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46 outstanding artworks selected from 2011 HSC Visual Arts students

Left: Jordan Munns, Long after I am gone, photomedia, (detail) Model Farms High School
Right: Georgia McGlennon, Stigmata, photomedia, (detail) Ascham School

The annual ARTEXPRESS exhibition is one of the most popular exhibitions at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The exhibition brings together an outstanding selection of artworks produced by teenage artists.

Drawn from works submitted for the NSW Higher School Certificate Visual Arts examination, ARTEXPRESS provides insights into students’ creativity and the issues and ideas that are of importance to them. The exhibition presents the independent voice of young people to a large and diverse audience and exemplifies not just their exceptional talent but also the expertise of the Visual Arts teachers who guide them through their studies.

ARTEXPRESS 2012 at the Gallery presents 46 outstanding artworks selected from over 9700 students who sat the HSC Visual Arts examination in 2011. These works include painting, drawing, photomedia, printmaking, textiles and fibre, ceramics, graphic design, time-based forms and sculpture.

Leeanne Carr, coordinator of secondary education programs at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, says: “This is an exciting and innovative exhibition presenting the wealth of creativity and imagination nurtured in NSW Visual Arts classrooms. This year marks our 29th ARTEXPRESS exhibition at the Gallery.”

Information about all the exhibiting artists and artworks, and a curator’s talk, can be found at from 22 February. A virtual walk-through of the exhibition will be available shortly thereafter.

ARTEXPRESS is a joint initiative of the NSW Department of Education and Communities and the Board of Studies NSW in association with the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

On view
22 Feb – 22 Apr 2012
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney


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