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, qualified teacher and speaker. She is a facilitator/mentor/coach and is a consultant for various organisations and institutions, including the Victorian Academy of...

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Amelia Bird

Program 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...

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Elizabeth Knight

Board Chair

Visual Arts Specialist |  Elizabeth Knight is currently teaching Visual Arts in Regional Victoria at Brauer College. She is teaching. Elizabeth has taught in both private and government secondary schools in Regional Victoria. Her classes have engaged with Community partners...

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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 Secretary current Hau Ong is the Wellbeing and Inclusion Leader at Gleneagles...

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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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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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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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Cindy Asp

Board Member

Visual Art Specialist | Spotswood Primary School Board member from May 2023 - present Cindy Asp is the Visual Art Specialist at Spotswood Primary School (SPS). Over the last 18months Cindy’s role has extended to teaching Visual Art and Wellbeing....

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Olivia Migani

Board Member

Arts Professional Learning Teams Leader  | Tarneit P-9 College  Board Member Former 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...

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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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Kerry Power

Board Member

Educator | Master of Teaching, Bachelor of Education, Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood Education - Monash University Board Member from May 2023 - present Kerry Power has taught art and multimedia in secondary schools in Victoria and is currently a...

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Steve Marks

Life Member (Former President)

Creativity has always played a central role in how I explore the world and express myself. From a very young age art appealed to me as a language for communicating my thoughts and feelings with others. Whether it was drawing...

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Freya McCormick

Life Member (Former Treasurer)

Freya McCormick was the Treasurer for ArtEdVic for five and a half years, from November 2013 to August 2019. During her time as Treasurer, Freya helped steer the organisation through a period of transition which included a major move from...

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Adrian Montana

Life Member

  Adrian was a board member at Art Education Victoria from 2015-2021. While with Art Education Victoria Adrian was a secondary school teacher of Art, Visual Communication Design and Music at Emmanuel College. He was a VCAA sessional assessor for...

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Lee Emery

Life Member

After completing secondary art teacher training at Melbourne Teachers College in 1966, Lee Emery’s first art teaching positions, were at Watsonia and then Oakleigh High Schools (1966-1971). In 1972 she was asked to be the inaugural Executive Officer of a...

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Janette Grenfell

Life Member

Janette Grenfell was an active member of Art Education Victoria community.

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Dr Max Darby

Life Member

Art Educator, Author, Consultant, Examiner, Artist. Max was passionate about the “Arts” and its importance and place in education. He had a broad range of experiences in the Visual Arts and was involved in many initiatives related to Art Education. He...

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Robert Matthers

Life Member

Robert (Bob) Mathers was a founding member of the Art Craft Teachers Association  (ACTA) having previously  started the Eastern Division Art Teachers Association (EDATA) when he was the art teacher at Mitcham and then Ringwood Primary Schools. Having completed his Diploma of...

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Jill Edwards

Life Member

Jill Edwards was an active member of Art Education Victoria.

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Irene Court

Life Member

Irene Court is a former president of Art Education Victoria.

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Dr Adele Flood

Life Member

Across her teaching life Adele Flood has been an Arts Educator, Curriculum Advisor and an Academic Developer. She has taught in four States across all sectors from Primary through to Tertiary levels. She has supervised several Masters and PhD candidates...

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Jeffrey Sheldon

Life Member

Jeffrey Sheldon was an active member of the Art Education Victoria community.

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Marion Strong

Life Member (Former Executive Officer)

Marion Strong was Art Education Victoria's Executive Officer 1995-2015. 

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Deryck Greenwood

Life Member

Deryck Greenwood is a former president of Art Education Victoria.

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Tania Tickyj

Life Member

Tania Tickyj is a former president of Art Education Victoria.

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Nicole Wassell

Life Member

Nicole Wassel is a former president of Art Education Victoria.

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Nancy Whittaker

Life Member

Nancy Whittaker has been an art teacher in both government and independent schools, in the city and country, at  every level from prep to tertiary in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Great Britain, and Canada, in addition to teaching grade four...

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