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Collage Art Program . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Hear Me Out Exhibition and Lousy Ink 4 Fablearn Conference . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Zart Art Is 30 Years Old! . . . . . . . . . .6 Brush Care! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 CBCA Children’s Book Week. . . . . . . .8 Colour Pencils . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 New Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Zart Student Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Del Kathryn Barton . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Nurturing Creativity Conference . . . . 16

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Postal Address: PO Box 1198, Waverley Gardens VIC 3170 Zart Extra: ISSN 448–8450 Zart Extra is published quarterly by Zart Education, a division of Zart Art Pty Ltd ABN 24 621 120 321. This publication is mailed prior to the first week of the term issue date. This newsletter allows art teachers/co-ordinators to learn about what is happening in art education and what other art teachers are doing. You will find information on new art techniques and processes, the latest materials and resources on the market. Please note, all prices quoted are valid for the duration of the current term only and are subject to change without notice. The insert of the newsletter provides details of our term's workshops, so teachers can then contact us and book into the workshop.


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12th & 13th July 2018 This publication is printed in Australia under ISO 14001 Environmental Certifications. Zart has chosen to print on stock that is FSC certified, FSC certification ensures traceability and verification of well managed forest timber, from mill to printer to you.


Collage Art Program Term 1 of a new year, and my art program began with a series of fun, experimental painting sessions for students in Years 3-6. Each week, we explored line and colour using a variety of media. Students applied paint to their paper using large stubby brushes, which have an unusual feel compared to regular paint brushes. Once their pages were covered, lines were created by removing layers of paint with paste spreaders.

Students created beautiful colour blends and 3D effects in their works. They enjoyed the freedom of exploration with paint. We moved on to liquid crayons on diffusion paper, sprayed with water. This was followed by shaving cream and food dye painting, then to complete the picture, blow dye painting. A whole term of exploring line and colour. FUN! I discovered some collage artworks of birds, created with patterns and text. I was instantly attracted to the designs and thought, “My students could do that”. With these as inspiration, Term 2 saw students bringing together their experimental art. The brief: to create a picture of their choice using their art along with a piece of text from an outdated encyclopaedia. A great amount of problem solving took place within the art room each week. Peer teaching and guidance occurred naturally, and once students were able to see

how to create their work, they happily enlightened others as to possible ways in which to create different effects. It was a classic learning pit scenario. After tracing, cutting, compiling and placement, finished pieces were glued on to mount boards for presentation. This is probably one of my favourite experiences to date in the art room, due to the exploration, collaboration, fun and the original art from my student artists. The journey was important and the destination, unique.


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hear me out exhibition

Hear Me Out Exhibition and Lousy Ink Started in 2017 by two young Melbourne artists, Lousy Ink is the world’s first 100% recycled artist ink. Both Oli Ruskidd and Mike Eleven discovered Lousy through Oli’s uncle who works as a chemist at a local recycling factory. Blown away by the amount of ink that was either being stored or wasted, the two took it upon themselves to help redistribute the ink and thus, Lousy Ink was born. Made from the run-off ink of recycled inkjet cartridges, Lousy takes a forgotten material and upcycles it into a new artist medium. Inkjet printer cartridges are crushed and recycled for


their plastic; the leftover ink is deemed ‘waste ink’ and stored with no further purpose. Before Lousy, the containers holding over 80,000L of ink would have remained useless or been burnt as waste to energy, creating chemical waste which is even more harmful to the environment. Although Lousy gives the ink a second chance at life, the brand does more than just sell ink. Lousy’s good intentions stretch beyond just environmental sustainability and wherever possible, the brand dips into more humancentric issues. In November 2017, Lousy hosted a 50-artist-strong charity exhibition, Hear Me Out, in conjunction with the Anxiety Recovery Centre of Victoria to raise awareness and shine a light on the realities of living with anxiety. After six months of planning, an entire campaign was created and a database was established for anonymous testimonials that were later used to brief each of the artists. The result was a powerfully moving display of honest quotes and artworks that didn’t glorify or sugarcoat

