Creative Connections

Creative Connections - Session 30

Topic: Authentic and engaging artist-led education programs

Date: 10 July 2020

Time: 11am

Guest’s clan and/or language groups: Tom Readett - Ngarrindjeri and Arrente peoples

Location of guest panelist: Tom Readett - Gaurna (Adelaide)

Location of host: Ian RT Colless - Eora, Gadigal, (Sydney)

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Guest panelist: 

Tom Readett, Tarnanthi, Art Gallery of South AustraliaThomas Readett is an Established Artist from Adelaide, South Australia also working as Tarnanthi, Education Officer at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Thomas has been a drawer his entire life ever since he was a child, wanting to further his career as a professional artist he enrolled into Adelaide Central School of Art in 2011, and it was then he began painting. This is now one of his main practices.

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About this episode

How can artists and organisations develop and produce authentic and engaging education programs for children and young adults?

Now more than ever; artists, organisations and institutions are developing educational material and programs for schools and young people in a digital space. This session will discuss the role and value of artists and collections for education, and how we might use artists as the starting point for learning and engagement with the arts to develop education programs and work with educators.

The session, hosted by Education Officer for Tarnanthi (AGSA), Tom Readett will unpack how educators and organisations can create meaningful engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and collections authentically and appropriately.

About the series

Creative Connections is an online webinar series for the cultural and arts sectors and will offer practical, accessible and useful content delivered by industry experts on key topics and emerging themes.

The series is focused around the theme of adaptation, and sessions will explore digital adaptation, leadership adaptation and arts practice adaptation. Sessions will be facilitated by experts in specific topic areas, with over thirty sessions available.

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