News & Events is published by ACUADS to provide information to members and others in the tertiary visual arts and design sector on:

  • Executive determinations, policy development, research and advocacy activities
  • Issues and events of interest to the tertiary visual arts and design sector

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Professor Ted Snell on the importance of visual arts education, in The Conversation

Ted Snell’s article on the importance of a visual arts education for all students was published in The Conversation on 27 September 2018. This article is an

28 Sep 2018

Grant applications for Round 2 2018 now open

We are now accepting grant applications for Round Two 2018. The deadline for this round is Monday 29 October 2018. Funding is intended for initiatives

15 Sep 2018


This year’s Annual General Meeting will be held in conjunction with the 2018 ACUADS Conference in Perth:

5.30pm, Thursday 27 September 2018
North Metropolitan TAFE

04 Sep 2018

NiTRO article by ACUADS Chair, Denise Ferris and Annika Harding examining ‘Value’ within the sector


Professor Denise Ferris (ACUADS Chair) and Ms Annika Harding (Executive Officer for ACUADS) have written an NiTRO article published on 2 March 2018 reflecting on

05 Mar 2018

ACUADS Awards 2017

Last year, the Executive introduced two new awards, an award for Innovative Research and an award for Innovative Teaching, as well as a $500 payment

17 Oct 2017

T’ai Smith and Ann Stephen – Friday 29 September

T’ai Smith and Ann Stephen, discussing issues raised by Smith’s book Bauhaus Weaving Theory: From Feminine Craft to Mode of Design (2014), 9.15-10.45am

20 Sep 2017

ACUADS Conference keynote speaker: Anthea Callen

Anthea Callen will give the opening keynote address at the ACUADS Conference. Below is the abstract for her presentation, and a bio.

Worth and Power:

18 Sep 2017

ACUADS Conference Closing Speaker: Scott Brook

We are excited to announce that Scott Brook will be delivering closing remarks at the ACUADS Conference in a couple of weeks. For more information on

14 Sep 2017