hear me out exhibition anxiety, but instead presented a raw perspective on the matter. The show raised over $4000 for the charity on opening night and a second show is in the works for 2018 with a focus on the intersectional issues of anxiety within the Asian Australian community. As broad-stroked as Lousy aims to be, the brand is always trying to reinvent itself within the local art scene. From sponsoring exhibitions to creating opportunities to showcase talent outside the gallery, Lousy believes in celebrating creativity in all forms. During a pop-up at the Collingwood Artists’ Market, Lousy invited four artists to create work live on each panel of a makeshift box canvas, which was later donated to charity. The team at Lousy has also found a way to get the ink to a thick enough consistency to screen-print with, creating a further avenue for the brand to experiment on. Constantly pushing the limits and breaking

conventions, Lousy positions itself as both an irreverent leader in the field as well as an accessible team player. Both Oli and Mike are optimistic that a combination of love for art, lack of business skills, and passion to save the world will bear fruit. Even if helping the planet means only moving one bottle at a time. See page 13 for further information

Oli Ruskidd & Mike Eleven

fablearn conference - stem/steam

Hands-on FabLearn Conference – Great for Art and Design Teachers Art teachers are being called on to reinforce many aspects of the curriculum whether it be digital technologies, mathematics or entrepreneurship. The role of the art teacher has taken on new significance in the 21st century as nurturing creativity continues to provide ongoing benefits for all students entering a changing workforce. An innovative conference for all teachers facing new demands in the classroom is called FabLearn Australia, which is now in its fourth year. Lauriston Girls’ School in Melbourne runs this event in conjunction with Stanford Graduate School of Education. Lauriston created a dedicated digital fabrication lab in its school in 2014 which is part of the Stanford network of FabLearn Labs. The program was set up to encourage more hands-on and project based learning in the school and to use more technology in making and designing. Susan Just, Principal of Lauriston Girls’

explains the reason the school created the FabLearn conference was to share its crosscurriculum approach to digital fabrication and to foster a community of like-minded educators. “As technology becomes more accessible, it is easier for teachers to embed it within a range of projects to challenge and inspire but sometimes they need some help getting over some tech hurdles- FabLearn helps with this. Our teachers share their learnings at the event, and we also call on other experts.” says Ms Just. This year’s keynote speakers are Professor Bronwyn Fox, the inaugural Director of the Swinburne Manufacturing Futures Research

Institute and Doctor Jennifer Loy, Professor of Product Design at the University of Technology Sydney and research theme leader for Transformative Technologies. There are also more than ten workshops to choose from covering topics such as 3D printing uses and advancement, Robotics for beginners including how to build a robot as well as Fun with Arduino to make environmental control systems. FabLearn Australia 2018 is on Friday 25th May and Saturday 26 May at Lauriston Girls’ School. To book and for further information, visit

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celebrating 30 years

Historic photos of Zart Head Office, Workshops, Warehouse and Shop

CELEBRATING YEARS Zart Art is 30 Years Old! We humans have an innate need to make things. Things that are new. Beautiful things. Provocative things. Ugly things. Outlandish and weird things. A comprehensive education system fuels this aspect of human nature and nourishes future generations. Creativity and innovations drive the future of industrial nations such as ours. Children make the future. And educators help prepare children for that future. How do teachers then help children to be creative and innovative? Primarily, by giving them lots of practice at being creative and innovative! Teachers must champion the unknown, the imagined and reimagined, the experimental, the impossible, as well as the ‘failures’ if young people are to be truly creative and innovative and acquire the skill-set and dispositions that will prepare them for the future. Central to art education is the creative process - the exploration of ideas; the investigation of art media; the acquisition of skills such as the use of the elements and principles of art; the strengthening of interpretive and analytical systems of thought. But art is more than a process. As the art-maker works with materials and tools, relationships between their inner and outer life are forged, and symbolic languages are formed. These symbolic languages, full of metaphors, speak to the artist and move them in ways that words cannot. If we could say everything that needs to be said in words, then we would have no need for the arts. Yet the arts thrive in the everyday life of


