AEV is the leading professional association that supports and represents visual arts based educators and the discipline across Victoria.


We foster and enrich learning and teaching experiences through the visual arts by providing resources, advocating on policy, curriculum, and programs, and providing opportunities for partnerships and relationships within the arts community.  AEV aims to promote and support high quality visual arts education as an essential component of a balanced curriculum for all students at all years of schooling in Victoria.

 Upcoming PD programs

 AEV Masterclass Series

Introduction to linocut printing with Bridget Hillebrand

Thursday 23 July, 9am - 3pm 

Silk Cut Lino Studio, Highett 


AEV Masterclass Series

Intermediate linocut printing using the V-board

Monday 24 August, 1pm-4pm

150 Palmerstion St, Carlton


2015 Art + Studio Arts Student Exam Preparation

Saturday 29 August, 9am - 4pm

The Dax Centre @ the University Melbourne

 AEV 2015 AGM

Our AGM was held on Monday 22 June at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA).

ACCA's Schools Education Manager Helen Berkemeier provided a fascinating and enjoyable teacher preview of Ryan Gander: READ ONLY and it was a great opportunity for all who attended to catch up with old acquaintances and network with new ones.

The evening also saw the election of the 2015-16 AEV Council - we said goodbye to some long-serving Council members and welcomed some new faces in their place. The newly-elected Council is excited about what the future holds for AEV, and thanks those who have departed for all of their hard work in the past.   

For an overview of AEV's activities and finances over the past year, the 2014-15 Annual Report and Treasurer's Report is available in the members' area.

VCAA news & updates

VCAA Information Session & consultation - VCE Studio Arts & Art

The VCE Art and Studio Arts study designs are under review. Drafts of VCE Art and Studio Arts will be available online in early June and consultation will occur through an online questionnaire.

AEV hosted a VCAA information session in Melbourne. VCAA Visual Arts Curriculum Manager Kathryn Hendy-Ekers provided the update. 

The consultation period for the changes ends on Friday 3 July.

A summary of the proposed changes and a link to the consultation questionaire is available here: Studio Arts and Art (under the heading 'Consultation').


AEV has begun to host regular Meetup groups that allow you to engage with interesting and relevant happenings around Melbourne, whilst also giving you the chance to network with and meet other art educators. It doesn't cost to join Meetup, you only need to pay to enter the gallery/event/exhibition and for the drink organised for afterwards! 

The upcoming Meetups are below. Click for more info and to RSVP:

C3 exhibition - Abbotsford Convent

Sunday 19 July. 3.30pm

1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford 3067

Gasbag at Gasworks

Sunday 9 Aug, 3.30pm

21 Graham St, Melbourne 3000

Attend the Yarra Valley Open Studios

Sunday 13 September, 8am (all-day event)

Yarra Valley, Victoria



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Upcoming book launch

By Hilary Senhanli
Thursday 16 July, 4.30pm @ Zart Student Gallery
FREE to attend, $900 of door prizes
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