Mr Green and Ms Novak are two of the many art educators who juggle teaching with artistic practices. Ms Novak and Mr Green On Art Education is an ongoing cross-disciplinary project that examines and reflects this juggling act.
The art educator is framed within literature as an expert practitioner at the intersection of the disciplines of art and education. Art education is a rich field of research, quick to champion best practice, professional rigour and easy with a call to arms. However it rarely addresses the reality that being an artist-teacher these days more often than not means you exist in a flux between two states of being.
Both artist and teacher are instruments of communication in highly contested, politicised fields of practice. But are artists who opt to teach sell-outs? How do you sustain the artistic practice mandated by your educator role when you are too busy working as an educator?
Ms Novak and Mr Green On Art Education is an ongoing cross-disciplinary project that examines and reflects this juggling act.
Daniel Green and Karolina Novak, 2014, Professional Development Meeting #1: Marianne Hulsbosch, digital video, 00:11:34
Daniel Green and Karolina Novak, 2014, I Can Make You a Video, Just Don’t Ask Me to Draw You a Bird, digital video, 00:00:29
Daniel Green is a Sydney-based artist, educator and broadcaster. His practice involves thinking about and consuming entertainment media across audio, video and performance. His work...
Karolina was born and lives in Sydney. She studied printmaking at CoFA and teaching at Sydney Uni. She works across a range of media, though...