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Making Marks: A Celebration of Children’s Art now part of the UTAS collection

The 19th November marked a significant point in the movement of change for children in the early years in Tasmania, with B4 officially handing over a number of the artworks and associated documentation of the Making Marks exhibition to the University of Tasmania (UTAS) collection as part of their study and research resources.

By acquisition of these artworks, made by children birth to 4 years from across Tasmania, UTAS is publicly validating, honouring and caring for the voices of our youngest citizens.

The Exhibition travelled the state visiting, Burnie, Queenstown, Launceston, East Coast and Huonville.

B4 has also created a range of resources to support the work which can be accessed via the B4 website or via the links below:

Making Marks; The Development of Childrens Drawing

Making Marks visible

Showcasing marks

A “How-To” kit for communities’ to create a childrens art exhibition


Tasmanian Early Years Educator Award for Science Education Sponsored by ECET South & STAT open now

Recognise an exemplary Tasmanian Early Years educator inspiring their learners through science, inquiry and play?

Open to all registered Tasmanian Early years educators  (teachers) working in DoE, Catholic or independent schools or Education and Care settings

Applications close December 10.

Apply online: http://The Marj Colvill Award 2021 | Science Teachers Association of Tasmania Inc. (


Tasmanian Women’s Strategy Survey 2022 – 2025

The Minister for Women, the Hon Jane Howlett MLC, has announced the release of a public survey to inform the development of the new Tasmanian Women’s Strategy 2022-25.

The survey was first conducted in 2017 and received 1300 responses. This survey expands the previous survey with questions about women’s experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, and asks extra questions about women’s experiences with the health sector. They have also expanded the general demographic information section to align with questions around gender and sexuality asked in the recent LGBTQI+ Community Survey, also run by Communities Tasmania.

Running the survey a second time provides the Tasmanian Government with an opportunity to identify emerging trends, and will help focus implementation toward priority areas.

The survey is available via the Women in Tasmania website (Women in Tasmania) or directly at the Survey Monkey link: Tasmanian Women’s Strategy 2022-2025 Public Survey (

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