Professional Learning events that are associated with the Access Artists project and the Parramatta Diocese Visual Arts Professional Learning Community will be featured here
Access Artists is an initiative of the Parramatta Diocese Visual Arts Professional Learning Community, 100 Mile Art. As Visual Arts educators in Western Sydney, we have been committed to providing professional learning opportunities that take advantage of resources offered by regional galleries, local institutions and agencies.
2018 Professional Learning Conference, Monday 19th March, 2018,
Creative Partnerships: Collaborative Practices in Art, Design and Art Education, Whitlam Institute, Western Sydney University, Parramatta South Campus, Rydalmere.
Presenters include Dr Michelle Catanzaro and Katrina Sandbach, Lecturers in Visual Communication, WSU, artist Jason Wing and artist and designer, Victoria Garcia, Visual Arts teachers, John Bawden, Lithgow High, Steve Lewis, St Dominic's College, Kingswood and Stevie Lee Lane, Catherine MacAuley, Westmead. There will also be a showcase of student work from the 2017 Access Artists projects.
Teachers in Parramatta Diocese can register using the Professional Learning portal on Oscar to Course No: 18292 using this link.
Previous Professional Learning events
Since 2011 we have run an annual conference day as well as range of collaborative workshops in schools. Below is a list of our annual conference days and speakers with the programs attached in links.
Establishing Visual Arts Learning Communities, Penrith Regional Gallery
Key speakers: Catherine O’Donnell, artist; Dr Karen Maras, Australian Catholic University; Karen King, Visual Arts teacher; Tim Williams, architect, Campement Urbain
iArt: Digital Technologies in Visual Arts Classrooms, Australian Catholic University
Key Speakers: Dr Karen Maras, Australian Catholic University; Sandy Edwards, Curator, Stills Gallery Sydney, Elspeth Grew and Sarah Eyles, Visual Arts teachers, Judith Blackall and Melinda Garcia, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Connecting Communities: Art in Western Sydney Parklands. Blacktown Arts Centre
Key Speakers: Ivan Morison, contemporary British artist and C3 West project artist; Anne Loxley, Curator, C3 West, Museum of Contemporary Art; Yolanda Gil, Manager Development and Strategy, Western Sydney Parklands; Karen King, Visual Arts teacher, Tim Williams, architect and Super Sydney coordinator, John Choi, architect,CHROFI, Phil Coxall, landscape architect, McGregor Coxall
City of Plenty: Social Engagement and Responsibility in Visual Arts , Penrith Regional Gallery
Key Speakers: Sarah Goffman, artist; Dr Lee-Anne Hall, Director, Penrith Regional Gallery; Luise Guest, Education and Research Manager, White Rabbit Gallery; Kathrine Kyriacou, Visual Arts Education lecturer, UNSW
Access Artists: Working with artists in Western Sydney, Penrith Regional Gallery
Key Speakers: Artists Bronwyn Berman, Catherine O’Donnell and Mehwish Iqbal. Visual Arts teachers from Bede Polding College, Caroline Chisholm College, Catherine MacAuley and Cerdon College
Illinois State University Exchange program
In addition to our professional learning program, we have also hosted visits from art educators from Illinois State University and run a professional learning programs for their visit.