Contemporary Art on the Road is a professional development program founded to bring artists, art educators and teachers together to exchange ideas, share creative experiences and explore contemporary art and culture. The program has been designed to introduce 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.
A presentation and hands-on workshop by Gertrude Studio Artist Kay Abude will form the second part of the program. This workshop will experiment with employing non-traditional materials to silk screen print onto paper. Replacing solvent based inks and water based inks traditionally used for silk screen printing. The aim of the workshop is to encourage participants to think about how alternative materials can be used for art-making and production.
To facilitate this online workshop Gertrude will send a Workshop Kit via Australia Post at least one week prior to the online session. The workshop kit will contain all materials needed to undertake the hands-on activity, printed resources and a special gift from us!
You will be emailed a link and instructions on how to access the workshop online, one week prior to the session. Should you have any concerns about accessibility, please do not hesitate to get in contact.
Kay Abude’s creative practice engages many different forms, including sculpture, installation, performance, photography and silk screen printing. Kay is fascinated with the nature of labour, with its economic, repetitive and somatic properties, and how work connects and separates us, taking so much of our time that it comes to define our lives. Recent exhibitions include the Megalo International Print Prize, Canberra, 2019; Castlemaine State Festival, Victoria, 2019; National Anthem, Buxton Contemporary, Melbourne, 2019; Wangaratta Contemporary Textiles Award, Victoria, 2019; For Love or Money, Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn Arts Centre, Hawthorn, 2019; Sunbury Cultural Commissions, Sunbury Art Gallery, Victoria, 2019; and State of the Union, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Parkville, 2018.
Contemporary Art on the Road is an initiative developed by Gertrude Contemporary in partnership with Monash University Museum of Art, the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority and three regional Victorian galleries: Castlemaine Art Museum, Horsham Regional Art Gallery and Shepparton Art Museum.
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.
Date: Tuesday 1 December 2020
Time: 1:30pm – 4:45pm
Cost: No cost*, bookings are essential.
*Please note this program is only available to Low SES Melbourne teachers. Please call Gertrude to check eligibility.
RSVP: Monday, 16 November 2020
Image | Courtesy of the artist
Siobhan Sloper, Gertrude Contemporary
Melissa Bedford, Monash University Museum of Art
Kathryn Hendy-Ekers, Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority
Kay Abude, Gertrude Studio Artist
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