[skip to content]

Contact Us
8536 5700
hazelhurst@ssc.nsw.gov.au
782 Kingsway, Gymea NSW

About Hazelhurst

Admission:Free

Opening Hours

Gallery:10am - 5pm

Cafe Hours:9am - 4pm

Gallery Shop:10am - 4pm

Art Centre

Mon - Thur:9am - 9:30pm

Fri - Sun:9am - 5pm

Public Holidays

Closed New Years Day, Good Friday, Christmas and Boxing Day. Close at 2pm on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

View Location Map

Hazelhurst sponsor list, Arts NSW, Artwork Transposrt, Moran Aged Care, Tradies

ARTEXPRESS 2019

9 Feb 2019 - 22 Apr 2019

Curated by Hazelhurst, this annual showcase of outstanding art is selected from the 2018 HSC practical examination in Visual Arts.

This year there is a strong emphasis on drought and fire, waste, humanity’s negative impact on the environment, the minutiae of life, and the importance of our natural environment. In addition students also reveal their inner world as well: the impact of time, the escapism of digital games, the inner anxiety we all experience, and the fear and anger associated with life threatening illness.

See all of the student works, and read more about them, on the ARTEXPRESS 2019 - Student Works page.

Iris Li of St Ursula’s College in her work, Cultural metamorphosis, explores multiculturalism in contemporary Australia by introducing anthropomorphised animals into recognisable scenes of Sydney that appear in anime style. She is challenging us to consider how new cultures challenge and stretch us to understand different beliefs and traditions arising out of multiculturalism.

Jaimee Fischer from Abbotsleigh in her work, Resilience, reflects on the ability to overcome adversity and the capacity for renewal. Referencing the banksia serrata, a plant which requires fire for renewal, she challenges the audience to consider whether adversity is to be considered as destructive or a source of renewal and to further consider our relationship to the world.

Jacqueline Shen from North Sydney Girls High School in her work, ёin a dogís ageí (In a Dog’s Age), considers how time impacts life and companionship. By creating ‘memory boxes’ she shows the transition of time and the aging of her pet dog but concludes that memories remain forever.

Noah Eakin from Byron Bay High School in his work, Warrior Within, has created a character in his search for strength when facing the trauma of cancer and the fear of chemotherapy. His character traverses the darkness of a forest, a river of reflection and an ocean of cleansing as he begins a journey of healing.

Belinda Hanrahan, Director of Hazelhurst Arts Centre said the exhibition has been curated by the Gallery’s Kate Milner and Stephanie Bray and this year it is as strong in ideas as ever and reveals extraordinary technical skills by young artists throughout NSW.

Hazelhurst joins other venues across New South Wales in hosting the ARTEXPRESS exhibition, seen by thousands of people.

 

ARTEXPRESS_LOGO_2018.jpg    NSW-Gov-Waratah-logo.jpg

ARTEXPRESS is a joint partnership between The New South Wales Department of Education and NSW Education Standards Authority  in association with Hazelhurst Arts Centre.

Supporting Sponser:

SS_2018.jpg                    

   

Patron:

Dobell_2018.jpg
 

 

 

Image:  Iris Li, Cultural Metamorphosis (detail), Graphic Design, St Ursula’s College.

 

 

More Information: 02 8536 5700
hazelhurst@ssc.nsw.gov.au

Did this page help you?

We monitor feedback and will respond to your comments if you include your email address.



Please type the characters you see in the picture below

Please type the code in the box above