Ben Quilty is an Australian painter known for his vibrant and broad brushstrokes. He has a Bachelor of Visual Arts from Sydney College of the Arts and has completed studies in Aboriginal history and culture at Monash University and a Bachelor of Visual Communication from the University of Western Sydney. Quilty is a renowned portrait artist and has won the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize in 2009 with a portrait of Jimmy Barnes, and the Archibald Prize in 2011 with a portrait of Margaret Olley. The Australian War Memorial commissioned Quilty as an official war artist in Afghanistan, and he also recently curated ‘Home: Drawings by Syrian Children’. His work is held in both state and private collections around Australia. For further information about the National Visual Art Education Conference held at the National Gallery of Australia from 21–23 January 2019 visit www.nga.gov.au/nvaec.