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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 committees that oversee different aspects of 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

President

Visual Arts Specialist | South Melbourne Park Primary School Lena is an artist and a Visual Arts specialist currently working at South Melbourne Park Primary School. She is a facilitator/mentor and coach delivering leadership, art and education development workshops to...

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Tara Daniel

Vice-President

Museum Educator | Heide MOMA Tara’s practice spans the visual and performing arts, both as an artist and educator. Currently, Tara is the Museum Educator, managing education programs at the Heide Museum of Modern Art. Heide invites students and teachers from...

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Rachel O’Connor

Secretary

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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Laura Russell

Council Member

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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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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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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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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Paul Morrison

Council Member

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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Margot Anwar

Council Member

Visual Arts Educator | Haileybury College 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...

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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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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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