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Entangled: Art and the Tasmanian Primary School


Academy Gallery Exhibition

Start Date

Aug 23, 2017 5:30 pm

End Date

Sept 22, 2017 5:00 pm


Academy Gallery, Inveresk

Image credit: Jasmine McKimmie, Grade 6, St Marys District School

Exhibition opening guest speaker: Alderman Danny Gibson, City of Launceston
Exhibition curators: Dr Abbey MacDonald & Dr Malcom Bywaters
Exhibition opening: 5.30 – 7pm Wednesday 23 August
Exhibition artists: Primary students from Launceston Church Grammar School, Scotch Oakburn College, St Marys District School, Trevallyn Primary School, Ravenswood Heights Primary School
Exhibition dates: 24 August – 22 September

Entangled explores a need identified within national research and the Tasmanian Art Teachers Association (TATA) to better support primary teachers to enact The Australian Curriculum: The Arts. Within this project, Tasmanian primary teachers and their students were mentored by a specialist art teacher to undertake an art inquiry for exhibition. The art inquiries showcase the explorations of community based topics and issues of concern undertaken in alignment with the existing primary school learning programs. Formative and summative evaluations of the mentors' and teachers' experiences will enable the researchers to identify challenges Tasmanian primary teachers encounter in enacting curriculum change, and articulate the implications these challenges pose for pedagogical transformation and student learning in visual art. The artworks shown in Entangled derive from a pilot investigation that has sought to establish how primary teachers can be best supported to enact curriculum change and deliver authentic visual art learning experiences in Tasmania.

Entangled is presented as part of the Academy Gallery Active Research Program. The Academy Gallery Active Research Program aims to exhibit the research undertaken by the University of Tasmania as a global educational provider.

Entangled is supported by a University of Tasmania Teaching Development Grant.

Entangled is presented by the Academy Gallery as part of the Junior Academy Program in partnership with the Tasmanian Art Teaches Association and Art Education Australia (AEA).

See a talk by the exhibition curators at a special Arts Forum - Entangled on 20 September at 4.30-5.30pm.

Image credit: Jasmine McKimmie, Grade 6, St Marys District School

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