a healthy culture. Through the arts, we can express deep feelings, such as, love, freedom, beauty, compassion, truth, outrage… which are not fully available to everyone through spoken and written language. That is why the art-maker can be profoundly satisfied by the process of creating a meaningful composition or moved to tears by looking at a painting or making a sculpture. Art languages speak to us in unique and profound ways. The tenets underpinning Zart’s existence have not changed in the past thirty years. We believe visual arts education is central to learning and should, therefore, be a significant presence in the curriculum. To this end, we have developed a wide range of quality art products for students of all ages and have supported, and continue to support, teachers in visual arts education. Schools are in a constant state of change. During the past three decades, we have observed the impact of technology on learning (skilling in technology often means deskilling in other areas). We have come to recognise the importance of play, especially in the early learning years, as well as the need for rich and inviting environments to promote curiosity and creativity. We know that children learn through the process of socialisation and much prefer to be active participants than spectators. Also, brain-science has expanded our knowledge of the value of art as a form of mindfulness. We now know that participation in mindfulness activities significantly increases blood flow to areas of the brain associated with controlling emotions and

Portrait of Rex Swindel-Hurst by Nic Plowman

At this juncture in the life of the company, we take ake the he opportunity to reflect on what we are about and where we are going.

regulating stress. Art for well-being has an essential role in holistic education. The arts, in general, have, however, faced many challenges - the marginalisation of the arts (evident from the reduction in time allocation), the challenges generalist teachers face in trying to teach specialist subjects, the move towards motivational learning matter based on student interest and learning styles, and lack of time for professional learning. These challenges serve to ensure that Zart continues to listen, learn and respond as it strives to assist teachers in delivering effective visual arts programs for 21st-century students. We take this opportunity to thank teachers for their support and belief in what we do. We would also like to thank the staff and art consultants (past and present) who have contributed to the growth and development of Zart. Zart’s success has been the work of a team of people who have been, and continue to be, committed to the value and joys of visual arts education. ‘Life is short, but Art lives forever’ ~ Cicero

Rex Swindel-Hurst and Dani Chak FOUNDERS

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paint brushes Part 2

Brush Care! Extend the life of your brushes with these brush care tips and tricks...

Refer to your Term 1 Zart Extra for Part 1 – Getting To Know Your Paint Brush

DO 

CLEAN brushes after use to ensure all traces of paint have been removed from the inner and outer bristles, the ferrule and the handle.

1. Wipe off excess paint 2. Wash* 3. Rinse 4. Repeat 5. Remove excess moisture * Watercolour, Acrylic and Gouache: Wash in COLD water. Oil Paint: Wash using Odourless Solvent in a jar and wipe using a lint-free rag. Brush and Hand Cleaner: Can be used for both oil and water-based paint. Scoop 5c coin amount into the palm of your hand and dab the wet brush into it, working up a lather by gently rubbing it in a circular motion to infiltrate the inner bristles.

RESHAPE bristles whilst damp.

DRY brushes by lying flat or hanging from the


Avoid damaging the bristles and definition of the brush shape!

Never mix paint with brushes (use a Palette Knife instead).

Never leave paint to dry on your brush.

Never wash brushes in hot water or use soap.

Never leave a brush soaking in water or solvent.

Never store brushes in humid or damp areas.


Tips & Tricks

STORE upright or lying flat once dry. Avoid storing brushes in plastic bags or sealed containers.

PROTECT bristles within a plastic sheath, or within a loop of sturdy cardboard. Brush and Hand Cleaner can be added to the bristles during storage to condition the brush, and will act as sizing – but be sure to rinse the brush before use.

• Use old brushes for creating textural effects or applying Masking Fluid. • Brushes with an enamel handle will crack when soaking; just peel the enamel off and use it as a raw wooden handle. This will not affect the quality of the brush and is preferable over throwing the brush away.

