Art is a Real Job: Ethics & Environmental Responsibility

Artist-led online event for secondary school students and educators which draws on recommendations made in NAVA's new Code of Practice, Thursday 16 March.

Image: Emma Pham, 2023.
ID: Graphic featuring a purple blue gradient background and text in black font with pink and green shadow that reads, ‘Art is a Real Job’. Around the text are four graphic images of hands in pink and green.

Details and Registration

Ethics and Environmental Responsibility -  Thursday 16 March 2023

Online | For students and educators

Registration required

8:00 am - 12:30 pm AWST Perth

9:30 am - 2:00 pm  ACST Darwin

10:00 am - 2:30 AEST Brisbane

10:30 am - 3:00 pm ACDT Adelaide

11:00 am - 3:30 AEDT Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney

Art is a Real Job is a national program throughout March 2023. Dissect and champion NAVA’s new Code of Practice via four artist-led online events, including workshops, studio tours and panel conversations targeted at secondary school students, educators and pre-service educators.

In this session, participants will engage with contemporary Australian artists Sally Craven, Carly Tarkari Dodd and Annika Romeyn to explore ideas about ethics and environmental responsibility, learn about how good industry practice has helped shape their careers and navigate the art world with confidence.


Waiting room opens

7:15 AWST | 8:45 am ACST | 9:15 am AEST | 9:45 am ACDT | 10:15 am AEDT

The Art is a Real Job chat is moderated by NAVA Staff Georgie Cyrillo and Emma Pham.

Welcome (15 min)

8:00 am AWST | 9:30 am ACST | 10:00 am AEST | 10:30 am ACDT | 11:00 am AEDT

Welcome to all the student artists and educators joining us for Art is a Real Job!

Workshop with Annika Romeyn (60 min)

8:15 am AWST | 9:45 am ACST | 10:15 am AEST | 10:45 am ACDT | 11:15 am AEDT

Have your art tools and materials ready for a live workshop with artist Annika Romeyn.

Break One (15 min)

9:15 am AWST | 10:45 am ACST | 11:15 am AEST | 11:45am ACDT | 12:15 pm AEDT

Take a break to eat, hydrate and move!

Studio Tour with Carly Tarkari Dodd (40 min)

9:30 am AWST | 11:00 am ACST | 11:30 am AEST | 12:00 pm ACDT | 12:30 pm AEDT

Let artist Carly Tarkari Dodd take you behind the scenes in her studio.

Break Two (30 min)

10:10 am AWST | 11:40 am ACST | 12:10 pm AEST | 12:40 pm ACDT | 1:10 pm AEDT

Take a break to eat, hydrate and move!

Panel Exchange (30 min)

10:40 am AWST | 12:20 pm ACST | 12:40 pm AEST | 1:10 pm ACDT | 1:40 pm AEDT

Sally Craven, Carly Tarkari Dodd, Annika Romeyn and NAVA’s Alise Hardy answer your questions in this live panel conversation.

Break Three (10 min)

11:10 am AWST | 12:50 pm ACST | 1:10 pm AEST | 1:40 pm ACDT | 2:10 pm AEDT

Workshop with Sally Craven (60 min)

11:20 am AWST | 1:00 pm ACST | 1:20 pm AEST | 1:50 pm ACDT | 2:20 pm AEDT

Have your art tools and materials ready for a pre-recorded workshop with artist Sally Craven.

Farewell (10 min)

12:20 pm AWST | 1:50 pm ACST | 2:20 pm AEST | 2:50 pm ACDT | 3:20 pm AEDT

Thank you and see you at the next Art is a Real Job on 23 March!


Artist Sally Craven stands, looking at the camera with head tilted, in from of a green leafy tree. She has long blonde hair and is wearing a dark shirt. The photo is a mid shot, showing her waist shoulders and face.

Image: Henry Wolff

Sally Craven

Sally Craven is an artist living on unceded Kaurna land in Adelaide, South Australia, working across the mediums of sculpture and installation. Sally’s practice draws upon her cross-disciplinary background as an artist and landscape architect, exploring the poetic expression of the Australian landscape and contemporary culture. She has exhibited at Pari Ari, Seventh Gallery, Cement Fondu, Live Dreams / Performance Space Liveworks Festival, FELTspace, Testing Grounds and Borderlands, Dark MOFO; is currently a sessional lecturer in Master of Landscape Architecture courses; and an outgoing co-director at FELTspace artist-run gallery.


