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AEV online resources

Connect to VCAA VCE Advice


Learning in a Visual Age: The critical importance of Visual Arts Education - published by the US professional association of art educators, NAEA.

Why Asia?

Resources, Networks and Supports for art educators from the AEV Conference.

Art Education Advocacy and Policy Development

The following two position papers have been written by the Tertiary Art Education Group of Victoria (TAEV), a sub-group of Art Education Victoria (AEV) for the purpose of art education advocacy.

The papers have been endorsed by the Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS), the Executive of the Australian Institute of Art Education (AIAE) and the Council of Art Education Victoria (AEV).

Available in the AEV members' area, they are published here for art teachers and other educators to use for art education advocacy and policy development within schools, regions and beyond. Copying of the papers is permitted for these educational purposes as long as acknowledgement of the authoring group is included.

Access these two resources in the AEV Members' Area.

  • Quality art teaching: What high quality art teachers know and do
  • Art Education and Contemporary Culture

crossing boundaries

Crossing Boundaries: Education Activities - Visual Art Teacher's Guide


pptVCE Studio Arts Exam Preparation: a power point presentation (prepared for the 2001 exam)


pptCrayons to Careers: PowerPoint presentation.


Copyright and VCE Media, Art, Studio Arts, Visual Communication and Design


Are you interested in an Art career?


Venice Biennale 2007 Australia .10 June - 21 November 2007

Download the free Education Resource Kit, suitable for teachers of Year 9 - 12 students, published by The Australian Council for the Arts.


Material available at VCAA

Art Education Victoria has compiled a page of links to curriculum resources, examinations and standards developed for schools in Victoria, Australia, available through the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority.


Indigenous Resources

Art Education Victoria is developing a number of indigenous art education resources, many of which are listed here. We also include links to resources available elsewhere.

In August 2002 Art Education Victoria members presented Crosscurrents: Western based art education is at a cross roads with indigenous culture, at the InSEA World Congress New York. pptThe accompanying slide presentation is available here.

Indigenous Australian Art Today: Themes and Issues - 2003. A bibliography of Indigenous Australian Art resources compiled by Dr Christine Nicholls. Dr Nicholls has graciously allowed AEV to publish the bibliography as a resource in our members only area.


Aboriginal Art Online
Land & Culture, Art & Artists, Regions & Communities, Forum & Comment

National Museum of Australia
Excellent notes for teachers
Australian Museum Sydney
The Role of Storytelling, Dreaming or Dreamtime, Custodianship, Secret/Sacred Stories, Copyright Issues, Story List.
This site has 25 Creation Stories

National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)
Link to Indigenous artists, organisations and retail outlets.

varcValuing Art, Respecting Culture: Protocols for working with the Australian Indigenous Visual Arts and Craft Sector
Mellor, D &Janke, T
National Association for the Visual Arts Ltd, NSW, 2001. ISBN 0 9585 474 0 8

Part 1 provides a brief overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural environments in Australia and comments on the development of the Indigenous visual arts sector over the past few decades. Part 2 provides protocols guidelines. This is an invaluable teacher resource.

To access this document on the web as a PDF go to:

Or go to:
Click on 'Practical Advice' at the top of the home page, then in the left column click on 'Indigenous Visual Arts Protocols'
The complete document may be downloaded or just the summaries.

The Koorie Heritage Trust
Extensive site with links to numerous Indigenous organisations and issues
Good site with extensive list of links.

Gallery Gondwana Fine Art
Commercial gallery Alice Springs – Artists of the Central Desert

Other useful indigenous art reference material

  Aboriginal Art and the Dreaming – Teaching about Aboriginal art, craft and design in secondary schools
Department for Education and Children’s Services, South Australia, Hyde Park Press Pty Ltd, South Australia, 1994.
Caruana, W Aboriginal Art
Thames and Hudson, Singapore, 1993.
Crumlin,R.ed Aboriginal Art and Spirituality
Collins Dove, Victoria, 1991.
Janke, T. Indigenous Visual Arts and Craft Sector
National Association for the Visual Arts Ltd, NSW, 2001
Kleinert & Neale (eds) The Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture
Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Victoria, 2000.
McCulloch, S Contemporary Aboriginal Art – A guide to the rebirth of an ancient culture
Allen & Unwin, NSW, 1999.
Singh, S. et al Aboriginal Australia and the Torres Strait Islands – Guide to Indigenous Australia
Lonely Planet Publications Pty Ltd, Footscray, Victoria, 2001.



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