistance Drinks and light refreshments will be provided RSVP essential book through Eventbrite

Come learn about artist educators


To coincide with 2 52 TAP2016 Exhibition and National TAP Symposia Art Education Victoria AEV is facilitating an artist teacher art educator panel seminar in conjunction with the Teacher as Artmaker Project TAP at the Melbourne Graduate School of Edcuation AEV Vice President Kathryn Coleman and Councillor Tahlia Jolly will facilitate this panel presentation with selected exhibiting TAP2016 artist teachers and Melbourne based art educators The panel discussion will focus on the benefits of creative practice to teaching and learning struggles of sustained practice and strategies for developing simultaneous identities This will be a great chance to consider the connection between art making and education and to network with high profile artist educators Tickets are FREE but you ll have to register through the Eventbrite page https www eventbrite com au e tap-252-examining-relationships-an-artist-teacher-forum-tickets-28618484658 aff eivtefrnd

Check out Del Kathryn Barton's The Nightingale and the Rose


Come along and enjoy the deliciously enthralling animation that is The Nightingale and the Rose along with a behind the scenes look at the process and artworks that made it We ll meet at the exhibition and enjoy a sneaky Thursday drink at the ACMI Bar Cafe For more information https guides acmi net au nightingale Facebook Details https www facebook com events 1025866617449220

Attend the Yarra Valley Open Studios


So could there be a better setting or better time of the year for this unlikely It will be our biggest feat yet and may require a little car pooling and or van hiring but the plan is to head out and enjoy a day visiting a few of the open studios maybe enjoy an afternoon wine at one of the stunning wineries before tripping back More info to come http yvopenstudios net au

Convent Conversations: Education In The 21st Century


I m going to head along and thought I d throw and invite out come join my at the Abbotsford Convent again so soon Convent Conversations is a new talks series presented by the Abbotsford Convent Foundation exploring diverse topical issues including education politics arts and culture over mulled wine This panel discussion explores contemporary models of education from innovative community initiatives extraordinary stories from educators and new thinking around engagement and inclusivity For more info and to purchase tickets head to http abbotsfordconvent com au whats-on events-exhibitions convent-conversations-education-in-the-21st-century

Check out the current exhibition at C3 (Abbotsford Convent)


The Abbotsford Convent is a delight on the weekends It ll only a small exhibition so we ll start by meeting at the cafe in the afternoon for a coffee it makes it less stressful for arriving and more conducive to meeting everyone Then we can check out the galleries take a walk around the area Weather permitting we ll have a late snack picnic out on the lawn we ll call it closer to the date otherwise a drink at the cafe Come along it will be a fun catch up and after the exhibition is announced I ll post more info To find out more about C3 check out http www c3artspace com au

Let's get inspired by design at the SLV


I love monographs and art in books how about you Premiering at State Library Victoria Inspired by Design is a free exhibition that showcases some of the world s finest book art graphics photography and illustration From London s acclaimed Victoria and Albert Museum the exhibition celebrates 150 years of collecting by the National Art Library Immerse yourself in the book beautiful from historic illustrated manuscripts and rare artists books to modern graphic design and fashion photography See over 100 treasures including original hand-drawn illustrations from Beatrix Potter a Pablo Picasso artist book fashion sketches from Dior and Comme des Gar ons rare medieval manuscripts and much more We can check out the exhibition and grab a coffee wine beer afterwards http www slv vic gov au inspiration-by-design

Visit StArt Up - Top Arts 2015


Well it s officially opened and promises to be inspiring Come along to StArt Up Top Arts 2015 to see a range of top student work from 2014 and we ll spend a little time going through the exhibition and have a chat after over a drink at Beer Deluxe http www ngv vic gov au exhibition start-up

Go for a tour at Arts Project in Northcote


Arts Project are a not-for-profit organisation their inner city studio and gallery exist to nurture and promote artists with an intellectual disability as they develop their art practice The conversation between artists with an intellectual disability and the wider community continues and it d be great to be a part of it If you want to read up on the gallery beforehand these links come recommend http www artsproject org au content about-us http www artsproject org au content gallery http www artsproject org au exhibitions Bar Nancy is conveniently across the road http www broadsheet com au melbourne nightlife directory bar bar-nancy

Lets meet up and celebrate the last decade of Heide


Its a bit of out of town but totally worth the effort if you ve never been you re in for a treat Come join us as we look retrospectively on the last 10 and a bit years of art at the Heide Weather permitting we ll take some picnic rugs and enjoy the outdoor area otherwise a chat over coffee in the cafe It ll be a fun day even better if you come Here s the website for more info http www heide com au exhibitions opening-soon exhibition 21st-century-heide-the-collection-since-2000 edate 2015-03-28 eid 804

Visit the Bunjilaka exhibition at Melbourne Museum


A great opportunity to learn more about Australia s First Peoples and consider possible applications within education We ll check out the exhibition and then go for a coffee afterwards Come share you experiences thoughts and challenges We d love to have you there Here s the website to get you excited or to find out more info http museumvictoria com au bunjilaka Here you will find the profiles of the current artists on display in the Birrarung gallery http museumvictoria com au bunjilaka visiting birrarung-gallery artist-profiles aunty-marlene-and-deanne-gilson And you might like to know about these videos on the website http museumvictoria com au bunjilaka visiting first-peoples videos If you would like to know more about education programs and school visits please see here http museumvictoria com au bunjilaka education

Let's hit up NGV Summer Sunday - Alpine


What better way to start the year off then to get down to NGV for a Summer Sunday session make it even better meet up with some other passionate arts educators We ll meet up first partake in few of the exhibitions before having a little picnic lunch There will be plenty of bands Alpine will be featuring For more info check out the NGV site http www ngv vic gov au program ngv-summer-sundays-4

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