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
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 Cirillo

Executive Officer | Staff

Executive Officer | Art Education Victoria Lena Cirillo is the Executive Officer of Art Education Victoria, an artist and qualified teacher and has worked as a Visual Arts specialist. She is a facilitator/mentor and coach delivering leadership, art and education...

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Elizabeth Knight

Board 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....

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Hau Ong (Andy) Ding

Secretary | 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 Hau Ong is the Achievement Leader for Art, Performing Arts and Technology...

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Demi Nicolaidis

Deputy Chair | Board

Learning Area Leader | Visual Arts Templestowe College Deputy Chair from Sept 2022 - present Demi Nicolaidis is the Learning Area Leader for Visual Arts and a member of the Curriculum Learning Group. Demi has taught visual arts for 25...

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Martine Corompt

Board Member

Program Manager | Bachelor of Arts Fine Art - RMIT University Martine Corompt is currently the Program Manager for the BA Fine Art RMIT University. In addition to managing a program of 500 students she is also a parent, an...

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Jenny Lu

Treasurer | Board

Associate Director | Faculty of Fine Arts and Music and Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne  Jenny is currently the Associate Director - Faculty of Fine Arts and Music and Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne. Jenny...

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Olivia Migani

Board 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...

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Natalie Shields

Board 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...

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Michele Maher

Board Member

Head of Visual Arts | Wesley College Michele is Head of Visual Arts at Wesley College, Glen Waverley. She has been an Examiner for the VCAA Studio Arts, and for the SACE board. Currently she is an examiner for the Visual...

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Maria Nardo

Board Member

Specialist Leader and Visual Arts Educator | Saltwater P-9 College Maria is one of the Visual Art Educators as well as being the Specialist Leader at Saltwater P-9 College, Point Cook. She has been teaching for 4 years in Visual...

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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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