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ARTEXPRESS at the Armory 2018, Sydney Olympic Park

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Be inspired, challenged & delighted by HSC artworks
ARTEXPRESS 2018 returns to The Armoury at Sydney Olympic Park in March and you're invited to discover the next exciting crop of talented young artists and their incredible artworks.

Artexpress 2018 The Armoury Sydney
Be inspired by artworks such as Family Therapy: Colour Association by Zali Feliciana Kassi from St Joseph's Catholic College

ARTEXPRESS is an annual exhibition which showcases the artworks completed by visual arts students for their Higher School Certificate. This year, the exhibition will feature works from 47 students from schools across New South Wales.

Be inspired, challenged and delighted by the ideas, creativity and artistic skills of these talented 2017 HSC students.

The artworks in the exhibition come in various forms and use a wide range of materials and media - from paintings, drawings, sculpture, graphic design, textiles, ceramics, photo-media, printmaking, documented forms and time-based forms.

The theme of this years exhibition is "In pursuit". The exhibition curator Danielle Gullotta explains why this theme was chosen. She says, "ARTEXPRESS as a whole engages with the concerns of contemporary life and each of the young artists involved is in pursuit of understanding issues that impact on all our lives, including the influence of globalisation, the impact of technology, addressing imbalances in the natural world, and seeking an understanding of the influence of social connections. The artists strive for self-expression with an awareness of themselves transitioning into adulthood."

Artexpress 2018 The Armoury Sydney
Zaki Ousmand of Homebush Boys High School created a collection of works in mixed media titled Family Through My Eyes

The free exhibition will run over several weeks, so there is plenty of opportunity to go along and take a look for yourself. You can visit between Tuesday 13th March until Sunday 6th May 2018 between the hours of 10am and 4pm daily (including public holidays).

You can also get involved personally by voting for your favourite artwork in the People's Choice Award competition. By doing so, you will put yourself in the draw for a chance to win a $500 Ticketek voucher. For more information, visit the website here.

During the exhibition period there will be a number of free public programs running including:

Curator Talks - Presented by Danielle Gullotta
Providing insights into the theme of the exhibition and into selected bodies of works.
Saturday 24th March, 11am-12pm
Sunday 6th May, 2pm-3pm

In pursuit of experimentation

Kids in the Park school holiday workshop
Kids can experiment with materials to create an artwork
Wednesday 18th April
10.30am-12pm - For 5 - 8 years
1pm-2.30pm - For 9 - 12 years
Bookings Essential Ph: 02-9714-7870

In pursuit of self-expression
Kids in the Park school holiday workshop
Kids are invited to draw and collage a creative response to a
featured artwork of the exhibition presenting their unique personal artistic style.
Monday 23rd April
10.30am-12pm - For 5 - 8 years
1pm-2.30pm - For 9 - 12 years
Bookings Essential Ph: 02-9714-7870

Artexpress 2018 The Armoury Sydney
Sarah Vy Anstee of Prairiewood High School created a stunning body of work titled Fray

Newington Armoury is located within Sydney Olympic Park and has plenty to offer for a great day out. From bike rides to Segway tours, disc golf, a visit to the Birdlife Discovery Centre or a ride on the historic railway there is plenty to keep you busy here. Blaxland Riverside Park is nearby with its fantastic kids playground and the Armoury Wharf Café has your refreshments covered.

The Armoury Gallery is located at Building 18, accessible via Jamieson Street. There is free car parking nearby at Blaxland Riverside Park. For information on getting there and parking, please click here.

ARTEXPRESS is a joint venture of the NSW Department of Education and the NSW Education Standards Authority, presented at the Armory Gallery in association with Sydney Olympic Park Authority.

*Images from ARTEXPRESS website
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Why? Be inspired by incredible art
When: 10am - 4pm daily
Phone: Ph: 02 9714 7870
Where: Newington Armoury, Sydney Olympic Park
Cost: Free
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