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Contemporary Art on the Road is a professional development program founded to bring artists, art educators and regional teachers together to exchange ideas, share creative experiences and explore contemporary art and culture. The program has been designed to introduce regional teachers to a range of hands-on, expertly designed strategies and resources for teaching contemporary art in their classroom.

The first part of the program consists of formal presentations by educators from Gertrude Contemporary, Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) and the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA). It will provide insights and enable deeper knowledge of contemporary arts, art practices and exhibitions. The morning session will also provide an opportunity for teachers to discuss and share ideas about contemporary art in relation to the Victorian Curriculum.

A presentation and hands-on workshop by Gertrude Studio Artist Isadora Vaughan will form the second part of the program. Isadora will lead a workshop into the experimentation of material technologies, considering the basic physical and chemical properties of materials, and push the boundaries of materials that are processed for specific applications. This sculptural workshop will use beeswax to create objects cast from clay moulds.

Image: Isadora Vaughan, Gaia Not The Goddess, 2019, installation view at Heide Museum of Modern Art. Courtesy of the artist and Station, Melbourne.


Gertrude Contemporary
21-31 High Street, Preston South, VIC 3072

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