Art Education Victoria (ArtEdVic) is governed by an elected Board of volunteers.
Find out more about our 2023 Board members 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/Resources, Tertiary, Inclusive Education, Member Engagement and Advocacy.
The Member Engagement area of ArtEdVic has a number of sub-committees including:
ARTicle (our journal), Annual Conference, Special Events/Symposiums, Professional Development and our Advisory Subcommittee.
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: (above not in order) Lee Emery, Marion Strong, Nicole Wassell, Robert Matthers, Freya McCormick, Nancy Whittaker, Deryck Greenwood, Adrian Montana, Janette Grenfell, Jill Edwards, Max Darby, Irene Court, Adele Flood, Jeffrey Sheldon, and Steve Marks. Note: Robert Hamilton and Tania Tickyj not pictured.
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Lena CirilloExecutive Officer | Staff
Executive Officer | Art Education Victoria Lena Cirillo is the Executive Officer of Art Education Victoria, an artist, qualified teacher and speaker. She is a facilitator/mentor/coach and is a consultant for various organisations and institutions, including the Victorian Academy of...Read more
Amelia BirdProgram Coordinator | Staff
Program Coordinator | Art Education Victoria Amelia is an arts and cultural management professional working across education, public programs, exhibitions, and the delivery of arts and cultural events. She joins Art Education Victoria from Museums Victoria, where she is a key...Read more
Elizabeth KnightBoard Chair
Visual Arts Specialist | Warrnambool College Elizabeth Knight is currently teaching Visual Arts in Regional Victoria at Warrnambool College. She is teaching VCE Art: Making and Exhibiting. Elizabeth has taught in both private and government secondary schools in Regional Victoria....Read more
Hau Ong (Andy) DingSecretary | Board
Achievement Leader for Art, Performing Arts and Technology | Gleneagles Secondary College Board Member from August 2019 to August 2022 Acting Chair from Sept 2022 - Jan 2023 Secretary current Hau Ong is the Wellbeing and Inclusion Leader at Gleneagles...Read more
Olivia MiganiBoard Member
Arts Professional Learning Teams Leader | Tarneit P-9 College Secretary from Sept 2022- Jan 2023 Olivia is currently the Visual Arts Professional Learning Teams Leader at Tarneit P-9 College, Tarneit teaching across all years and currently teaching Visual Arts, Media...Read more
Natalie ShieldsBoard Member
Visual Arts Teacher | Meadows Primary School in Broadmeadows Natalie is passionate about Visual Art education in the Primary Years and is a tireless advocate for genuine creative exchange in a multicultural learning environment. She creates space for new learning...Read more
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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.