Thursday 14 + Friday 15 + Saturday 16 July, 2022


We are pleased to present our QATACON 2022 program.
Participants may update preferences after registration if spaces are available.

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ticket types and prices

The theme of QATACON 2022 is Starting Points, which speaks to those creative sparks or inspirations that get our students moving in the direction of a resolved artwork. As well as featuring inspiring keynotes, and our usual suite of engaging artist workshops, we will unpack this theme, asking questions about:

  • how we encourage students to stop staring into space and start art-making?
  • how students start with stimulus and move on to art-making?
  • how students respond to First Nations artists in meaningful and appropriate ways?


TAFE Qld – Southbank Campus

Griffith University – Qld College of Art


Featured Artists & Presenters

Dr Ali Bezer

Kim Herringe

Catherine Large

Dr Carol McGregor

Nicola Moss

Karen McCarthy-Wendijk

Lucinda Cancelleri

Jody Graham

Dr Amy Carkeek

Dr Simon Degroot

Dr Sally Molloy

Louise Meuwissen

Justene Williams

Dr Bill Platz

Dr Natalya Hughes

Carolyn V Watson

John Honeywill

Dr Cathryn Lloyd

2 day Metropolitan member$275
2 day Metropolitan non-member$325
2 day Regional member$215
2 day Regional non-member$265
2 day Tertiary student$205
1 day Metropolitan member$175
1 day Metropolitan non-member$225
1 day Regional member$115
1 day Regional non-member$165
1 day Tertiary student$105

2022 Ticket types, prices & FAQs

Can I change my order after registration?

Yes you can. If you change your mind about your session or workshop selections, log back into Eventbrite and update your order. You will be able to change into other selections until they reach capacity.

How can I pay?

Preferred payment method is credit card or PayPal directly through Eventbrite.

Can I pay by invoice for my order?

If necessary, select pay by invoice during registration. Please note, invoices are manually processed by QATA volunteers. An invoice will be emailed to you but please allow a few days for processing.

I just bought a ticket. Where is my invoice as receipt of payment?

QATA is a non-profit association and is not registered for GST, so tax invoices are not issued in your confirmation email. We will process invoices as receipt of payment and email new payments at the beginning of each week. Please be patient. Invoices are manually processed by QATA volunteers.

What is the refund policy?

Refunds are available up to 14 days before the event. 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, individual conference programs, session allocations and rooms will be provided. Please register on arrival.

Can I attend the gallery tour on Thursday night or the drinks and networking event on Friday evening if I am only attending on Saturday?

Yes, you can. Please rsvp for either event during registration. Both events are complimentary.

Get involved

Tote Bag competition winner

Congratulations to Jaelene Durrand from Ravenshoe State School.

Regional Teacher Bursary recipient:

Congratulations to Kerri Christopher from Winton State School.

Design the hero image for QATACON 2022 using the theme Starting Points.

Thank you to all who entered artworks for QATACON this year.
Congratulations to Andrew Peachey. Andrew’s artwork Dissolve IV was selected to feature on our QATACON22 program.

Do you have what it takes to muster your cluster?

 QATA is for all visual art teachers and we’re always working on ways to reach our rural and remote members more effectively. We want to share the love! 

We’re looking for volunteers (Cluster Musterers) to lead a dedicated cluster networking session at this year’s conference, QATACON 2022. 

What is a Cluster Musterer?

Cluster Mustering is our title for an opportunity to develop your leadership skills, get to know kindred spirits, contribute to your organisation, feel good about yourself and strengthen a HALT application. We know there are heaps of great people in QATA all over the state and we’d love to see you involved. We need Metro Musterers too.

How it will work:

  • Conference delegates from each Queensland region will come together for a session on day 1 of QATACON 2022 (Friday 15 July) to meet each other, plot and plan how QATA can best support them during the coming year. 
  • Each group will have two volunteer leaders (that’s you) and a QATA executive member to get the ball rolling. This is an opportunity for members to activate and contribute to their visual art professional community.

Your commitment to QATA: 

  • Attend an online training webinar prior to the conference to understand:
    • your role in the session
    • how QATA events and PD opportunities work
    • how QATA can support all members.
  • In partnership with your co-musterer, you will be responsible for developing the structure of your session, leading it and reporting back to QATA with outcomes.  
  • It’s up to the cluster to continue mustering after QATACON. You might decide to be the cluster coordinator or find other members in your cluster who also want to assist. It’s up to you and your cluster. 

What’s in it for you?

  • A 10% discount off your QATACON2022 registration fee 
  • Leadership evidence and practice – a certificate for your CPD
  • Experience – great for your CV!
  • Meet colleagues in your region and grow your own professional network
  • Warm, fuzzy feelings

Are you up for it?