Education in Brief: symposium for art teachers, NIDA productions start with Poppea, and more

News and events from Australian arts education. Reflections from the national reading symposium and a call for children to design the Big Issue Christmas cover.
Education for arts teachers. image shows woman in black with hands held in front of her and shoulder length dark hair smiling and standing next to yellow soft sculpture of interwoven bales and strands of faux fur.

Designed especially for secondary school visual art educators, and presented in partnership with Monash University Fine Art, this one-day event covers recent developments in art education, including new VCE Art study designs and curriculum reviews, as well as a keynote speech from Kathy Temin, an internationally renowned artist whose sculptural practice explores memory, history and loss, with her signature choice of medium, synthetic fur.

Lena Cirillo, Executive Officer and Creative Producer of Art Education Victoria, tells ArtsHub:

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Rochelle Siemienowicz is the ArtsHub Group's Education and Career Editor. She is a journalist for Screenhub and is a writer, film critic and cultural commentator with a PhD in Australian cinema. She was the co-host of Australia's longest-running film podcast 'Hell is for Hyphenates' and has written a memoir, Fallen, published by Affirm Press. Her second book, Double Happiness, a novel, will be published by Midnight Sun in 2024. Instagram: @Rochelle_Rochelle Twitter: @Milan2Pinsk