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book week Artwork by Freya Blackwood © Copyright CBCA

Artwork by Shaun Tan © Copyright CBCA

CBCA Children’s Book Week CBCA Children’s Book Week is undoubtedly an annual highlight of the school calendar. For one glorious week, children are inspired and their imaginations ignited by the magical worlds and wonderful characters created by Australia’s talented authors and illustrators. Every year for over seven decades the CBCA has united children and literature through CBCA Children’s Book Week. Officially held in August during the week following the announcement of the Book of the Year Awards, Book Week sees libraries, schools, children, authors and illustrators celebrate Australian children’s books and the joy of reading. CBCA National Chair Professor Margot Hillel OAM has said, ‘CBCA Children’s Book Week is a wonderful childhood memory for generations of Australians.’ For children today, highlights of CBCA Children’s Book Week may include book character parades, creating special displays for the school library, art projects based on a featured picture book, sharing their favourite books with their teacher and peers and, of course, lots of story time and reading in the classroom. Each year, CBCA Children’s Book Week centres on a specific theme or slogan, which provides inspiration for displays, activities and celebrations. The 2018 theme is Find Your Treasure, providing endless scope for creativity. Since 1987 the CBCA has commissioned a Picture Book of the Year winner to create


artwork inspired by that year’s Book Week theme for posters and other promotional material and merchandise. Melbourne-based children’s author/ illustrator Anna Walker is responsible for this year’s CBCA Children’s Book Week theme poster. Her book Mr Huff won 2016 CBCA Early Childhood Book of the Year and was shortlisted for the 2016 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. Anna’s artwork, rendered in pencil, ink and collage will be used to create promotional items such as posters, stickers, bookmarks and bunting which will be available for purchase via the CBCA’s online store from early May. The sale of this merchandise helps to fund CBCA events and activities. The rollcall of illustrators who have lent their creative talents to past Book Week theme posters features many of Australia’s most celebrated children’s book creators including: Freya Blackwood, Shaun Tan, Bob Graham,

The CBCA and CBCA Children’s Book Week have supported teachers in fostering the love of Australian literature by capturing the imagination of young people. Zart is a very proud partner of the Children’s Book Council of Australia.

Alison Lester, Julie Vivas, Graeme Base and Anne Spudvilas. Established in 1945, the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) is a not-for-profit, volunteer run organisation that aims to engage the community with literature for young Australians. For more information about the CBCA, the Book of the Year Awards or Children’s Book Week, please visit For Zart’s Book Week Workshop Programe, see pages 14-15 of the PL Insert.

colour pencils

Colour Pencils We are often asked “What’s the difference between colour pencils?” Here is an overview to help you choose the right pencils for your needs. The lead of a pencil is made from pigment combined with additives (such as clay) and a binder (wax or oil). The lead determines the quality of the pencil as well as its ability to blend and layer. Wax-based pencils go through a natural oxidisation process, resulting in a cloudy white haze over the drawing surface. Typically, the harder the wax (e.g., student quality pencils), the more likely wax bloom is to occur. The quality of the pigment determines the colour’s intensity, saturation, lightfastness, and hue purity. Good lightfastness reduces the likelihood of the drawing fading or

yellowing over time. You can further protect your work with fixative or varnish. Colour pencil leads are not designed to be erased; however, oil-based pencils erase more easily than wax-based pencils. Use Paper Stumps to smudge colours. The natural oils on our fingers prevent layers from being built up. Good sharpeners or a Precision Knife should be used to sharpen quality pencils to minimise breaking. Metal or plastic sharpeners can be used for student pencils as they have very hard leads.

Comparing the Brands:


Faber-Castell Polychromos

Prismacolor Premier

Derwent Artists


Basics Triangular


120 colours Nuanced hues

150 colours Clean, vibrant and opaque

120 bold colours

48 colours Bright, clean pigments which blend easily

24 colours Pigments are bright and clean

Lead size Binder






Vegetable oil (no bloom)

Soft wax (slight wax bloom)

Hard wax (wax bloom)

Hard wax (wax bloom)

Hard wax (wax bloom)

Quality Coverage






Best to work in multiple light layers

Excellent, soft application

Waxy surface goes shiny Strong, broad strokes

Versatile colour, layering and blending

Better than other student comparatives.

