An advocacy project by the Queensland Art Teachers Association in response to the implications of subject scaling and enrolment in Senior Visual Art. We’ve busted some of the common myths that students might hear around subject selection time in our animation, “Bobbi & S.A.L.T.A*: The value of studying Senior Visual Art”. See more on the Advocacy page.
We hope you will share this widely with your school communities and students to help them make informed subject choices.
These resources feature artists in their studios as they share their art practice and art-making approaches. Click the video thumbnail to open each video in Vimeo.
A descendant of the Ngugi people of Mulgumpin (Moreton Island) in the Quandamooka, Libby Harward creates artworks that break through the colonial overlay to connect with the cultural landscape, which always was, and always will be here. Dominique Chen is a Gamilaroi woman, and interdisciplinary artist and researcher, living on Yinibara Country in South East Queensland. She lectures within the Bachelor of CAIA, Griffith University, and is undertaking PhD research in the area of relational creative practice and urban-based Aboriginal food and medicine growing.
This video resource was captured during a member online artist workshop in August 2023.
Alice Lang is an Australian artist currently based in Los Angeles. Her cross-disciplinary art practice utilizes a variety of media such a ceramics and painting to examine how existing power structures disseminate and manifest within individual bodies and mass culture. Her work examines the way in which culture and context influence the meaning and value of text, objects and images and how this shifting relationship can be used to subvert dominant paradigms and reclaim space for female voices.
This video resource was captured during a member online artist workshop in May 2023.
YEAHYEAHCHLOE is a Korean-Australian artist currently based in Meanjin/Brisbane. She creates work as an extension of her own ongoing pursuit for belonging and connection, exploring how we are intimately entwined with the objects around us. 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.
This video resource was captured during a member online artist workshop in March 2023.
Bruce Reynolds is a Brisbane based artist whose practice responds to the urban environment using its materiality to evoke a dialogue between recent histories and the archaic. He has made trips to Bangladesh, China, Malta, and Rome to pursue the historic migration of ideas and forms linking Europe and Asia. In this workshop, Bruce demonstrates the process of creating a clay mould and caster a plaster frieze.
This video resource was captured during a member online artist workshop in October 2022.
Ken + Julia use the term dysbiotica to describe the imbalance of a living systems microbiota: that is the microorganisms fundamental to healthy functions, and suggest that this breakdown is systemic in the contemporary world: in humans, in coral reefs, and in numerous living creatures impacted by environmental toxins, habitat destruction and climate change. In this workshop and their art practice, the artists focus on new ways of rebuilding connections.
This video resource was captured during a member online artist workshop in August 2022.
Exploring and reinterpreting familiar architectural surrounds through a playful examination of formal approaches to two-dimensional and three-dimensional painting. This workshop will guide you through making processes that begin with digital photography, using an iPhone to capture compositions that are translated to digital and paper templates to inform three-dimensional paintings.
This video resource was captured during a member online artist workshop in June 2022.
Explore ‘hyperbolic geometry’ to make STEAM informed sculptures with artist Alison McDonald in her Townsville studio. Alison discusses her processes for collecting unconventional discarded materials en-masse to upcycle them into large-scale, public artworks using a range of sculpture techniques for joining and constructing.
This video resource was captured during a member online artist workshop in February 2022.
Join multidisciplinary artist Jody Graham from her studio in Marrickville, NSW for some hands-on art making. Learn about her practice, hear about her innovative approaches and latest works.
This video resource was captured during a member online artist workshop in October 2021.
Join artist Sophie Munns from her studio SeedART Lab in Brisbane, QLD. Learn about her practice, hear about her innovative approaches and latest works. Including:
This video resource was created in January 2021.