Art Every Day

National Primary Visual Arts Conference at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Art every day in the primary classroom. Is this a hope, a dream, a reality, a necessity?

The MCA’s first National Primary Visual Arts Conference brings together teachers, artists, researchers, school leaders and arts advocates to lead a conversation around best-practice visual arts teaching and learning in the primary years. We know that access to a high-quality visual arts education is vital for the development of socially-engaged learners who are creative and critical thinkers. How can we achieve this for all of our students?

Through keynote presentations, panel discussions, lightning talks and practical workshops, “Art Every Day: National Primary Visual Arts Conference” will shine a spotlight on primary teaching across the country, sharing ideas, strategies and inspiration to drive change and respond to the challenge of art every day!


  • Gill Nicol, Director Audience Engagement, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
  • Welcome to Country, Uncle Ray Davison, Metropolitan Aboriginal Land Council

Opening Address: 

  • Penelope Benton, General Manager, National Association for the Visual Arts

Guest Speakers:

  • Clare Britt, Lecturer in Early Childhood/Primary Creative Arts (Visual Arts) at the Department of Educational Studies, Macquarie University
  • John Goh, Principal, Merrylands East Public School
  • Emily McDaniel, Coordinator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Learning, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
  • Kerrie Poliness, artist

9am - 4pm Friday 7 September 2018

Museum of Contemporary Art

Circular Quay, Sydney


Photo Anna Kucera


Photo Anna Kucera