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The MCA is Australias Museum of Contemporary Art,

Visual Arts in New South Wales, representing the interests of Visual Art and Design educators from K-12 and in other

Senior Curator Rachel Kent, Marking Time will present major works by eleven artists from Australia, Brazil, Ireland, Italy, Japan, UK and the USA in the Museums spacious new top oor galleries. Some works will be created during the course of the into public spaces beyond the Museum. which comprises several thousand short extracts from cinema

its doors to host a special VADEA conference. Members of the Visual Arts community can learn about, explore and share in the ways to bring contemporary arts practice into the classroom environment. Participants will take an interactive guided tour of the major

digital media in the classroom. Participants will also hear from key artists represented in the exhibitons including Brook Andrew, Helen Eager, Emily Floyd, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Lindy Lee, Susan Norrie, and Angela and Hossein Valamanesh. There will be opportunities to partake in workshops run by many of these artists, to explore the specialist learning facilities within the NCCL, and to engage with exciting new ideas in contemporary arts education. Additionally there will be presentations and discussions with Virgina Mitchell and Glenn Barkley, and an update on the Visual Arts in the Australian curriculum - an important issue for all art educators. This is your chance to be one of the rst to engage in professional learning in the newly refurbished Museum of Contemporary Art

sound and light. An international exhibition selected by MCA

your chance to connect, to be inspired, and to learn. VADEA + MCA = IRRESISTIBLE.

+ Information
THE VADEA CONFERENCE PROGRAM WILL REFLECT NSWIT PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENT STANDARDS. VENUE: 140 George St, The Rocks, Sydney Australia ACCESS INFORMATION The MCA is at Circular Quay and VADEA strongly encourages participants to take public transport to the Museum. Buses, trains and ferries all operate to and from this site. Please see the transport information website for specific details: www.131500.com.au The MCA welcomes all visitors and affirms its REGISTRATION commitment to making its programs and services Please complete the attached forms as soon as possible accessible to everyone. and either post, fax, scan and email via PDF to the Professional Teachers Association NSW: Street level access is located at 140 George St, The Rocks. Visitors with restricted mobility can enjoy all Post Registration forms to: public areas of the Museum, including galleries and VADEA PO BOX 577, Leichhardt 2040 function areas. or Fax: (02) 9564 2342

ACCESSIBLE PARKING Wilson Parking is available at 155 George St in the Rocks. Enter via George St where the Cahill Expressway crosses over George Street. Enter before 9.30am and exit between 4-7pm on Monday-Friday for an early bird rate. Please check their website for more information.

Email: shreela.pradhan@ptc.nsw.edu.au
*include in subject line VADEA Conference 2012

Please note, as you can see from the program, numbers are strictly limited and participants will be registered on a first come first served basis. There will be no opportunity to change your workshop preferences after your registration forms are submitted. A receipt of payment, along with advice on Saturday workshops will be posted back to you. If we are unable to place you in your first or second preference for Saturday workshops, we will simply place you in the next available space. Participants can register for a one or two day attendance. Cheques made payable to VADEA Applications close Friday 27th April. Please contact Conference Administrators if you have any questions: vadeaconference@gmail.com.au

Friday 18 May
SESSION TIME 8.30 - 9.00 AM LOCATION MCA Main Foyer, Quayside MCA Galleries EVENT Arrival + Registration

9.00 - 10.00 AM

Museum Tour Join MCA Artist Educators for an exclusive viewing of the exhibition Volume One: MCA Collection. Discover key artworks, explore exhibition themes and learn about the possibilities offered by mobile digital interpretation for your next excursion. Creating Creativity What is creative learning? How does this differ from creativity? What role does creativity and learning play in a museum of contemporary art? Heather Robertson, MCA Head of Creative Learning, kicks off the program by challenging you to get out of the comfort of your conference seat and join in creating a creative environment. Through this presentation, Heather explores the question of creativity in the context of the MCA and proposes a range of ways of inspiring creativity through the new range of education experiences on offer through the National Centre for Creative Learning. Morning Tea Welcome VADEA Co-Presidents + the MCA Learning Coordinators. ARTISTS - Angela + Hossein Valamanesh Lunch ARTIST - Lindy Lee ARTIST - Brook Andrew Conclusion + Thanks

