Art Exhibition Opening Night - Sensations of Art-making: Triumphs, Torments and Risk-taking
Professional artist-teachers explore the shared sensations that drive their art production and that of their students’ - the enthused moments of inspiration, battles, frustrations, joys, risk-taking, experimentation and construction of meaning.
Master of Teaching (Secondary Art) graduates in their early teaching careers imaginatively and critically examine how their creative output increases their ability to mentor, stimulate and understand their students. A testament to the dual profession of artist-teachers, this exhibition features works across diverse mediums that emphasize process as well as the end product. The exhibition forms part of the Teacher as Art-maker Project (TAP) - a significant research initiative and international first for Visual Art Education, providing longitudinal data on teachers’ participation in art production, perceptions of quality of teaching, and expectations of retention in the profession.
TAP is administered by Dr. Wesley Imms and Purnima Ruanglertbutr, Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Exhibition dates: 4-15 October 2013.