The program will be available in term 1, 2023. 

Click the button below to view the 2022 program below as a taster. 

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ticket types and prices

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The theme of QATACON 2023 is Perspectives.

Perspectives are ways of looking. We gather impressions and understandings (of people, places, events, ideas, and emotions) based on our perspective – the position we are looking from, when we are looking, and the relationships we observe as we look.

When we talk about and use perspectives in the classroom, we encourage students to change the way they are looking to create a new or refined response. At QATACON 2023, we are exploring perspectives in more detail.

Join us in July 2023, as we discover how:

  • position can be physical or based on experience or ideologies, and our position or proximity to something affects our perspective
  • the point in time we are looking from affects our perspective too, for example, when we look backwards (into the past) we may apply a retrospective or nostalgic lens
  • aspects of something relate to one another and to the whole (relative perspective) allow us to make judgements, based on what we already know or feel
  • finding a new perspective can unlock creativity.

Want to be involved?

  • Create our hero image! We’re looking for a wonderfully skilled teacher/creator to make an artwork that says, ‘Perspectives’, to feature on the front of our program and across our communications. Featured artists receive a discounted ticket price and feature in our program.
  • Nominate to be part of our teacher showcase – an incredibly event where we hear from our subject-matter experts (you) about practical teaching methodology. Showcase teachers receive a discounted ticket price and this is a great opportunity to gather evidence towards Highly Accomplished or Lead Teacher certification.
  • Submit a middle-years (Years 5-9) student’s artwork to feature on the front of our QATACON 2023 tote bags (submissions open Term 1, 2023). The artwork must be made in the year of the conference. The student will receive a complimentary tote bag, and the teacher will be invited to present the associated learning activity.

Keep an eye out for more information and terms and conditions soon. Any other questions or comments? Send us an email, at [email protected]

We’ll be gathering a terrific group of artists, teachers and inspirational presenters to share multiple perspectives through art practice, pedagogy and new ways of working with curriculum.

We are so happy to be working again with the wonderful people and facilities at TAFE Qld Southbank and Griffith University – Qld College of Art.

We’ve listened to your feedback and will be introducing a practical session in the Friday program where you can collaborate and get to know the teachers in your region and we will try to squeeze a bit more time in the workshop sessions on Saturday.

You will also notice that we’ve moved our online ticketing and registrations over to Humanitix. While we can’t avoid ticketing fees for registration, we are pleased to support Humanitix which sends 100% of registration fees to charities that support disadvantaged kids around the world to access education. (It should also be a bit cheaper for you and your school budgets.)


TAFE Qld – Southbank Campus

Griffith University – Qld College of Art



Featured Artists & Presenters







Image: Joshua Morris

Watch this space.

We’ll let you know who is coming as artists and presenters confirm.

Bruce Reynolds

Cast relief sculpture

Kitty Horton

Mark-making with wet & dry media

Simon Roots

Experimental monoprinting

Lera Zavyalova

Photography special effects

Karen McCarthy-Wendijk & Lucinda Cancelleri

Wet felting for primary school

Charlene Turner

Digital print design

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

2023 ticket prices will be updated soon. The 2022 prices can be used as a guide for your school budget. 

Please note ticket prices are subject to registration fees of 2.5% + $0.50 per paid ticket.

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 Humanitix 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 directly through Humanitix.

Can I pay by invoice for my order?

Yes you can. Select pay by invoice during registration. An invoice will be emailed to you. Payment details will be included on the invoice and tickets will be confirmed and issued after payment is received. 

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.

An invoice will be issued in your confirmation email if you pay by credit card. 

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.

So many ways to be involved in 2023

Submit your student artwork to feature on the QATACON tote bag.

Entries are open to artworks created by students in years 5 to 9. Submissions open during term 1 2023.

Regional Teacher Bursary

If you teach outside of South East Queensland you can apply for this bursary. Recipients receive complimentary registration, travel and accommodation.

Design the hero image for QATACON 2023 using the theme Perspectives.

Open to all QATA members. You can see our previous program covers above.

Facilitate your regional cluster

We’ve got a special plan for cluster muster sessions in 2023. Get ready to collaborate, create and have some fun!

Clusterer Musterers receive discounted tickets.

Share in the Educator Showcase

The Showcase was one of the most popular sessions at QATACON22. In 2023, we will again be inviting teachers to share inspiration, approaches and resources for all year levels.

We are looking for:

  • primary, middle or senior visual art
  • learning activities, assessment, concepts or experiences
  • individual or small group presentations
  • relevant 10-15 minute presentations suitable or adaptable for all QATACON attendees.

The theme of QATACON 23 is ‘perspectives’. Please attempt to address this theme in your presentation proposal where possible. Showcase volunteers receive discounted QATACON 23 tickets.

Start thinking about what you would like to share.

Or if you already have an idea, click the button below to submit your presentation abstract and grab your place in the showcase.