Art | Education | Museums | Technology
Leadership | Innovation | Collaboration | Communication
Welcome to the eportfolio website for Jodie Cunningham. On this site you will find information about my work career, experience and attributes. I also work as a practicing artist – If you would like to find out more about my art practice please go to my art website: jodiecunningham.com.
If culture acts as a process of signification, a means of producing meaning that shapes worldviews, learning in museums and other cultural organisations is potentially dynamic and profound, producing self-identities..
Eilean Hooper- Greenhill, 2007, Museums and Education, Purpose, Pedagogy, Performance
I currently work as as Assistant Director – Programs and Partnerships at ACT Historic Places managing a team to develop innovative exhibitions, public programs and learning programs for three historic sites; Lanyon Homestead, Mugga Mugga Cottage and Calthorpes’ House; which include architectural and social history; visual art, indigenous, and green collections.
Previously I worked as Senior Education Designer at Canberra Institute of Technology, developing engaging flexible online learning solutions and high quaility digital resources for TAFE teachers and students. My prior CIT role was as Lecturer, Visual Art and Design – in which I delighted in educating passionate art students. Other work experience includes working in education and; project, event, exhibition and program management; in art galleries, museums and government departments with highlights being Indigenous Visual Arts, the National Gallery of Australia and the National Museum of Australia.
Concurrently I run a business as a Professional Practicing Artist and regularly exhibit in public art installations, group and solo exhibitions. My last last major art exhibition was ‘Canberra Journeys’ for Woolley St Dickson, 2019. I have an obsession with colour, circles, pattern and the delights of perspex; and my work deals with the themes of abstraction, symbolism, ornamentation, colour, play, place, community, architecture, emotion, memory, sustainability and transformation. ( Art Portfolio at jodiecunningham.com)
I have been the recipient of several prestigious awards including the Fulbright Scholarship- Visual and Performing Arts Category, Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship and the University Medal in Visual Art, Australian National University (ANU). I have a Master of Fine Arts Degree, University of New South Wales; Bachelor of Visual Art, ANU and multiple qualifications in Adult Education.
I live in a hot pink house, and when not attempting to transform society though education and museum programs I make art in my studio at m16artspace. I delight in making the world more colourful, parenting my gorgeous children, managing my menagerie of pets and attempting to grow edible food.