Art Education Victoria (ArtEdVic) is governed by an elected council of volunteers.
Find out more about our 2019-20 Councillors below.

We also have a number of portfolio’s that focus on different areas within ArtEdVic:

  • Early Years
  • Primary
  • Secondary (Yr 7-10)
  • VCE Programming
  • VCE Resources
  • Tertiary
  • Inclusive Education
  • Member Engagement

The Member Engagement area of ArtEdVic has a number of sub-committees including:

  • ARTicle
  • ArtEdVic Conference
  • Special Events
  • Professional Development (incl. on-line PD)

Our Life Members are individuals who have made remarkable contributions to visual art education in Victoria and to the association within their time at ArtEdVic. Life members include: Lee Emery, Janette Grenfell, Max Darby, Robert Matthers, Jill Edwards, Irene Court, Adele Flood, Jeffrey Sheldon, Marion Strong, Deryck Greenwood, Robert Hamilton, Tania Tickyj, Nicole Wassell, and Nancy Whittaker.

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Lena Cirillo

Executive Officer | Staff

Executive Officer | Art Education Victoria Visual Arts Specialist | South Melbourne Park Primary School Lena was the former President of Art Education Victoria and interim Executive Officer from August 2019-March 2020. Lena is an artist and a Visual Arts...

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Lauren Holmwood

Membership Coordinator | Staff

Membership Coordinator | Art Education Victoria Lauren began her role as Membership Coordinator with Art Education Victoria in June 2020. Lauren is a practising artist whose work predominantly focuses on projection, public art and installation. She works within audience engagement, currently holding positions at Counihan...

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Paul Morrison

Council President from March 2020

Head of Visual Arts and Media | St Bede’s College Paul is currently Head of Visual Arts and Media at St Bede’s College, Mentone, and has significant experience teaching art in both the UK and Australia. Originally from Ireland, he earned...

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Laura Russell

Council Vice-President from May 2020

Visual Art Educator | Newport Lakes Primary School Laura has been teaching at Newport Lakes Primary School as a full time art teacher for the past ten years. Laura is also the Indigenous Studies Coordinator and Capabilities Curriculum Leader at...

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Rachel O’Connor

Secretary | Council

Visual Art and Design Teacher | Northern College of Arts and Technology Rachel currently teaches visual art and design at a specialist senior secondary, the Northern College of the Arts and Technology in Preston, as well as being a practicing artist exhibiting...

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Alison Stabback

Treasurer | Council

Alison is a Chartered Accountant with over 10 years' experience. She is currently working at REA Group as the Commercial Manager for their Technology and Data Group. Alison partners with the Chief Technology Officer in reviewing divisional performance and setting...

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Hau Ong (Andy) Ding

Council Member

Art and Technology Teacher | Berendale School Hau Ong is an Art and Technology Teacher at a specialist school for young people with a disability. He is passionate about inclusive arts education. He enjoys developing partnerships with communities and organisations...

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Adrian Montana

Council Member

Visual Art Educator | Emmanuel College Adrian is a secondary school teacher of Art, Visual Communication Design and Music at Emmanuel College. He is a VCAA sessional assessor for Studio Arts examinations. Adrian is also a reviewer for the International Journal...

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Deanna Ganyu

Council Member

Visual Art Specialist | Lowtherhall Anglican Grammar/Australian Catholic University Deanna is a visual arts specialist for the last 22 years since graduating from University of Melbourne in 1997, specialising in Tertiary, Primary and Early Childhood Education. As well as continuing...

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Margot Anwar

Council Member

Visual Arts Educator  Margot Anwar is a Visual Arts Educator with experience in a broad range of educational settings in Australia and Indonesia including government, independent and catholic schools. In these contexts, she has implemented and taught curriculum from P-12...

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Lucia M Gambaro

Council Member

Lucia is a registered Visual Arts, Media and Photography P-12 teacher, teaching in NSW and Victoria, in both private and government secondary schools with senior students. Next year Lucia will be completing her Master of Education (Special and Inclusive Education)...

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