National conference looks into the health of art education

The trends, wins and pressure points in the art education sector, as identified at the National Visual Art Education Conference.
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Delegates at 2019 NVAEC but the talk into practice at the National Gallery of Australia; photo supplied.

Returning for its fourth edition with the theme At the heart: inspiration, bravery, compassion and connection, the National Visual Art Education Conference (NVAEC) was held this year from 21-23 January at the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) in Canberra.

Over 200 art educators, artists and thought-leaders attended and shared views on what they thought was at the heart of art education today. They also shared how they could, collectively, promote art education to be at the heart of every cultural institution.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina

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