About TATA

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Welcome

TATA encourages and promotes all facets of Art Education, providing a state focus for all such activity in Tasmania, with its council comprising a diverse range of art education specialists across all levels of Tasmanian education.

TATA serves members who teach art in both specialist and non-special capacities, student art teachers and professionals engaged in art education.


Contexts

TATA members operate over a range of contexts, including pre-school/preparatory, primary schools, secondary schools, private education providers, creative industries and related industries which engage within creative arts e.g. health, social and community services.

Role & Aims

Art education advice, information and assistance to members, advocacy for the education sector in relation to policy and curriculum development and assistance to our members to build social capital through quality art education. Contribute to the development of Arts Education and nourish connectivity and collegiality between our members.

Tasmanian Art Teachers are committed to the Reconciliation process. Through our ongoing work in art education, we acknowledge the original owners of the land upon which we learn, teach and create with our students. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future in our shared spaces of learning, teaching and creating


Governance


To find our more about our values, vision and directions for the future, visit our governance and strategic planning documents:

To learn more about the breadth and depth of TATA’s accomplishments and their advocacy campaigns, read our Annual Reports:

Advocacy & Achievements

TATA has at its heart a concern for the challenges encountered by those who teach and work in Art Education contexts in Tasmania, and a vested interest to support teaching and student learning in and through visual art.

  • TATA has achieved success in working to restore equitable Life Drawing opportunities for all college aged students in Tasmania.
  • We have also introduced the TATA Open Classroom initiative, which has seen several schools each year open their art departments to colleagues from different schools and sectors to engage in informal discussions around art teaching and sharing of practice.
  • Further to this, we have also created opportunities for our art teachers to celebrate engagement in arts practice through a suite of TATA curated professional art exhibitions.

Executive

COUNCIL

President:
Katie Wightman
Kings Meadows High School

Vice President:
Alicen Kaye
Launceston Church Grammar School

Secretary:
Cas Saunders
Riverside High School

Treasurer:
Brooke van Ruiswyk
Riverside High School

Miriam Berkery
The Friends School

Scott Cunningham
Newstead College

Carmel Dilger
Scotch Oakburn College

Jane Giblin
Elizabeth College

Sally Hulse
Ravenswood Heights Primary School

Lucy Laino
Scotch Oakburn College

Caitlin Love
University of Tasmania

Victoria Ryle
All That We Are - Connecting Communities through Creativity

Dr Abbey MacDonald
University of Tasmania 
(Immediate Past President for the 2017-2018)