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Creative Arts masterclass

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This full-day masterclass for teachers of Creative Arts will focus on promoting creative approaches to the arts as well as providing new perspectives on pedagogical and assessment practice.

The Creative Arts Masterclass, held during the 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, features a keynote presentation from Dr Lisa Slade, Assistant Director, Artistic Programs at the Art Gallery of South Australia, and workshops with Leigh Robb, Curator of the 2020 Adelaide Biennial: Monster Theatres, and James Dodd, innovative artist and educator.

Creative Arts Masterclass.

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When, where, and book tickets

Friday 6 March 2020
8.30 am – 4 pm

Radford Auditorium, Art Gallery of South Australia
North Terrace, Adelaide

Tickets $140.00

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What will I learn?

Discover innovative strategies for programming your course and inspiring authentic student-artists

Enrich your teaching skills and practice and deepen your knowledge of the Creative Arts.

Collaborate with renowned artists, colleagues and experienced teachers to ignite your pedagogy and develop innovative learning approaches for your students.

Professional learning opportunities include:

  • keynote presentation on risk-taking and experimentation in creating art and growing authentic student-artists
  • workshops with the curator of the 2020 Adelaide Biennial: Monster Theatres
  • workshop with a leading artist on approaches to conceiving and creating innovative art
  • workshop on Introduction to digital drawing with a Wacom tablet* (SOLD OUT)
  • hands on teaching and learning activities 
  • professional discussions and networking

* Places are limited for this workshop.

Checkout the program for more information [PDF 283KB]

Masterclass attendees are invited to attend First Fridays at the Art Gallery of SA following the close of the Creative Arts Masterclass.

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Presenter details

Dr Lisa Slade

Assistant Director, Artistic Programs, Art Gallery of South Australia.

Dr Lisa Slade is accountable for the strategic leadership and development of the artistic programs and the overall management of the Curatorial Department, Exhibitions, Public Programs and Education teams at the Art Gallery of South Australia. A highly experienced project curator, she curated the 2016 Adelaide Biennial: Magic Object, Sappers & Shrapnel: contemporary art and the art of the trenches and oversaw the development and delivery of Tarnanthi: Festival of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art.

Leigh Robb

Curator of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of South Australia
Curator of the 2020 Adelaide Biennial: Monster Theatres

Leigh Robb is a highly experienced international art curator. Before joining the Art Gallery of South Australia, she was the Senior Curator at PICA, the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts. With over 15 years of experience, Leigh's previous roles include working as Associate Director at Thomas Dane Gallery, London, and leading the Internship and Education programs at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Psychology at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, and her Masters in Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London.

James Dodd


James Dodd exhibits regularly across Australia in public institutions, commercial galleries and artist-run spaces. His work embraces a range of mediums and interests, including painting, machines as art, graffiti, adventure and public space.

An ongoing project is The Painting Mill; a contraption that is cobbled together from a range of household, shed-found and DIY parts and operated via remote control. The Painting Mill is performative in its presentation whilst also pursuing painted outcomes that can stand alone in their own right.

James is active as an educator at Adelaide Central School of Art and regularly delivers youth and community based arts programs across a range of outcomes.  In the last 12 months James has been shortlisted for a number of prizes including the Advertiser Contemporary Art Award, the Sunshine Coast Art Prize, the Bruny Island Prize, the John Leslie Prize and the Heysen Prize for Landscape.

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Contact and further information

Questions? Contact Kiara Macartney-Clark.

The IEA is committed to supporting educators and is pleased to provide this opportunity. Like to hear about upcoming events, contact the IEA Team. 

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