Carly Tarkari Dodd wears Sapphire and Diamond Earrings, Sapphire and Pearl Necklace and Sapphire and Diamond Engagement Ring; Raffia, blue and silver ribbon; 2022.

Carly Tarkari Dodd wears Sapphire and Diamond Earrings, Sapphire and Pearl Necklace and Sapphire and Diamond Engagement Ring; Raffia, blue and silver ribbon; 2022. Image: Brooke Bowering

Carly Tarkari Dodd

Carly Tarkari Dodd is a Kaurna\Narungga and Ngarrindjeri artist and curator based in Tarntanya (Adelaide). Within her artistic practice Carly mixes traditional and contemporary techniques, to produce works that are conceptually and culturally driven. Working at JamFactory as the First Nations Engagement Coordinator and Assistant Curator she has worked closely with First Nations artists and art centres on many projects. Highlighting and amplifying Indigenous voices and culture is a strong passion in her curation practice.

Artist Annika Romeyn smiles at the camera in front of a beach blue sky.

Image: supplied by artist

Annika Romeyn

Annika Romeyn is fortunate to live and work on Ngunnawal and Ngambri Country in Kamberri/Canberra. Inspired by the natural environment of the broader region, she combines watercolour, drawing and printmaking processes to create intricate and immersive works on paper. Through large-scale watercolour monotype prints, Annika seeks to convey the humbling and restorative experience of walking in nature, with a focus on the threshold of rock and water. Annika has been a finalist in the Ellen José Art Award (2022), winner of the Burnie Print Prize (2021), winner of the Fisher’s Ghost Art Award (2020) and winner of the National Works on Paper prize (2020). Her work is represented by Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne.


Do you have a question for one of the artists?

During the Panel Exchange artists will be answering your questions.

Materials List

Workshop with Sally Craven

  • Smartphone or tablet
  • Download 3D scanning app of choice (Sally suggests Qlone or truio for iPhone and scann3D for Android)
  • If using the Qlone app, print out Qlone mats ahead of time (A3 size preferred)
  • Aluminium foil (allow for at least 1m per student artist)
  • Masking tape 
  • Small sticks or twigs (to use as armature to create a small sculpture)
  • Paper and pencils for sketching (recycled paper is fine)

Workshop with Annika Romeyn

Each participant will need:

  • A printed photograph of a place or landscape that is significant to you (colour or black & white)
  • 1 x A4 cartridge paper
  • 2 x A3 cartridge paper
  • Willow charcoal
  • White eraser
  • Putty/kneadable eraser
  • Watercolour paints (1 or 2 colours) (tubes or pans)
  • A variety of brushes to choose from
  • Palette (i.e. a ceramic plate or plastic lid)


Will Professional Development Certificates be provided to educators?

Certificates of attendance linked to AITSL standards will be provided via email following the session. Please complete a new registration for each educator or pre-service educator attending to ensure you receive your certificate.

What materials and tech is required to participate?

Educators are to provide materials and equipment for their students or self. A materials list, suggested webcam and Zoom instructions will be provided via email prior to the event/s.

Is Art is a Real Job accessible?

These online events via Zoom will be closed captioned and Auslan interpreted.

Will Art is a Real Job be recorded?

Unfortunately, NAVA doesn’t currently have the funding to cover licensing fees needed to publish a recording of Art is a Real Job. This may change in the future and we encourage you to sign up to NAVA's Newsletter to be notified if we are able to secure extra funding to pay licensing fees to the artists involved. In the meantime, you can access NAVA’s Teacher Toolkit for ideas on using the Code in the classroom and with young people.

Can independent artists/arts workers attend Art is a Real Job?

Art is a Real Job is for secondary school students and educators working either within schools or with young people in the community. NAVA considers teaching artists or artists working with young people as art educators too. We welcome artists to register if this describes their practice. If you are still unsure, you can visit the Education and Workshop (Chapter 7) section of the Code.


Alise Hardy
Education Coordinator, Schools

NAVA acknowledges and pays respects to the rightful custodians of the many First Nations Lands upon which this online event will be streamed and received. We recognise all Custodians of Country throughout all lands, waters and territories, and pay respect to First Nations communities' Ancestors and Elders. Sovereignty was never ceded.

Logos for NAVA and The Copyright Agency Cultural Fund

This project has been assisted by a grant from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.

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