Monday, February 28, 2011

Art Express 2011

Another fantastic year at Art Express, the NSW HSC art students showcase. It's quite phenomenal to see 17 and 18 year olds creating such a jaw dropping selection of works, all while juggling at least another 4 or 5 subjects.
ALCHEMY - Amy Burgess, Pymble Ladies College

THE NATURAL SELECTION - Isabella Natasha Rich, SCEGGS Darlinghurst
I remember feeling so much pressure in my last year of high school, myself and many of my friends believing that if we didn't do well, the rest of our lives would be a barren wasteland of terribleness! It's truly amazing that such imagination, depth and life can be mined and created under such circumstances, that's what makes this exhibition a bit of a yearly must-see.
detail from above
This year, I was really impressed with how many works crossed the traditional boundaries of drawing, painting and photography - instead many works also incorporated a combination of video, performance and installation.
THE HAWKESBURY: IN MEMORY OF JOHN - Alexandra Judith Mitchell, Ku-Ring-Gai Creative Arts High School
detail from above

SOMETHING IN THE AIR - Jacob Zinman Jeanes, Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School
detail from above
MASKED - Joel Matarana, St Aloysius College
detail from above
THE GOOD WIFE'S GUIDE - Laura Wingrove, Ku-Ring-Gai Creative Arts High School
detail from above
video piece from THE GOOD WIFE'S GUIDE above
I was very happy to see two pupils from my old school, Ku-Ring-Gai Creative Arts High School exhibiting this year. I've got to say, it wasn't really so "Creative Arts" when I was a student there, so it's great to see that it seems to be more living up to the name now!

Art Express runs until 10th April 2011 at the Art Gallery of NSW


  1. hello! i used to love going to see art express when i lived in sydney. so much talent!
    p.s. thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. i love hearing from new people & getting a chance to check out new blogs :)

  2. Ooo thanks Captain KK! I love your blog, so I'm all a flutter that you've made it over here and commented! Thanks!