Vice-President - Tara Daniel

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 primary, secondary and tertiary institutions to participate in interactive exhibition tours, arts workshops and professional learning programs. 

In prior roles, Tara managed Spark_Lab; an innovation-based education program at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts that utilised Art, Music, Dance and Theatre to develop innovation skills in young people and educators. Tara was a Teaching Artist for the Arts Centre Melbourne for a number of years, and delivered projects to schools all over Victoria through the Small Bites and Arts Bites programs. As Head of Performing Arts Departments at Brunswick Secondary College and Melbourne Girls Grammar School, Tara directed projects at the NGV and Arts House Meatmarket, after the era of choreographing Rock Eisteddfod entries had passed. 

Tara has written education resources for Theatre Works and Regional Arts Victoria for performances on the VCAA playlists for VCE Drama and Theatre Studies and is a VCAA Theatre Studies Examination Assessor. She also tutors for NIDA Melbourne. Tara studied Dance, Visual Art and Theatre at WAAPA, ECU, and the VCA, and Education at the University of Melbourne, specialising in Secondary Art and Drama. Tara is passionate about making the arts accessible and inclusive, and using the arts to foster curiosity, creativity and a passion for life-long learning.