Thank you

Thank you to all NVAEC 2012 delegates and presenters for your participation in the conference and contributing to its success.

This website is a site for post conference publication. There will be two significant publications ensuing from this conference. Audio visual recordings of the key note speakers and other presentations will be published on this site as they become available.

Photographs taken by Mark Mohell at the conference Reception, held at the National Portrait Gallery, are available to all. We hope you enjoy them!

Conference survey

The National Gallery of Australia and the National Portrait Gallery would appreciate your feedback on the conference. Information gathered will be used for planning further conferences.

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Now online

The conference program is now available online in draft format. Please check back regularly for updates (updated 17 January).


Submit your NVAEC paper

Do you wish to publish your National Visual Arts Education Conference paper? There will be two significant publications ensuing from this conference. Both publications are being managed by Art Education Australia, and conference articles which are accepted for publication will appear in the prestigious AEA journal.

Trade exhibitors

Promote your education resources

The National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery of Australia offer interested traders an exciting opportunity to connect with visual arts educators from around Australia. Based in the national capital at the two premier national arts institutions, this conference will attract a diverse group of those interested in the place of art at the heart of learning in the nation. Trade tables are invited that promote quality resources and materials to support the wide range of needs and interests of visual art educators.


For further information

If you have any questions about the conference please contact the conference organisers via email or call the National Portrait Gallery Bookings Officer on 6102 7070 or email


During the conference attendees will have the option of a tour with educators, and free access to the exhibitions at the National Gallery of Australia and the National Portrait Gallery.


Sandro Botticelli The story of Virginia the Roman c.1500
tempera and gold on wood panel, Accademia Carrara, Bergamo


15th & 16th Century Italian Paintings from the Accademia Carrara, Bergamo

This unique exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia offers audiences an unparalleled chance to see Early and High Renaissance paintings by some of the greatest European artists. Raphael, Botticelli, Bellini and Titian are represented among an amazing gamut of talent and creative splendour. More than 70 works on canvas and panel will be on display, made between 1400 and 1600 by painters in northern and central Italy.


Eileen 1892, by Tom Roberts
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Purchased 1892

Impressions: Painting light and life

Impressions: Painting light and life presents portraits by, and of, artists at the heart of Australian impressionism including Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton and Frederick McCubbin. Featuring well-loved icons of late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century Australian art, as well as rarely-exhibited works drawn from public and private collections, the summer show offers a gorgeous glimpse into the world of a group of people to whom art was life itself.

The conference venues

The National Gallery of Australia and the National Portrait Gallery are located in the Parliamentary triangle in Canberra. This is approximately a 30 minute walk from the City Centre on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin. The National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery are linked with a footbridge for easy access between the two sites.

Venu location map

Visit information for the NGA and NPG.