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HSC study days

For Year 11 students from Low Socio-economic Status (Low SES) School Communities and schools from the following NSW regions:

  • Western Sydney
  • South Western Sydney
  • Hunter/Central Coast
  • Illawarra and South East

This full-day program focuses on approaches to Section 1 and 2 of the HSC Visual Arts written examination, specifically addressing and investigating questions from the paper.

It will also familiarise teachers and students with the Gallery’s collection as a valuable resource for the Stage 6 syllabus.

2014 program

This year, our HSC Study Days will be held on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 November, and include entry to the exhibition Pop to popism.

Gallery entry
Registration, Domain Theatre, lower level 3

Welcome and introduction

The Gallery’s coordinator of secondary education programs, Leeanne Carr, will discuss approaches to Section 1 of the HSC Visual Arts 2014 written paper

Morning tea

Group 1
The Gallery’s educators will discuss approaches to Section 2 of the HSC Visual Arts 2014 written paper using examples from the Gallery’s collection. Students will move through the Gallery, exploring a range of art periods, styles and media.

Group 2
The Gallery’s coordinator of outreach programs, Louise Halpin, will lead exercises and activities designed to support students in their approach to the written exam.

Groups swap activities

Lunch (self-catered)

Introduction and viewing of Pop to popism


Book and pay by Friday 31 October

After this date, places will be offered to schools on the waiting list.

Max 45 students per school
$20 per student
Free for teachers (1 per 15 students)
Includes exhibition entry, morning tea
Bring lunch, pencil and VAPD in a small bag

On your booking form, choose 'Study Morning’ under Exhibition Program Format and write 'HSC study days 2014’ under Topic.

Make a booking