Term 1 news

Lots of dates for your calendar. Read on…

Notice of Annual General Meeting

SUNDAY| February 12 2023


Join us for the QATA 2023 AGM at Old Government House, QUT Gardens Point, followed by an artist’s talk and private tour of Mona Ryder’s exhibition Minefield at QUT Art Museum.

Darling Downs South West Cluster & Networking Meeting

THURSDAY | February 9 4:00-5:30pm
Toowoomba State High (Mt Lofty)

Click here to register

Mona Ryder in her studio surrounded by various works, 2022. Courtesy of the artist. Photography by Louis Lim.
Mona Ryder in her studio surrounded by various works, 2022. Courtesy of the artist. Photography by Louis Lim.

Minefield: The Art of Mona Ryder

8 November 2022 – 26 February 2023
QUT Art Museum


Stefan Dunlop Artist Run Workshop for Art Teachers in North Coast Cluster/ Sunshine Coast

MONDAY  | February 27


Stefan Dunlop’s Studio – Unit 7, 38 Lysaght Street, Coolum Beach

In conjunction with Stefan’s artwork featuring in the Latest and Greatest at the Caloundra Regional Art Gallery during Feb 2023.


WEDNESDAY| March 1 2023

4.30-6.00pm | ONLINE WORKSHOP

Born in Daegu, South Korea and raised in regional NSW – Australia, YEAHYEAHCHLOE creates work as an extension of her own ongoing pursuit for belonging and connection. She explores how we are intimately entwined with the objects around us and how these can connect us, helping us develop our sense of self.

YEAHYEAHCHLOE’s signature aesthetic uses clean lines and flat colours (reminiscent of the 90’s cartoons that she grew up with as a kid) to create works across digital, painting, sculpture and installation. She is constantly playing with the space between digital and physical.

Read more about Chloe’s work

In the Studio recordings

Did you know that all of our previous In the Studio workshop recordings are available exclusively for members?  Log in and head over to the Members Only Resources page for the links and password. You will find videos featuring:

  • Bruce Reynolds
  • Ken + Julia Yonetani
  • Petalia Humphreys
  • Jody Graham
  • Alison McDonald
  • Sophie Munns


We appreciate your attendance at the AGM to ensure transparent management and continuation of QATA.

We promise you will not be pressured into taking on a role, but now is a great time if you are interested in being more involved in QATA!

At the AGM, all roles will be declared vacant. Being a part of the QATA Executive Committee is a great opportunity to contribute to Visual Art education in Queensland and the advocacy, advice, professional development, networking and opportunities for engagement that QATA provides.  We would love to expand the Executive Committee with new members and roles. If you’ve ever thought you would like to be involved, this is your chance!

The QATA Executive team is currently made up of:

Vice President
Conference Director
Membership Officer
Professional Development Coordinator
Communications Officer
Resources Coordinator
Primary Coordinator

You can apply for any of these roles, or perhaps a role you think would assist us to achieve our goals, e.g. Regional Cluster Coordinator 😉

These position will commence at the 2022-23 AGM, 12 February.


  • join a thriving executive to program exciting activities
  • have your voice heard as an advocate for arts education across Queensland
  • complementary QATA membership during your term of appointment 
  • gain experience towards your application for lead teacher or other professional goals
  • network with teachers, artists and industry professionals, opening employment opportunities
  • probably meet your new best friends.

The roles require:

  • an understanding of who QATA is, and why we exist (and also an alignment with our vision)
  • approximately two to three hours of work a month
  • attendance and contribution to a monthly executive meeting (usually online)
  • a commitment to the success of QATACON (hours of work significantly increase immediately before, during and after the conference).

Exiting officers will complete a thorough handover and be available for support as you learn the ropes. Please don’t feel daunted, and shoot any questions to [email protected] or feel free to request a phone call for a chat.

Click here to view comprehensive role descriptions  for  all positions. If you would like to nominate for this position or any other, please click the button below to submit your nomination. Nominations can be received anytime up to Wednesday 12 February. 

QATA in the Press

Two recently published articles written by QATA VP Bethany Loveridge.

A whole-brain education
(Education Australia, see pages 20-21)
This article discusses how the arts provide a ‘whole brain’ educational experience, enabling and strengthening the production of new knowledge, innovation and influence, for a brighter future for Australia. Read the article

(The Bursar, see pages 14-15)
Inspired by learnings from QATACON ’22 (themed Starting Points), this article shares some of the many ways Queensland art teachers are encouraging their students to stop pencil-twirling and get started. Read the article


Planning is underway. Lock in your dates now!
Thursday 13, Friday 14, Saturday 15 July.

We have plenty of ways for members to be involved in QATACON this year. You can:

  • create the QATACON hero image to feature on the program and marketing
  • nominate a student artwork for the QATACON  tote bag
  • share in the Educator Showcase
  • apply for the Regional Teacher Bursary
  • Facilitate your regional cluster


Current QATA membership expires February 28. We will send you a reminder when your membership is due for renewal.

Institutional Membership, best suited to schools with 3-5 art staff, is our most popular membership level. We will ask you to add names and emails of Sponsored members when you register. However Sponsored members must use the discount code and complete their own registration process to receive member benefits. We’ll also send them a reminder.

As a QATA member, you have access to member workshops, downloadable resources and videos, plus you can share content with other members through the Downloads page. You can access your current and past invoices, edit your profile and change your password on your Membership Account page. One member registers as the Institutional member and adds up to 4 Institutional Sponsored members during checkout.


Here at QATA, we love to encourage members to share teaching and learning resources for other members to use.

Where is the best place to do this?
On the Downloads page of course.

Did you know, there are some great resources here already that members have exclusive access to. And you can search and filter the selection to find relevant resources.

Any member can do it!

Other Professional Development opportunities

Educator Briefing: Industry Practice in the Visual Arts Classroom

WEDNESDAY | 1 February 2023 (via Zoom)

3:00 – 3:45pm AEST Brisbane

This free Educator Briefing will introduce Visual Arts educators to NAVA’s new Code of Practice for Visual Arts, Craft and Design and our new learning program for secondary schools in 2023.

Certificates of attendance provided – linked to AITSL Standards 3.4 and 6.1.

QCAA Events: Years 7–10 Australian Curriculum: The Arts v9.0 — Familiarisation and planning

Attention junior secondary teachers.  This term QCAA are holding in-person workshops to support you to use the Years 7–10 Australian Curriculum v9.0 across learning areas.
With a focus on familiarisation and planning, these one-day events will be held at venues across Queensland from February.
Arts events are being offered in Toowoomba, Wide Bay, Rockhampton, Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Ipswich.

Institute of Modern Art

Download the IMA Education Calendar for 2023


Explore the world of Pop Art through Gallery tours, student workshops, teacher workshops and PD programs.