Hardness Lightfast Breakability






100+ years

100+ years

25+ years

5–25 years

0–5 years

Extremely break resistant Length of lead is glued securely in cedar wood case

The downside of a creamy, painterly finish is fragile leads (use a quality sharpener)

Thick sturdy leads

Somewhat break resistant

Breaking can occur during heavy use or sharpening


Holds a point

Soft leads – frequent, careful sharpening required

Large hole sharpener required – lead remains rounded

Holds a fine point

Student sharpener

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pastels exploration colour pencils Tips & Tricks

Applications & Techniques:

• Leads that are not centred in the casing are more likely to break when sharpened. • Colour pencils are generally non-permanent on fabric, except for Derwent Inktense, which are water-soluble so can be used wet or dry. Once dry, they are relatively permanent but should be heat fixed for extra protection.

Light pressure & low angle

• Work on a supportive but padded surface like a pad of paper instead of hard table top. • Gouache can be used to add highlights (dilute with water; spray drawing first with Fixative to help it adhere). • Different brands can be used together. • Workable Fixative can be used between layers to make the surface workable again so it takes on the paper’s natural properties and allows more layers to be applied. • Be careful not to drop pencils as the leads crack inside, making them susceptible to breaking when being used or sharpened. • Always build up enough layers of pigment before using a blending tool, which is the last stage, otherwise finish may look patchy and uneven. It is difficult to add more colour after this point.

Pressure: Firm pressure & upright

The further up the pencil you place your fingers, the lighter the pressure will be. Hold pencil on a smaller angle, parallel with the paper to ensure softer pressure.


Working in one direction, apply multiple light layers of pigment. Start with the lightest colour, working towards the darkest. Layering works well when blending different colours, by creating a gradual transition.


Hold the pencil loosely, almost parallel to the paper. Work in a circular motion and apply light layers of colour. Scrumbling allows for a smoother application of pigment than layering.

Hue: Colour in its true form

Use the HP Reveal App to see these images in action! 1) Download the HP Reveal App to your device (mobile or tablet). 2) Create a free account. 3) Search for “zart_art” & then follow this channel. 4) Scan over the images marked with the HP Reveal logo to see pictures in action.


Shade: More black

colour pencils Artwork Surface: Paper is the ideal surface for coloured pencils, though it shouldn’t be too thin as it could stretch with the pressure of layering colours. For best results use hot pressed (smooth) paper. If the tooth is too rough (cold pressed), blending, smoothing and layering is difficult and time consuming. Experiment with other surfaces: Apply Colourfix Smooth Primer to wood, metal, glass, plastic, or canvas surfaces to make theme suitable for colour pencil.

Tint: Less pigment prices do not include gst • prices are valid until June 29 2018

Colourless Blender Pencil:

Smooths out layered colours to create a smooth finish. Desaturates the colour. Great technique for skin and eyes.

Working on a dark surface: Dark backgrounds will dull the vibrancy of the colour. Test the suitability of pencils first and choose a pencil that works well on a darker surface. Putting down a layer of white pencil first will help illuminate the colours.

Paper Stump:

Work and rub the Paper Stump in opposite direction to pencil stroke or work in circles (be careful not to scratch the surface). Will make the colour surface shiny. TIP: Always clean or sharpen Paper Stump to avoid blemishing other colours.


Involves the layering technique in addition to pressure – applying more pressure with each layer until a smooth, saturated, shiny surface is achieved. Overlap transition zones to help colours blend. Best for different strengths of the same hue. TIP: Use a lighter shade of the hue or a neutral tone such as white or grey to burnish tones together. Ideal for skin and eyes. Odourless Solvent:

Dissolves the binder holding the pigment together, allowing the pigment to spread across the paper creating soft watercolourlike effects. It can make the colour more vibrant (depending on the pigment). For similar results, experiment with a Copic Marker Colourless Blender.

Primecolours Drawing Pencils High quality pencils with vibrant & clean colour. Colours easily layer, blend & shade. Soft, smooth and non-waxy. Box of 48 assorted colours. 7 assorted colours PN265

Box of 48


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new materials Find Your Treasure Book Week 2018 Activities based on 2018 Book Week theme Find Your Treasure, and the shortlisted Early Childhood and Picture Books. Activities are designed for individual works, as well as for class, libraries and whole school displays.

