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QATACON 23 Perspectives

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Are you registering for other people? There are quite a few options to select during registration. Please make sure you have all attendees' preferences before starting. (See the official QATACON program selection guide.)

QATACON 23 Perspectives
 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.

Perspectives are ways of looking. We gather impressions and understandings (of people, places, events, ideas, and emotions) based on our perspective – the position we are looking from, when we are looking, and the relationships we observe as we look.

When we talk about and use perspectives in the classroom, we encourage students to change the way they are looking to create a new or refined response. At QATACON 2023, we are exploring perspectives in more detail.

Join us in July 2023, as we discover how:

  • position can be physical or based on experience or ideologies, and our position or proximity to something affects our perspective
  • the point in time we are looking from affects our perspective too, for example, when we look backwards (into the past) we may apply a retrospective or nostalgic lens
  • aspects of something relate to one another and to the whole (relative perspective) allow us to make judgements, based on what we already know or feel
  • finding a new perspective can unlock creativity.


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

Thursday 14 July - Join us at the Institute of Modern Art (IMA) to see The Churchie Emerging Art Prize 2023 and an artist-led tour You'll Know It When You Feel It with Raphaela Rosella. This is a ticketed event and includes food, one drink and a cash bar for additional drinks. Make sure you selected this add-on before entering your details. We can also send an invoice later if you prefer.

Friday 15 July - Collaborate and connect with colleagues to explore contemporary art practice with keynote speaker, Dr Lindy Lee, updates on the Australian curriculum and Senior syllabuses, the Educator showcase and a special Art-challenge Cluster session. 

Join us in the evening for our social event at The Burrow, West End. Food, drinks, fun and the announcement of the QATA Life Membership Award for Outstanding Service to Visual Art Education in Qld.

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

VENUES: IMA, Fortitude Valley; Southbank TAFE and Queensland College of Art, Southbank.

No matter how many days you are attending QATACON23, you are also invited to join your colleagues at the evening events on Thursday 13 July at IMA and Friday 14 July at The Burrow. 

During registration:

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. 


What is included in my ticket?

Your choice of the presentations listed in the program, morning tea and lunch, workshop art materials,  membership for the remainder of the year for non-members, downloadable workshop and presenter resources, and our wonderful QATA merchandise.

Please note ticket prices are subject to registration fees of 2.5% + $0.50 per paid ticket. We use Humanitix for ticket registration who donate ticketing fees to education charities.

Can I change my order after registration?

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

Who can purchase member tickets?

Member tickets are for current financial QATA Institutional, Institutional sponsored or Individual members.

Who can purchase regional member or regional non-member tickets?

You can purchase a regional ticket if you live or work more than 70km from the Brisbane CBD. We know you need to travel to get to QATACON and we want to help you out as much as we can.

How can I pay?

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

Can I pay by invoice for my order?

If necessary, select pay by invoice during registration. You will receive an invoice from Humanitix with bank details for payment within 14 days. After payment is received, your ticket will be marked as paid and tickets will be emailed to each attendee. Please be patient. Invoices are manually processed by QATA volunteers.

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. You will receive a confirmation email from Humanitix. Please check your junk folders if you can't find it.

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 event at IMA on Thursday night or the drinks and networking event on Friday evening if I am only attending on Saturday?

Yes, you can and we hope you will! Please rsvp for either event during registration. Thursday is a ticketed event and Friday is complimentary.

Why are some of the workshop choices unavailable when I register in Humanitix?

Workshops have capacity of between 15-25 participants depending on the room capicity, material use or presenter preferences. Some workshops have filled and will be unavailable.  But don't worry, all of the remaining choices are just as valuable. Be sure to check both morning and afternoon sessions as most are offered twice and one or the other may not be full.

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

See the QATACON23 page on the QATA website.

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

Email qata@qata.qld.edu.au

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