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Re-assemble Art Education Conference 2023

FRI 7 JULY 2023

Art Education Victoria is thrilled to present our annual conference in 2023 and we are re-assembling in-person again! The theme for this years conference is cross-cultural connections – think globally – create locally

In partnership with RMIT University School of Art, this event will take place at RMIT’s city campus. Our program will include keynote speakers, breakout sessions, Q&A’s and opportunities to network and connect with your peers.


Thur 6 July – Pre-conference event @ NGV Melbourne Now  

Fri 7 July    – Conference day @ RMIT University

Sat 8 July   – Post-conference event @ ACCA 

Re-assemble Art Education Conference aspires to elevate your skills as Art Educators to inspire you, connect you with peers and empower you in the art-room to enhance student learning.


Jenna Lee

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THUR 6 July 

Melbourne Now Tour at NGV and Artist Talk – Jenna Lee

Educator Tour of Melbourne Now Exhibition
2:00pm – 3:30pm
Artist, Jenna Lee Presentation

3:45pm – 4:45pm

Get ready for ‘Reassemble 2023’ with a free pre-conference program at the National Gallery of Victoria presented in conjunction with the exhibition Melbourne Now (24 March – 20 August 2023).

Melbourne Now offers a rich opportunity to explore the conference theme of ‘think globally, act locally’. Join NGV educators in Melbourne Now to discuss diverse approaches to creative practice and cross-cultural connections in the work of local contemporary artists. The program will conclude with a presentation and Q and A with artist Jenna Lee who will discuss her art practice including the installation she created for Melbourne Now in collaboration with Kojima Shōten, Balarr (To become light) 2023.

Guest speaker Jenna Lee is a Gulumerridjin (Larrakia), Wardaman and Karajarri Saltwater woman with Japanese, Chinese, Filipino and Anglo-Australian ancestry. Working across sculpture, installation and body adornment, Lee uses her art practice to explore these overlapping identities.

Lee’s practice builds on the foundation of her father’s teachings of culture and her mother’s
teachings of papercraft. Represented by MARS Gallery in Melbourne, she has exhibited in Australia and internationally, including at the Pitt Rivers Museum in the United Kingdom, the Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory, and Institute of Modern Art, QUT Art Gallery and Griffith University Art Gallery in Brisbane. Lee has been the recipient of the Wandjuk Marika 3D Memorial Award at the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards and the Australia Council’s Dreaming Award.

The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Fed Square, Melbourne
Plan your visit:
Meet in main foyer

Exhibition image: Installation view of Jenna Lee and Kojima Shouten’s Balarr (To become light) 2023 Image: Sean Fennessy.
Portrait Image: Jenna Lee



Jessica Clark - Curator

ACCA Cassie Sullivan Mayana Trawna

SAT 8 July

Between Waves at ACCA: Curator’s Talk 

Choose either the morning or afternoon session

Morning session
11:00 – 11.40am Curator, Jessica Clark talk and Q&A

11:45 – 12:30pm Networking & independent exhibition viewing

Afternoon session
1:00 – 1:40pm Curator, Jessica Clark talk and Q&A

1:45 – 2:30pm Networking & independent exhibition viewing

Between Waves is the third edition of the Yalingwa exhibition series that supports the
development of outstanding contemporary First Peoples art and curatorial practice in
Southeast Australia.

Between Waves explores and experiments with the visible and invisible energy fields and
flows of light, time, and vision. The exhibition presents ten ambitious new commissions by
emerging and established artists working at the intersection of material and immaterial
realms of knowledge and knowing. Collectively, the artists will centre the notion of material
memory to illuminate an interconnected web of shapeshifting ecologies within, beyond, and
between what can be seen.

