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Emerging, Exciting, Innovative Talent
How would you show the world how you feel about a concern or concept close to your heart? Each year dedicated HSC Visual Arts students think about issues important to them and portray them in an array of expressive forms. ARTEXPRESS is a platform inviting you to experience these powerful pieces that are the product of much hard work, and to see first-hand the exciting, innovative, dynamic and fresh young talents.
The exhibition occurs over eleven months (5th February - 6th November), over a number of regional galleries - from Hazelhurst Regional Gallery in south Sydney, to the famous Art Gallery of NSW, to the Glasshouse in Port Macquarie, among others. Each venue takes its turn to host at different times of the year, some of which overlap, meaning you'll always have a piece of ARTEXPRESS yet to see. Find the 2016 schedule here.
Artworks that make it into ARTEXPRESS are selected by regional curators and Creative Arts teachers from the nominees made by HSC markers. Nominations are not based on marks but those deemed ideal examples of how a student has creatively transformed an affair important to them into one of a broad range of expressive forms. Each year approaches from ceramics, to drawing, to sculpture, to fibre, to time-based forms, and much more are witnessed in the ongoing showcase. Each gallery you visit will be sure to have something novel.
Not only will you see the end-product of some incredible artistic talent, but a diversity of thought-provoking concepts. How do you feel about the the last stream on earth being poisoned? The way you may be haunted by the past? Or how, despite being full of radiant lights, the fast-paced nature of the city can make us forget to truly appreciate what's around us right now (the story behind the artwork below)?
Curators choose student pieces which have made sophisticated use of materials and medium to communicate a strong, bold concept. That's why you'll see artworks, such as the work below that addresses the gender binary, challenging ideas that surround us. Some on the other hand, like this extensive series of ceramics, may just leave you compelled to explore - in this case, the exploration of the Australian landscape.
Don't miss the opportunity to experience these displays of art from our talented students in a showcase series that has been a part of our culture for a long time now; since the late 1950's! Check out the official ARTEXPRESS page for this year's exhibition dates, locations, and more about past and current pieces.