"Practice What You Teach is the first of a series of group exhibitions devoted to motivating and maintaining the art making practices of Sydney's talented art teachers.
I know from my own experience that pursing my art has been crucial to my teaching practice. Engaging with my creative side has since become a particular point of passion in my life!
We should practice what we teach, so to say, in order to stay in touch with our own creative abilities, maintain a connection with the contemporary art world and ultimately prove to those young minds we teach everyday that we are in fact artists! Many of us go for months or even years without picking up a paint brush whilst still instructing others on how to effectively use one.
I hope this show will exist as an opportunity for professional development, a networking platform and ultimately offer a strategy for art teachers to maintain ongoing artistic development."
Camille Softley - Exhibition Curator
Exhibiting are 9 young talented art teachers for the first show (and all graduates of Art Education, COFA):
This is an open invite event so feel free to invite friends, relatives and fellow art teachers!