Online only between 21st June to 9th July 2021


Aboriginal art is the world’s oldest continuing
form of cultural expression on the planet.


The Aboriginal Early Childhood Collective (AECC) is bringing you The Aboriginal Art Summit in 2021!



The Aboriginal Art Summit will explore visual, performing,
digital and creative arts in the context of educational and community settings.


The Aboriginal Art Summit will feature an incredible line up of Aboriginal artists, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous educators engaging with Aboriginal artists in their everyday practices, community arts and art projects.



A focus on the ways in which Aboriginal art can be engaged in educational and community settings will enable delegates to explore their pedagogical practices to plan for respectful inclusion of Aboriginal art and Aboriginal arts practice.


The Aboriginal Art Summit is designed to reach a myriad of educators. There will be presentations that appeal to beginning educators, presentations designed for educators who are not sure about how to begin engaging with Aboriginal and Aboriginal artists in their programs, as well as inspiring content for experienced educators looking for a challenge to take their curriculum practices forward.


This online summit enables engagement individually or in teams.


It is delivered with flexible options and easy access.


Opportunities to review and revisit content will be available.


What our previous Summit
participants are saying...

"Too many favourites to choose from."

Stephanie Morrell

22nd July 2020


"Really enjoyed all the presentations. Loved seeing the hands on activities. I did love the opportunity to have the option to look at the presentation at a convenient time to me though."
Karen Taylor

22nd July 2020

"I found Garry Purchase's presentation to be fascinating. His explanation of how Aboriginal people have used astronomy down through the ages as part of creations stories and as a method of navigation was great. His description of his artwork and it's meaning was very moving."

Orla Byrne

22nd July 2020

Your Aboriginal Art Summit Speakers

With more to come! Watch this space...

Meet Your Hosts


The Aboriginal Early Childhood Collective is a collaboration between Jessica Staines, Director Koori Curriculum and Dr Red Ruby Scarlet Creative Director MultiVerse.


The Aboriginal Early Childhood Collective provides professional development and resourcing for the education and community services sector.


"In 2020 we ran the Aboriginal STEM Summit with over 1000 participants from around Australia tuning in to our line up of presentations.


We are excited to be offering a different theme this year and an even bigger selection of speakers, plus a few special bonuses!"

What Your Ticket Includes


Each Summit ticket includes the following:


Access to all our presentations (over 20 hours)


Access to our Private Facebook Group.


Our PDF Workbook which includes speaker notes, references, reflection questions and more.


Please note: Summit Packs can be purchased closer to the event.


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Aboriginal Art Summit - Full Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to attend each session live?

No, once released, each session will remain available for you to catch up. We would love you to join us live but it is not mandatory to do so. Catch up on any of the sessions after hours or on weekends. You will have access to the presentations up until the 5pm, 9th of July 2021 AEST.

What does my ticket include?

All tickets include access to all the Summit presentations, our Private Facebook group and our Aboriginal Art Summit workbook.

How do I access the Summit?

All Aboriginal Art Summit presentations are accessed via our online learning platform. You will be sent instructions one how to access the online learning platform 1 week before the Summit goes live.

Is the Aboriginal Art Summit NESA approved?

Yes, and participation in the Summit will provide 20 hours professional development

How do I purchase a group ticket

Group tickets are suitable for 5 or more participants and can be purchased from our ticket page here.

Are the Summit Sessions recorded?

Yes, all Summit sessions are recorded and will remain available to you to watch until the 9th of July 2021.

How long is each session?

Generally the presentations are 30mins to 45mins in length. We have planned our program to include break times and opportunities for reflection.

Do I get a certificate of completion?

Yes, certificates are issued for completion of the Summit.

How do I access the workbook?

A link to download the PDF workbook will be sent to you 1 week before the Summit.

Are there audio only versions of the presentations available?

No, not currently. All presentations are video.

Are there practical or interactive sessions?

Yes, we have organised practical and interactive sessions. These will be outlined in the program and workbook along with any materials you may like to gather to participate.

How do I volunteer to be a presenter?

Complete our expression of interest form here.