QATACON 22 Starting Points

QATACON 22 Starting Points

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TAFE Queensland South Bank campus

66 Ernest Street

South Brisbane, QLD 4101


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The Queensland Art Teachers Association Annual State Conference 2022

About this event

QATACON 22 continues our successful conference program with even more opportunities to connect ideas, knowledge and practice. QATA exists because of the engagement and contribution of our members. Our primary goal is to connect arts educators, artists, galleries and industry.

Starting Points speaks to those creative sparks or inspirations that get our students moving in the direction of a resolved artwork. As well as featuring inspiring keynotes, and our usual suite of engaging artist workshops, we will unpack this theme, asking questions about:

  • how we encourage students to stop staring into space and start art-making?
  • how students start with stimulus and move on to art-making?
  • how students respond to First Nations artists in meaningful and appropriate ways?


Choose from the three day program or select one day to suit your needs.

Thursday 14 July - Join us at the Griffith University Art Museum for a curator led tour of work by American artist Jeff Gibson, followed with sparkling wine and cheese.

Friday 15 July - Collaborate and connect with colleagues to explore contemporary art practice and pedagogy, including a focus on the Australian curriculum and senior syllabus updates, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art in the classroom, Starting points showcase and networking opportunities. Join us in the evening for our social event.

Saturday 16 July - Start the day with keynote speaker Sally Smart followed by a great selection of ever popular hands-on professional development practical workshops.

VENUE: Southbank TAFE and Queensland College of Art.

Whether you are attending Thursday, Friday or Saturday or all days, you are also invited to join your colleagues for drinks and networking Friday 15 July from 4:45 - 7:00pm. 

During registration:

Include curriculum-related questions you would like answered by QCAA representatives during the Friday session.


Please nominate a colleague for Life Membership Award for Outstanding Service to Visual Art education in Qld.

This award is presented annually at the State Conference. The recipient will be recognised for his/her contribution to Visual Art Education in Queensland and receive life membership of QATA.

QATA members are encouraged to nominate potential recipients by considering the following criteria:

  • The recipient will have made a significant contribution to the advocacy of Visual Art Education in Queensland.
  • The recipient will be a role model within the profession.

An individual need only be nominated once to be considered. The number of nominations received per nominee bears no weight in their selection. 


Can I change my order after registration?

Yes you can. If you change your mind about your session or workshop selections, log back into Eventbrite and update your order. You will be able to change into other selections until they reach capacity.

How can I pay?

Preferred payment method is credit card or PayPal directly through Eventbrite.

Can I pay by invoice for my order?

If necessary, select pay by invoice during registration. Please note, invoices are manually processed by QATA volunteers. An invoice will be emailed to you but please allow a few days for processing.

I just bought a ticket. Where is my invoice as receipt of payment?

QATA is a non-profit association and is not registered for GST, so tax invoices are not issued in your confirmation email. We will process invoices as receipt of payment and email new registrations at the beginning of each week. Please be patient. Invoices are manually processed by QATA volunteers.

What is the refund policy?

Refunds are available up to 14 days before the event. 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, individual conference programs, session allocations and rooms will be provided. Please register on arrival.

Can I attend the gallery tour on Thursday night or the drinks and networking event on Friday evening if I am only attending on Saturday?

Yes, you can. Please rsvp for either event during registration. Both events are complimentary.

I've got more questions. Where can I find more information ?

See the conference page on the QATA website

Who do I contact if I need specific information about my registration?


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