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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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Artwork by Piper Newman
(Grade 10 Riverside High School)

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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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February 25th, 4:36 pm

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Attn: Tassie art teachers! 📢📢📢

Applications are closing soon (this Thursday, 27 Feb) for Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery's Hobart Current education program. Don't miss out on this opportunity to pair your secondary school class with an exciting contemporary artist exchange!

Details belowAttention Tasmanian secondary school teachers!

Expressions of interest are now open for classes in years 7 – 10 to be part of a fantastic education program.

Hobart Current is a new major biennial program that will nurture and showcase contemporary artists working across performance, music, film, design, visual art and literature.

The education program will pair classes with contemporary artists from Hobart Current, to embark on an exciting creative exchange during Terms 1 and 2 in 2020.

Applications close Thursday 27 February 2020. Find out more and apply at form.jotform.com/200229266712046
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February 19th, 7:35 am

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Here's a video of 30 artists experimenting and pushing their ideas with clay, further! <3 An up-beat way to start off your morning today. 🙂

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TATA Upcoming Events

MONA Excursion – PL 2020

March 27 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
655 Main Road
Berriedale, Hobart, Tasmania 7011 Australia
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The Tasmanian Art Teachers Association Inc. (TATA) invites members and non-members to a special event exploring the latest exhibition at MONA Simon Denny MINE. This is the latest exhibition at MONA. You can also enjoy the work of alternative artists from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. ‘Mona plays mineshaft in this new exhibition by New Zealand artist Simon Denny, revolving around mining as a reflection of hope and anxiety about the environment, technology, and development’. (https://mona.net.au/museum/exhibitions/mine#the-exhibition) After lunch, there will be a Q & A with an opportunity to discuss the exhibition and what is coming up next at MONA with the curatorial team. It is recommended that where possible you view the exhibition before the Q & A, but there will be time to revisit the show after this session. This special event represents a valuable Professional Learning opportunity for TATA members to engage with ideas and artworks and catch up with colleagues in an inspiring setting. WHEN: 1 - 3 pm, Friday March 27th WHERE: Museum of Old and New Art 655 Main Road, Berriedale Function room - Thanatos COST: Member $25 a head Non members $45 a head A drink and lunch will be provided on arrival, in the function room Thanatos REGISTER BY: Monday 23rd March

BONUS EVENTS: Registered participants are also invited to a TATA Open Classroom Event. An open classroom is where a school and their Visual Art staff invite teachers to view: the classroom and resources; a unit plan; lesson ideas; and to share pedagogy; assessment processes and procedures. WHEN: 9:30am - 10:30am, Friday March 27th WHERE: Elizabeth College Elizabeth Street, North Hobart COST: FREE REGISTER BY: Monday 23rd March ------------------------------------------------------------ WHEN: 11:00am - 12:00pm, Friday March 27th WHERE: The Friends' School 23 Commercial Road, North Hobart COST: FREE REGISTER BY: Monday 23rd March Check out the TATA Facebook page for more information.  

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

Keep an eye out for more PL opportunities via our website and Facebook page.


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