ART created by graduating visual arts students is on show this week as part of a partnership project between Edith Cowan University (ECU) and the University of Melbourne.
The ‘Resolutions – Creating Liminal Spaces’ exhibition is part of the Teacher Artmaker Project (TAP).
TAP is a research project that measures artist-teacher identity over time, and offers the opportunity for teachers to display their work.
Visual arts secondary education co-ordinator Julia Morris said ECU was taking part in the project for the first time this year, and the University of Melbourne had been running it for the past six years.
Dr Morris said the inaugural ECU exhibition included work from eight students and four staff members.
“It features work from our group of graduating visual arts teachers,” she said.
Dr Morris said the project looked at how early career artists developed their identity and how that influenced their teaching.
“As part of it, what they are finding is that teachers who create art are more likely to remain teachers,” she said.
The exhibition is expected to grow each year, with the graduating teachers invited back to display their art alongside students.
Dr Morris said the theme for the exhibition came out of data collected in the Melbourne project last year.
“It’s a fantastic link up for our teachers to really explore this idea of becoming an artist teacher,” she said.
Both the Perth and Melbourne spaces are connected via video link that can be viewed in the gallery space this week.
What: Resolutions – Creating Liminal Spaces exhibition
Who: ECU graduating visual arts teacher
Where: Building 1, ECU Joondalup
When: 8.30am-4pm daily until November 12