Teaching Staff

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HONOR BRADBEER / HEAD OF DRAWING – Studied at L’Accademia Italiana, Florence; SangMyung University, Seoul, 2001; BA RMIT 2003, MFA RMIT 2008. She has exhibited in Melbourne, Sydney and Hong Kong and has work in the National Gallery of Australia printmaking collection in Canberra, and in private collections in Australia, Europe, the UK and the USA. Honor has taught drawing since 2004, at various institutions including RMIT, La Trobe College of Art and Design and the Australian Academy of Design.

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LEON CALERO / MULTIMEDIA IMAGING & GRAPHICS / DESIGN COMMUNICATION / GRAPHIC DESIGN/ WEB DESIGN – BA Design (Communication Design), RMIT University 2005. Leon is a practicing graphic designer, running Le Sphinx, a studio focusing on providing solutions for the arts sector. Leon has taught Pre-Press at I.D.E.A. and Communication Design in the honours and undergrad programs at RMIT University.

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JANE COCKS / HEAD OF ART – STUDIO ART / PRACTICE/ DEVELOPMENT/ VENICE AND NEW YORK COORDINATOR – BA (Fine Art) Prahran College,1979; Post Graduate VCA 1983, MFA (Research) RMIT, 1997. Head of Art at LaTrobe College. Has tutored & lectured at VCA , RMIT, Monash, CSU (NSW), ANU (Canberra) since 1988. She was Acting head of Drawing, VCA in 1997 and her roles have included outside assessor for MA students at Monash Uni and VCA . Jane has work included in private and public collections in Europe, Argentina and Australia, including the National Gallery of Victoria. She is a past recipient of the Dame Elizabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship and Australia Council Awards.

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MARTINA COPLEY / GALLERIES & EXHIBITIONS / PROFESSIONAL ARTIST THEORY & PRACTICE / STUDIO ART /  – BA Philosophy, Psychology, Fine Art, Melbourne Uni, Diploma in Education, Monash, BA Photography Victoria College, Art Curatorship & Museum Management Post Grad, Melbourne Uni, Master of Contemporary Art VAC, Phd Candidate VCA. An artist whose multi-disciplinary practice also spans writing. Martina Copley has significant experience as an independent curator of contemporary art in various contexts. Martina is currently the gallery coordinator at BLINDSIDE Artist Run Initiative, and a candidate for the PhD of Fine Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. www.martinacopley.com

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DALE NASON / GRAPHIC DESIGN – Practices art, design & education in Australia. Has works held in the V&A museum London, and is cited as part of the New Media avant garde of Australia. Aka Zero Dollars (AV media performance). Author of theory Crisis Drift. Co-creator of Cyber Dada. Noise & Concept musician. Zine maker. Dale Nason has worked in education at RMIT University since 1998, having a BA in Graphic Design from Swinburne Uni, and an MA Art in Public space from RMIT. In the recent past Nason has developed exhibitions both participating and also curating print making, multi media and spatial installation works.”

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ELLIOT HOWARD / ART HISTORY & THEORY  / STUDIO ART / SCULPTURE – MA Contemp Art Theory Goldsmiths College, University of London, 2005 – 07, BA(Hons) Fine Art Sheffield Hallum University, 1991-94, The City Lit, City & Guilds teacher training course, 1999.  Numerous exhibitions and curatorial/ writing projects in Europe. Teaching in art and art history Kingston University, London and City Lit London. Currently teaching and coordinating 1st years at LaTrobe University Bendigo as well art theory /history at LCAD.

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MICHAEL MARK / HEAD OF PAINTING – ADVANCED PAINTING METHODS & TECHNIQUES/  & DRAWING – BA (Fine Art), Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, 1991, MFA, Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, Boston,1995, PHD, VCA, 2008, TAE40110 Assessment & Training 2013. Lectured at the Savannah College of Art and Design, USA as well as Centre for Ideas VCA and Deakin University.  Has had solo shows in New Zealand, Melbourne, University of Illinois and Denver, USA. Has been a recipient of a FulbrightScholarship to study Rembrandt in Amsterdam in 1997. His work is in collections in Australia, the US and in Europe.

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SARAH MCCONNELL / DRAWING – Sarah McConnell is a Melbourne based artist working predominantly in painting and drawing on paper. As a committed environmentalist, her work addresses issues around humanity’s impact on nature and the social and environmental consequences of our actions. Sarah completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in Drawing at the Victorian College of Art in 2011 and completed the Sustainability Leadership Fellowship program at the Centre for Sustainability Leadership in 2014. She volunteers at the Wilderness Society and has recently worked at CLIMARTE for their first arts festival, ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2015.

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GREG PENN / PHOTOGRAPHY  – BA University of Wales, MA Photography VCA, – TAE40110 Assessment & Training 2013. Greg Penn holds a Masters of Research of Fine Art majoring in the area of digital media and photography, from the Victorian College of the Arts. He holds a Bachelor of Art from Newport School of Art, University of Wales majoring in Documentary Film and Photography. Has lived and exhibited and won various awards in New, London and Melbourne where he now resides. Has completed his CIV in Assessment and Training at RMIT 2013.

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BEN WOODS / SCULPTURE, STUDIO ART – MA Research VCA 2012, Enrolled in TAE40110 Assessment & Training 2015. Masters of Fine Art (by research) at VCA in 2012. Melbourne-based artist working across sculptural, spatial and movement practice. Has held art technician positions at The University of Melbourne with both VCA and Melbourne Graduate School of Education. He also has teaching experience at The University of Melbourne and LCAD.

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JACKIE RALPH / PAINTING – BA Fine Art Victoria College, MA Visual Art Victorian College of the Arts, – TAE40110 Assessment & Training 2012. Jackie Ralph completed a Bachelor of Fine Art in 1988 at Victoria College in Melbourne Australia. She then traveled extensively and lived in London, New York and Japan. There, she developed an interest in Sumo wrestling forms, an interest that was to inform her paintings for the next seven years.  She has exhibited in numerous group and solo shows. She has taught at Victoria University and LCAD.

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BION BALDING / COURSE COORDINATOR/ DRAWING – BA (Fine Art) VCA 2003; CIV TAE40110 Assessment & Training 2013. Founder and Director of LaTrobe College of Art & Design (LCAD) 1995, Director of Latrobe Street Gallery 1995-2005, solo and group exhibitions in Australia. 1984  Australian Council Owen Tooth studio residency in Vence, France. Winner St Kilda Art Prize 1988. Full-time lecturer in Painting at La Trobe University, Albury Wodonga, 1989-1991.

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