OUR PEOPLE

Art Education Victoria is governed by an elected council of volunteers. Find out more about our 2016-17 councillors below.

We also have five committees that oversee the different aspects of AEV:

  • Executive
  • Early Years/Primary
  • Secondary/VCE
  • Museum
  • Marketing & Communications

Our Life Members are individuals who have made remarkable contributions to visual art education and to the association within their time in AEV.

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Steve Marks

President

I have been in education for ten years and with Art Education Victoria for over two years. I've worked at a range of levels within the system from schools to the state education department. I am currently holding a position...

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Kathryn Coleman

Vice President

I am a collector, a curator and a placemaker. I take these aspects into my a/r/tographer self and use these traits to consider how we use site to create place as artist teachers. My current praxis explores the intertwined and...

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Freya McCormick

Treasurer

I'm a professional economist and a public servant. I joined Art Education Victoria Council as Treasurer in 2013. I believe that art education has immense value and that visual literacy, creativity, experimentation and critical thinking are integral to a resilient and thriving twenty-first century...

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Jes Simson

Secretary

I'm a product manager and designer at Simson Cards, my family's greeting card company here in Melbourne. This means that I basically spend a third of my day steeped in excel spreadsheets teasing insights out of data, a third creating...

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Marion Marks

Executive Editor of Article

I have been teaching visual art at Hampton Primary School for nearly 5 years. Before becoming a teacher I worked as a graphic designer and illustrator for about 20 years. I have been part of the existing council for the...

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Magda Newman

Councilor

I am a project manager, client relationship manager, and graphic and experience designer and producer, with a passion for the visual and performing arts. I believe arts and culture are vital to a thriving society that values expression, creative thinking,...

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Vanja Radisic

Deakin University

Vanja Radisic is an Australian – Bosnian artist, educator and author. 
She holds Master of Teaching (by Research) from Melbourne University (2009) and a Bachelor of Fine Art from RMIT (2005).
Prior to her role as a Public and Academic Programs...

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Sash Fernando

Creative Director of Principle Design

Sash is the Creative Director of Principle Design - a design studio that focuses on assisting ethical organisations grow. He is a graphic designer, visual thinker and world traveller, Sash brings with him a wealth of international experience, gained from...

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Tahlia Jolly

Councilor

I am a recent graduate of The University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education specialising in Secondary Visual Arts education. Before coming into teaching, I completed a Master of Art Curatorship at The University of Melbourne and worked within the...

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Amy Grevis James

Councilor

I’m an art educator with six years experience in gallery education and four years in classroom teaching. I currently holds the role of Arts Officer: Education and Community Engagement at Moonee Valley City Council’s Incinerator Gallery and was previously Schools...

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Karen Gallagher

Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre

As a child I would always reply ‘Art’ when asked my favourite subject. It was in the art room I built my confidence to express my creativity, where I developed my visual literacy skills, I learned the power to communicate...

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Shelley Menhennet

Cambridge Primary School

I have been a Primary school teacher since dinosaurs walked the earth. I was thrown into the Art room years ago and found the place where I belong. I organise the Outer West Visual Arts Teachers Network and we have...

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Adrian Montana

Xavier College

An experienced teacher and leader: Worked with students and teachers at all levels, in Victoria, Western Australia and England. Experienced in Art Gallery and Museum education and public programs. Former board member of the UK National Society for Education in...

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Mark Threadgold

Koonung Secondary College

I am a visual arts educator and practicing artist. I have 17 years teaching experience in Melbourne and the UK. I coordinate a Visual Thinking Strategies partnership between Koonung SC and Heide MOMA. Represented by James Makin Gallery, I have...

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Penny McGonegal

Strathmore Secondary College

I am currently in my seventh year of teaching in a public, secondary Art room and absolutely love it. My passion for my role has only grown throughout my short years in the profession. I am equally passionate about visual...

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Rohan Schwartz

Councilor

I am a Melbourne-based arts practitioner: artist, facilitator and educator. I am undertaking a Master of Teaching (Secondary) at the University of Melbourne and I am an Educator at North Melbourne Primary School. I work as Artist Assistant for Janenne...

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Phoebe Imms

Melbourne Graduate School of Education

I have been the studio technician for the Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) for five years, a position that supported me through my Bachelor of Science degree, where I majored in Psychology. In my role as the studio tech...

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Marie Allaman

Volunteer

I am a Cultural project manager with a strong passion for art, education and community engagement. Freshly settled in Melbourne, I’ve been working six years overseas for a Fine arts museum right after a master’s degree in Museum studies and...

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Leah Murphy

Coburg High School

I went to Swinburne and then VCA, also fulfilling a visual merchandising position as team leader for Apple and throughout all of this time I have been a practicing artist. I am about to enter my fifth year of teaching, My first half...

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Janette Grenfell

Life Member

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Robert Matthers

Life Member

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Jill Edwards

Life Member

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Jeffrey Sheldon

Life Member

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Marion Strong

Life Member

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Deryck Greenwood

Life Member

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Robert Hamilton

Life Member

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Tania Tickyj

Life Member

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Nicole Wassell

Life Member

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Nancy Whittaker

Life Member

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Art Education Victoria exists for and because of our passionate community. Our members include art and generalist educators, schools and tertiary institutions, arts and cultural organisations, and businesses across Victoria and beyond. Become a member today to receive a range of benefits, join a community, and support collective advocacy for visual arts education.

 

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