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The Story Behind 4CATS Art Education

In 2002, 4CATS EDUCATION released their first publication, Art Issues. Since then over 30 Art Education publications written specifically VCE Art and Studio Arts students have been published. Our publication focus is content driven and we strive for informative, progressive and current information.

In 2017, we move forward with the new VCAA Study Design for VCE Studio Arts and VCE Art. We will release a new textbook called STUDIO KNACK for Unit 1 – 4 Studio Arts. The Studio Arts textbook will be complemented with a series of online lectures for students.

Our clearly written publications meet the VCAA Study Design requirements and are a practical resource designed to save teacher time and research and to lead the student to further personal research.

We aim to motivate the student to engage more easily with sometimes complex art industry issues and locate current industry information that may be difficult to find. 4CATS publications currently service over 90% of secondary schools in Victoria and tertiary institutions throughout Australia.

Author Background

Therese Gilligan has 14 years senior VCE STUDIO ARTS teaching experience. She has a Bachelor of Education (Visual Arts) and a Master of Education (Visual Arts) both from the University of Melbourne. She has many years of VCE Studio Arts Assessor experience and as a Studio Arts Examiner for the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority (VCAA). Therese is an experienced gallerist and arts project consultant having curated numerous exhibitions of Australian Art and art consulting on both private and commercial art collections.

Philip Grant has been a Commercial Gallery Director and has extensive experience in public sector management including arts facilities and programs. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Art History), Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws (Copyright), all from the University of Melbourne. His professional legal expertise extends to artistic copyright protection as well as intellectual property protection in various design research sectors.

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Art Industry /Exhibition Review Lectures available now

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“Don’t wait until you reach your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of every step you take.”

Therese Gilligan

We Deliver Online Resources For VCE Studio Arts


In 2017, we will release our new online lectures for VCE Studio Arts students called 4cats Hookup. The online program will respond to the 2017 VCE Studio Arts Study Design. The 4cats Hookup online program will provide students with a series of lectures that cover all areas of the VCE Unit 3 / 4 Studio Arts curriculum. Online early in 2017.

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