Artists: Maree Clarke, Dean Cross, Brad Darkson, Matthew Harris, James Howard, Hayley, Millar Baker, Jazz Money, Cassie Sullivan, this mob, and Mandy Quadrio

Curator: Jessica Clark

Jessica Clark is a proud palawa/pallawah woman and a curator of contemporary art living and working on Wurundjeri Country in Naarm (Melbourne). She currently holds the position of Yalingwa Curator at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (2022-24). Jessica has a background in art history and art education and has been working in a range of independent and collaborative curatorial roles since 2017. She is also a former high school teacher of art and history (2012-2016). Jessica is currently undertaking a curatorial practice-led PhD at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne that is focussed on investigating intercultural curatorial models for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australian art.

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)
111 Sturt St, Southbank VIC 3006

Plan your visit:
Meet in foyer

Exhibition image: Cassie Sullivan, Mayana Trawna | Body Country 2021. Video installation. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Cassie Sullivan
Portrait Image: Jessica Clark


Why should you join us?

  • Connect with fellow arts educators and join our vibrant community
  • Inspirational messages from our presenters
  • Feel empowered by sharing with like-minded peers and learn about things you’re passionate about
  • Be part of a community supporting Australian based contemporary artists
  • Keynote presentations include Q&A’s
  • Breakout sessions include pedagogical and hands-on workshops
  • Opportunities to network
  • Receive a Professional Development Learning Certificate
  • A professional learning experience every art educator deserves!


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Payment Terms

– Please note all personal payments must be made up front with a credit card at the time of booking.
– Purchase orders are accepted from schools/organisations paying for teacher/employee professional development.
– Please ensure ticket purchase payments are finalised prior to the event.

$450 – General Admission/ Non- Member
You are welcome to first join as an ArtEdVic Member to receive the discounted Member ticket price and enjoy the benefits of membership and being part of our community beyond the conference. Visit this link now to join ArtEdVic

$350 – ArtEdVic Member
Please ensure your AEV Membership is current by logging in to your account online or please feel welcome to email us at If your membership is not valid, we will ask you to renew before the conference.

$420 – Concession /Non- Member
Only for – Pre-Service Teacher/Tertiary Student/CRT/Regional.

Proof of concession or CRT status verification will be required for purchase and on the day. (Tertiary Student ID etc.)

$327 – Concession /ArtEdVic Member
Only for – Pre-Service Teacher/Tertiary Student/CRT/Regional.

Proof of concession or CRT status verification will be required for purchase and on the day. (Tertiary Student ID etc.)

Please ensure your AEV Membership is current by logging in to your account online or please feel welcome to email us at If your membership is not valid, you will need to pay the full cost. 

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Transport and access – School of Art (RMIT University)

Trains located on Swanston Street, near the corner of La Trobe Street, catch a City Loop train to nearby Melbourne Central train station or to Flinders Street. From Flinders Street, you can take a connecting City Loop train or Yarra Tram along Swanston Street.

Trams running along Swanston Street include routes 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 and 72.
Tram routes 24, 30 and 35 run along La Trobe Street.

Visit the Public Transport Victoria website for more information and connecting services in your area.

No on-campus parking is available for visitors, but you’ll find many commercial car parks a short walk away. Metered street parking is also available nearby, but note the time limits and clearway restrictions.

Attending in-person
If you are attending in-person we will be in contact via email with more information before the day.

Payment Terms
Please note all personal payments must be made up front with a credit card at the time of booking. Purchase orders are accepted from schools/employers paying for teacher/employee professional development. Purchase Order payments must be received within 7 days of Invoice date.

A written/emailed notification of cancellation must be received by Art Education Victoria 14 days prior to the conference event date. A cancellation admin fee of $50 will be applied to all cancellations. If written notification is not received or requested within this time frame no refund will be applied. If you need to cancel, please do so as soon as possible.

Failure to attend without prior written cancellation will result in the forfeit of any possible refund and your invoice (conference registration fee) will need to be paid in full.

Permission to Record – Photography/Sound/Video
Please note, purchasing a ticket to this event confirms an opt-in by you for permission to record and film you in attendance throughout the event. Video/sound/photography images may be used to document, promote and use in any manner that supports the mission of ArtEdVic. Please contact ArtEdVic directly for further queries.

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