80pp NEW Each



NB: Available from June 2018

2018 Book Week Companion Pack!

80pp each book NEW Set of 6 books NB: Available from June 2018




Over 150 activities!

prices do not include gst • prices are valid until June 29 2018

This art and literature collection includes the 2018 Book Week release Find Your Treasure as well as these popular Book Week titles: Connect to Reading, Champions Read, Australia: Story Country, Escape to Everywhere, and Read Across the Universe. Activities are based on Book Week themes, shortlisted Early Childhood and Picture Books. Activities are designed for individual works, as well as for class, libraries and whole school displays.

new materials

PanPastel Basic Colours Starter Ki K Kit iitt

prices do not include gst • prices are valid until June 29 2018

Includes seven PanPastels (titanium white, black, hansa yellow, ultramarine blue, permanent red, permanent green and burnt sienna) as well as a storage tray and three Sofft sponge tools, which are designed specifically for PanPastels. Colours blend beautifully and this kit allows you to create the entire spectrum of hues! Seal with Fixative. 7 assorted colours PS115-BA NEW Each kit $99.95

PanPastels Soft pastel in a unique pan format, which eliminates the use of filler found in pastel sticks. This ensures every stroke is highly pigmented and that they are long lasting. Easy to blend, layer and manipulate with Sofft Sponges, which are made from semi-absorbent micropore sponge material, ensuring they have a great holding capacity for colour and apply the pigment evenly without leaving an oily residue that may result from non-specialised sponges. Seal with Workable Fixative intermittently and on completion. SINGLE COLOURS – 9ML

Time Timer PLUS The Time Timer is an essential tool for any classroom or artroom, which teaches children the concept of elapsed time and empowers them to manage their own time, reduce stress, and improve productivity. This great tool keeps students on task and allows teachers to keep moving forward. Timer can be set to any time frame that is one hour or less. Control the volume to suit your working or exam environment. Requires one AA battery (not included). 14 x 17.8cm TQ768 NEW Each $69.00

PS114-BK Black PS114-BS Burnt Sienna PS114-HY Hansa Yellow Permanent Green PS114-PG Permanent Red PS114-PR Titanium White PS114-TW Ultramarine Blue PS114-UB

NEW Each

$11.50 Image courtesy of Alex Louisa

Ivanhoe Grammar School, Buckley House

Lousy Ink The world’s first 100% recycled aartists’ ink. A unique drawing ink, w which can be used with a brush, ppipette, airbrush, dropper, sponge, oor refillable marker. Can be ddiluted with water. Created from a mixture of CMYK cartridges, the iink can vary in tone slightly. N Non-toxic and water-based. See aarticle on page 4. 1100mL IN053 NEW Each N $8.95

WOW ‘D WOW ‘Disappearing’ ‘Dis isap appe pear arin ing’ g Glue Stick Goes on purple but dries clear, making it easy for children to see where they have already applied glue and to help monitor their working time. Safe, non-toxic, acid-free, washable, PVP glue stick. Ideal for young children’s use in paper-based art and craft activities. 40g AA290 NEW Each $3.80

Isometric A3 Graph Pad A helpful student tool for isometric drawing. Can be used freehand or with instruments. 50 sheets PD306 NEW Each $10.95

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zart student gallery

Student Gallery Term Two Exhibition EXHIBITING THIS TERM Exhibition Closes 12th June 2018

Lavalla College, Traralgon

Visual Arts Units The Zart Student Gallery includes Unit Planners for most schools that exhibit provided by the exhibiting teacher. These are available on the Zart Student Gallery webpage.

