InSEA is a wonderful welcoming organisation of International significance and outreach. As the councillor for South East Asia and the Pacific (SEAP) from 2017 I would like to continue my work in increasing membership in the region, by working on virtual galleries (through the Research & Praxis Group), reviewing for IJETA as a member of the Publications Board and through contributions to visual journals such as the recent SEAP IMAG Call due on 30 September http://www.insea.org/IMAG%238. As a recent research award winner and convenor of a national professional association I will contribute my expertise to mentor others, engage in international projects and dialogue by working with fellow councillors to raise the profile and interactivity of members in the region and beyond. I aim to engage all educators and students in diverse sites and international projects to increase connectedness capabilities of individuals and the global outreach of InSEA as an organisation.
Dr Kim Snepvangers is Director: Professional Experience and Engagement Projects at UNSW Sydney: Art & Design. Kim is a UNSW Teaching Fellow and as the recipient of a 2016 UNSW Strategic Educational Fellowship Grant (SEF#3) titled: New Approaches to the Development of Professional Identity through Independent Critical Reflection her research interweaves creative and professional leadership contexts. At the recent InSEA European Congress at Aalto University, Finland "Artistic & Scientific Interventions" Kim received the inaugural 2018 InSEA Award for Excellence in Research in Education through Art (AEREtA). Her previous role as Head, School of Art History & Art Education (2013-2005) managed the strategic direction of art & design education and art history & theory which gained a maximum 5 star rating in ERA. Recent leadership roles comprise: Art & Design Executive Women in Research Network (WIRN) winning the inaugural UNSW Presidents Award in 2017; Co-Convener Arts Education Research Practice Special Interest Group (AERPSIG) in AARE; HDR Supervisor; Visiting Scholar Penn State; Editorial Board Australian Art Education and recipient of two Art & Design Innovation Grants. As Professional Experience Project (PEP) Coordinator Kim’s appointment encompasses a number of new strategic partnerships with key creative industries, museums, galleries and collectives in designing innovative teaching and learning pathways to meet future and current needs of students. She has extensive management and research experience in developing transitional educative spaces between academic, creative and professional practice. In 2018 she is the author of a commissioned International Encyclopedia Entry and 3 Co-Edited Books. Recent Publications see Online URL http://research.unsw.edu.au/people/ms-kim-louise-snepvangers/publications.
Kim also exhibits her artworks: Nationally, she was one of eight Indigenous and non-Indigenous women invited by curators Professor Tracey Bunda (SCU) and Dr Louise Phillips (UG) to exhibit/perform work in the curated group exhibition: Stories of belonging: black and white artivist women tell, sing, dance, paint, sculpt, stitch ancestry and place. Kulin Dargin Indigenous Talking Circle Space, State Library of Queensland (SLQ) Brisbane. Anywhere Festival, May 2018. Internationally, she was one of eighteen artists selected to exhibit work in the curated group exhibition: Dark Days, White Nights in betaspace at Aalto University, Finland. Contemporary artistic approaches which engage with the exhibition theme, cultural diversity, post-humanism, new materialism and eco-justice in June 2018. Curators: Minna Suoniemi & Miia Rinne, Aalto University.