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Image of part of ArtExpress artist Hannah Clements work, 'Flourish'

Part of 'Flourish' by Hanna Clements of Sydney Girls High School
Expressive form: Sculpture

If you live in Sydney and have yet to see the ArtExpress 2012 exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, you have just one week before it’s too late. It is well worth a special trip to the Art Gallery just to see this wonderful exhibition. Trust me on this.

ArtExpress is the annual exhibition of outstanding student artworks developed for the art making component of the Higher School Certificate examination in Visual Arts for 2011. So, for the uninitiated – the artists who make up this exhibition are school students of around 17 years of age, give or take a year.

Every year I am blown away by the artistic talent we have bubbling away within our secondary schools.Β Have a taster…

Image of part of ArtExpress artistLisa Koesterke 'A Collection of Post Cards from Wits End'

'A Collection of Post Cards from Wits End' by Lisa Koesterke of Mullumbimby High School
Expressive form: Collection of works

Image of part of ArtExpress artist Lisa Koesterke details from 'A Collection of Post Cards from Wits End'

'A Collection of Post Cards from Wits End' (Detail) by Lisa Koesterke

Image of Art Express artist Anna Zhong's work  'Healthy Living'

'Healthy Living' by Anna Zhong of James Ruse Agricultural High School
Expressive form: Painting

Image of Art Express artist Georgia McGlennon's work 'Stigmata'

'Stigmata' by Georgia McGlennon of Ascham School
Expressive form: Photomedia

Image of Art Express Christopher artist Fiorini's work '...a thousand words'

'...a thousand words' by Christopher Fiorini of St Patrick's College, Strathfield
Expressive form: Photomedia

ArtExpress is a free exhibition and will be on show at the Art Gallery of New South Wales until Sunday, 22 April 2012.

(All images sourced from here)

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