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

Emma Wright

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

 What is included in my ticket?

Your choice of the presentations listed in the program, morning tea and lunch, workshop art materials,  membership for the remainder of the year for non-members, downloadable workshop and presenter resources, and our wonderful QATA merchandise.

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.