10.15 - 11.15 AM

Harbourside Room

11.15 - 11.45 AM 3 11.45 - 12.15 AM

Seminar Room, NCCL Harbourside Room

12.15 - 1.15 PM 1.15 - 2.15 PM

Harbourside Room Seminar Room, NCCL Harbourside Room Harbourside Room Harbourside Room

2.15 - 3.15 PM 3.15 - 4.15 PM

4.15 - 4.30 PM

Saturday 19 May
8.30 - 9.00 AM 1 A 9.00 - 10.00 AM

MCA Main Foyer, Quayside Veolia Lecture Theatre

Arrival + Registration 110 Update of the Visual Arts in the Australian Curriculum Discussion + questions. Artist Workshop - Emily Floyd Strategies for teaching students with special learning needs in art. Video Velocity Launch yourself into video art with this hands on workshop in the Digital Studio. Explore new technology, experiment with techniques and produce a video work in under an hour! Led by MCA Artist Educators. Cultivating Urban Ecologies. New art and design strategies for engagement of schools + communities, a showcase of the recent classroom practice of several high school art educators. Morning Tea 110 30 30 Artist Talk - Susan Norrie Artist Workshop - Agatha Gothe- Snape Creative Exchange - Get Inspired! MCA Teacher Council members + MCA Artist Educators share their favourite methods to stimulate students creativity. Short, informative 5 minute talks explore a variety of media + innovative approaches to art making. Bring a USB stick to collect + share resources! Led by MCA Artist Educators.

Creative Studio 1 & Jackson Bella Room


Digital Studio


Multimedia Studio


10.00 - 10.30 AM 2 A B C 10.30 - 11.30 AM

NCCL Foyer Veolia Lecture Theatre Creative Studio 1 Creative Studio 2

Multimedia Studio


Cultivating Urban Ecologies. New art and design strategies for engagement of schools + communities, a showcase of the recent classroom practice of several high school art educators. PTO for Sessions 3 - 5


TIME 11.40 - 12.40 PM

LOCATION Veolia Lecture Theatre


EVENT Virginia Mitchell, Head of Public Programs and


30 30

- Helen Eager

. Create professional quality monotypes using a range of techniques.

Digital Studio


Explore a variety of quick and easy ideas to animate forms and images. Create a short

12.40 - 1.40 PM

NCCL Foyer


1.45 - 2.45 PM

Veolia Lecture Theatre


Commissions, from studio to display. Emily Floyd + Hany Armanious.

MCA Galleries


Museum Tour

on Friday.


100 Mile Art Project Over 30 schools are involved in this Western Sydney project which is focusing on building curriculum from regional resources and issues such as the vision for Penrith The Future of Penrith: Penrith of the Future. Come see and hear how this project is connecting Visual Arts teachers.

D 5 2.45 - 3.15 PM

Digital Studio Please remain in Session 4 Room

30 Conference Idea Sharing, discussion and thanks.

Registration !!!

Surname: School/ Institution: Address: Are you a New Scheme Teacher: Are you a VADEA Member: Email: Mobile: Special Dietary Requirements:

Given Name:

Yes / No Yes / No

NSWIT Number: VADEA Member No: Fax:

Payment *VADEA Membership number must be quoted above to qualify for member rates
2 Day Attendance Teacher/ Academic Member Teacher/ Academic Non-member 1 Day Attendance Teacher/ Academic Member Teacher/ Academic Non-member Please circle day of attendance $ 230 $ 330 $ 130 $ 240 Concession/ Student Member Concession/ Student Non-Member $ 100 $ 140

Concession/ Student Member $ 50 Concession/ Student Non-Member $ 70 Friday 18th Saturday 19th

Please circle your 1st + 2nd preferences for workshops if attending Day 2 Saturday 19th. *Confirmation of your workshops will be sent with your receipt from the PTC.
SESSION 1st Preference 1 A B 2 A B 3 A B 4 A B C C C C D D D D 2nd Preference A A A A B B B B C C C C D D D D

Enclosed is my cheque for $________________ OR Debit $__________________from my credit card:

Mastercard Card Number Card Holders Name: Visa

Expiry Date: ........../........... Signature: Cheques made payable to VADEA. Closing date for applications 27th April.
The 2012 VADEA Conference is brought to you by the VADEA Conference Committee. Adjustments may be made to this program prior to the conference. Please check http://VADEA.org.au for updates.