My name is Christine Healey. I am an experienced Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) practitioner and gallery and museum educator. I am the current vice-president of the museum and gallery educator special interest group Education Network Victoria (ENVI).
Having initially trained in Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) at Brooklyn Museum, New York (2012), I have undertaken two fellowships at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston. Firstly as a Hugh Rogers Fellow (2013), then as a guest of Independent Schools Victoria (2016).
I am very proud to have introduced Visual Thinking Strategies and the VTS school partnerships into Australian contexts whilst working as Education Manager at Heide Museum of Modern Art.
I am a current PhD Candidate at RMIT University, using Visual Thinking Strategies as part of my methodology, having previously studied;
2010 Master of Arts (Arts Management) with distinction RMIT University
2007 Graduate Certificate in Arts (English Literature) University of Melbourne
2005 Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) University of Melbourne
2004 Bachelor of Fine Art (Photography) Victorian College of the Arts
2004 Diploma of Arts (Cultural Studies) Concurrent University of Melbourne
2001 Diploma in Visual Arts (Painting/Photography) RMIT University
Christine acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which she is based in Narrm (Melbourne, Australia); the Wurundjeri and neighbouring Boonwurrung Peoples of the Kulin Nation, and pays her respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.