Call for Papers

National Visual Art Education Conference 2014

Connecting Classrooms, Curriculum & Collections


21 - 23 January 2014


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Call for papers

The call for papers is now open. Please check the Guidelines for conference call for papers before submitting your abstract. All submissions must also include an Papers submission form . Submissions close on Friday 8 November. Notifications to speakers will be made by Monday 18 November. Submissions should be emailed to

Presentation types

The conference program features invited key note speakers and parallel streamed sessions. Presentations can be made in the following formats.


This is a 20 minute speaker presentation followed by 5 minutes of questions and answers.

All sessions are chaired. The chair’s role is to introduce the presenter and keep the presentation within the time limit.

We recommend against reading entire papers, and suggest you provide handouts and visual supports, such as PowerPoint, to assist delivery. Multiple-authored presentations are welcome.


Participants need to take initiative in conceiving and designing the session. This is an opportunity to present a 10 minute digital projection (still and /or moving image with sound) that showcases process, work in progress, student work or aspects of teaching and learning. Format requirements are either PowerPoint sequence (with or without sound) or moving image files (.mov, .avi, .mpeg, .wmv). A session will include 5 or 6 showcases grouped thematically. Presenters will not speak to the work until the 15 minute chaired question and answer period at the end of the session.

Please note that the time limit will be strictly adhered to.

Submission process:

Submissions close on Friday 8 November. Notifications to speakers will be made by Monday 18 November. All submissions will be reviewed by conference organisers, who are staff from the National Gallery of Australia Learning and Access Department.