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The Tasmanian Art Teachers' Association provides art education advice, information and assistance to members. TATA advocates for the Visual Art education sector in relation to policy and curriculum development to build social capital through quality art education.



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TATA serves members who are specialist art teachers; educators who teach art; student art teachers and professionals engaged in art education.

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August 3rd, 4:11 pm

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Let's take a look at another fantastic workshop offering programmed for this weekend's Creativity and Changing Landscapes professional learning eventHalf Rubbish - Collaborative Abstract Collage with Dr Steven CarsonThe workshop will explore the use of combinations of post-use plastic offcuts, waste and ordinary materials, vinyl and adhesive tape to produce a large-scale collaborative collage work. Through piecing together fragments of salvaged material into large sheets, scrap is transformed into a hybrid ‘raw material’, from which new works can be formed, deconstructed, and reformed. This is an approach Steven uses within his own exhibition work and has recently incorporated into workshops for Pre-Kinder to Year 2 students. A bit about Steven: Dr Steven Carson has lectured in Sculpture and Installation since 1998 and is currently Graduate Research Coordinator and Studio Head – Sculpture and Time-based Media within the School of Creative Arts and Media, University of Tasmania. Steven’s research has focused on how ordinary and mundane materials can be used to visualise concepts of tension and trauma, through the use of intense, experimental fabrication processes.There are only seven registration places remaining for the CCL event! If you haven't yet registered, you can do so via the link in the comments attached to this post.Hadley's Art PrizeUniversity of TasmaniaArt Education Australia📷: 'Complex Agenda', 2020, Dr Steven Carson ... See MoreSee Less
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August 2nd, 8:38 pm

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#CCL2021 Hadley's Art Prize #5sleeps🎨❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
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August 2nd, 2:28 pm

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Happy Monday Tassie art teachers!Here's another workshop preview coming up this weekend in Hobart for Creativity and Changing Landscapes 2021Flotsam & Jetsam with Drs Jan Hogan and Annalise ReesThis workshop will explore cross overs between scientific and artistic methods for documenting and communicating experience. Activities will investigate visual, sensorial and poetic responses to flotsam and jetsam collected from the marine environment. Combining observational drawing, reflective writing and collage through material play each participant will create a page to contribute to a collaborative artist book. The workshop is developed from the practices of Dr Annalise Rees and Dr Jan Hogan who have worked in a wide range of marine environments. Jan Hogan is the Head of the Art Discipline and coordinator of the Drawing and Printmaking Studio at UTAS. Her research focus is on developing complex understandings of the environment. Through site-specific investigations, her work tests the boundaries of the drawing tradition in order to acknowledge the multiplicity of materials and organisms that share the same space.Dr Annalise Rees is a Tasmanian based visual artist, educator, curator and researcher focusing on place-based research. Working in the expanded field of drawing Rees’ work is often site responsive and utilises drawing-based methodologies for exploring connections between people and place. With interests that span art and science across terrestrial and marine contexts her practice foregrounds manual drawing and is frequently cross-disciplinary. Her collaborations have been diverse, working with marine scientists, choreographers, architects, professional fishers, social scientists and cartographers. ... See MoreSee Less
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NEW Teaching Resource: On Albatross Island

On Albatross Island drawings by Richard Wastell

Check out the "On Albatross Island" exhibition. This online gallery has been developed to accompany the On Albatross Island Education Kit.

The On Albatross Island Education Kit has been developed by art education specialists from the Tasmanian Art Teachers Association (TATA) in collaboration with Art Education Australia (AEA), and consultation with a range of education and cultural community and Arts industry stakeholders.

Professional Learning at MONA + Hadley's Art Prize RESOURCE 

Art Teachers from all over Tasmania participated in the MONA Professional Learning event in March 2018. Participants indulged in complex discussions about the current and future states of Arts Education in Tasmania and viewed exciting resources, such as: The Hadley's Art Prize Education Kit.

"Aligned with the Australian Curriculum, it has been developed by art education specialists in partnership with the Hadley’s Art Prize curator, and is endorsed by Art Education Australia, the peak national professional association that supports and promotes art education at all levels within Australia. Schools groups are encouraged to use the Education Kit and visit the finalists’ exhibition." - Hadley's Art Prize

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