The National Gallery’s visual arts educational conference returns January 2024, celebrating First Nations knowledges, ground-breaking technologies, gender equity, access and wellbeing.
The National Gallery is excited to invite audiences to the National Visual Art Education Conference (NVAEC) in Kamberri/Canberra or online 22 – 24 January 2024.
NVAEC brings together teachers, artists, cultural practitioners and thought-leaders to inspire and energise best-practice teaching and learning in the visual arts. Keynote speakers in 2024 include Columbus Museum of Art Executive Director Brooke A. Minto and Beth Crane and Richard McKee Director of Learning Innovation Jennifer Lehe, who appear alongside globally recognised contemporary artists, curators and technology specialists.
“In 2024, the National Visual Art Education Conference will bring together educators, artists and thought-leaders from across Australia and internationally to provoke conversations and new ways of thinking about best practice to engage with the key issues of our time through creative learning opportunities that have art and artists at their core” Georgia Close, the National Gallery’s Head of National Learning said. “Taking the National Gallery’s important survey of Emily Kam Kngwarray as a starting point, NVAEC 2024 invites teachers, educators and arts workers to centre First Nations perspectives in their programs through a program of keynote presentations and practical workshops”.
In its fifth iteration, this year’s theme REPOSITIONING challenges us to engage with art, pedagogy, and our changing world through a critical and curious lens looking at the ways we learn, how we can think in new ways about our work and the spaces in which learning thrives. NVAEC 2024 will investigate this theme through several perspectives, including First Nations knowledges, ground-breaking technologies, gender equity, access and wellbeing. Two major exhibitions will be on display at the National Gallery during the Conference – Emily Kam Kngwarray and Jordan Wolfson’s Body Sculpture.
NVAEC is a key professional development opportunity for educators working in schools, arts, health and community organisations, with a national focus on arts education.
NVAEC will begin on the afternoon of Monday 22 January 2024 and conclude at 5pm on Wednesday 24 January 2024.
This program is supported by Learning & Digital Patron Tim Fairfax AC.
For more information visit https://nga.gov.au/learn/national-visual-art-education-conference/