Contemporary Art On The Road with Elyas Alavi (Glasshouse)
In 2023, CAOTR will present five workshops, in conjunction with educators from three regional galleries: Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Castlemaine Art Museum and Shepparton Art Museum. The program will also present with Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA).
The first part of the program consists of formal presentations by educators from Gertrude, Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) and the host organisations. This will include a presentation by Kathryn Hendy-Ekers, Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. A presentation and hands-on workshop by a current Gertrude Studio Artist will form the second part of the program.
Elyas Alavi will lead a workshop using remnant materials and text fragments to develop a poetic narrative exploring the concept of home. Expressed in poetry, painting, installation, performance and moving image, Alavi’s practice examines themes of identity and representation through the complex intersections of race, displacement, gender, and sexuality. More specifically, his work explores complex histories in the Greater Middle East region. Alavi has exhibited nationally and internationally and has published three poetry books in Afghanistan and Iran. He graduated with a Master of Visual Arts from the University of South Australia in 2016 and a Master of Fine Arts at Chelsea College of Arts, University of London. He is the recipient of the 2019 Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship.
Presenters: Kathryn Hendy-Ekers, Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority; Melissa Bedford, Monash University Museum of Art; Sharon Flynn, Gertrude; and representatives from the partnering galleries and museums.
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Please note this program is available to regional and Low SES Victorian teachers as a priority. There is no cost for involvement however bookings are essential. Please call Gertrude to check eligibility.
Contemporary Art on the Road is an initiative developed by Gertrude Contemporary in partnership with Monash University Museum of Art and the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority.
Contemporary Art on the Road is funded by the Department of Education and Training Victoria through the Strategic Partnerships Program (SPP).
This professional learning program addresses the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:
2.1 - Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area (Visual Arts)
3.1 - Establish challenging learning goals
3.2 - Plan, structure and sequence learning programs
6.2 - Engage in professional learning and improve practice
6.3 - Engage with colleagues and improve practice
7.4 - Understand the role of external professional and community representatives in broadening teachers’
professional knowledge and practice.
Shepparton Art Museum
530 Wyndham Street, Shepparton VIC 3630