Siena College, Camberwell St Johns Regional College, Dandenong

Camberwell Grammar School

You can also view this exhibition on our website Ivanhoe Grammar, Mernda

Melbourne Montessori School

St Mar Mary’s Colleg College, SSeymour eymo

me Cornish College, Bangholme


We are always on the lookout for artwork to be exhibited; if you would like to showcase your student’s work please contact Nic Plowman and include images of your work or visit #zartstudentgallery #zart #zartart #zartinspirations

Huntingtower School, Mount Waverly

Banyule Primary School Georgia O’Keeffe Camberwell Grammar School Drawings Ceramic Bugs Cornish College, Bangholme Wire Sculptures Cranbourne West Primary School Van Gogh Portraits Epping Secondary College Street Art Gruyere Primary School Totems and Bowls Horsham West Primary School Collages Huntingtower School, Mount Waverley Prints-Food Ivanhoe Grammar, Mernda Dragon Eyes Lavalla College, Traralgon Portraits Melbourne Montessori School Etchings Siena College, Camberwell Pop Art Paintings St Johns Regional College, Dandenong Alcohol Inks Prints St Mary’s College, Seymour Robots Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar School, Canterbury Baobabs Trees

The Student Gallery is situated upstairs in Zart’s Customer Service Centre, Box Hill North. Each term exhibition includes a new display of work from students ranging from Kindergarten to Year 12.



Del Kathryn Barton, sing blood-wings sing (detail, three panels of five) 2017, courtesy of Del Kathryn Barton, National Gallery of Victoria and Arndt A3. Image: Silversalt Photography.

Resplendent Vision This year, Zart Education will again sponsor the Nurturing Creativity Conference for visual art educators, and we are delighted to announce that our guest speaker for 2018 is the fantastic Del Kathryn Barton. Del Kathryn Barton’s work is both delicate and sumptuous, work that is birthed from a creative practice fuelled by a profound energy Barton herself has described as her ‘constant companion’, something that is at the core of her motivation and existence.

I m age: Da n iel Sh i pp

The fruits of this creative practice were dripping from the walls in her recent solo show, The Highway is a Disco at The Ian Potter Centre, NGV Australia. Walking into the show, I felt how I imagine Charlie felt when he walked into the chocolate factory: excited, inspired and full of desire. Barton saturated the space with her vision: both intricate in detail and grandiose in scale. The energy that drives Del Kathryn Barton’s practice was evident everywhere – my eyes danced from floor to ceiling: collages, drawings, paintings, sculptures and video work all fighting for attention. It was like devouring a decadent seven course meal. A splendid and satisfying treat for the senses – a visual triumph! All of us at Zart, are very excited to have Del Kathryn Barton as our guest speaker at this year’s Nurturing Creativity Conference. The technical prowess, beauty and honesty of her practice, along with her ability to capture the imagination of her audience, is an inspiration to artists, teachers and young people alike. The Conference will begin with a conversation with Del Kathryn Barton, after which she has

Del K ath r yn Bar to n, of pink pla ne ts (det a i l ) 2 01 4 , co ur tesy of Del K ath r yn Bar to n and Ros l yn Ox l ey. Image: J enni Car ter.

generously agreed to take questions from the audience. Here you will have the opportunity to ask her questions about her motivations and art practice. We invite you to start thinking about what you may wish to ask her. The Nurturing Creativity Conference is designed in response to the needs of art educators, an opportunity to engage with artists and industry professionals in a range of workshops built around information, inspiration and arts practice. See you there!


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ART EDUCATION CONFERENCE 2018 Del Ka th r yn B a r ton , of p in k p lan et s (deta i l ) 2 01 4 , cou r tes y of Del Ka th r yn B a r ton a n d Ros l yn Ox l ey. I m a ge: Jen n i Ca r ter.

Nurturing Creativity Inspiration | Information | Art Practice Bringing together visual arts educators from across Australia for a day of professional learning.

Teachers will have the opportunity to network with colleagues & connect with organisations that offer a range of support & expertise. Experience & learn through a range of practical & theoretical workshops which will inspire & motivate creative outcomes. This day will suit both primary & secondary visual arts teachers.

Book Now! Proudly sponsored by:

September 17th 2018


Del Kathryn Barton Plus: Hands On Workshops Primary & Secondary Options A Catered Event (Morning Tea & Lunch) Showbags & Giveaways!

Venue: St Leonard’s College Brighton East, Victoria Early Bird Bookings Now Open $260 until July 31st 2018 Regular Price: $290. Bookings close August 31st 2018

For more information visit

Zart Extra Newsletter Term 2 2018  
Zart Extra Newsletter Term 2 2018