2 Feb 2013 - 17 Mar 2013
The popular annual showcase of outstanding art by 2012 HSC students from around NSW.
The exhibition included a broad range of approaches to art, with a variety of media used. Visitors to the gallery were astounded at the work these young minds had created. The exhibition was full of fresh ideas and revealed extraordinary technical skills by young artists from the Sutherland Shire and throughout NSW. A visitor to ARTEXPRESS at Hazelhurst was rewarded by seeing the sheer diversity that young people had employed in depicting sophisticated ideas. Artworks examined a variety of interesting themes ranging from issues of social, cultural and spiritual significance through to aspects of personal identity and home environment. In 2013 there was a strong emphasis on nature and the impact of man.
Hazelhurst added another perspective to this exhibition with a focus on the art making process – the journey an artist takes when planning and producing an artwork, including a few wrong turns along the way! Such a view often reveals the artist’s intent or rationale which can be a pathway towards a greater understanding of the work. The exhibit included the bodies of work of 51 exceptional students, 10 of whom were local.
Image: Sarah Butler, Kirrawee High School, Emma (The Encounter), Painting.