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Skye Jessett, St Luke’s Grammar School Age of disruption (detail), ARTEXPRESS 2021

The annual ARTEXPRESS exhibition is one of the most dynamic and popular at the Gallery.

ARTEXPRESS 2021 features a selection of outstanding student artworks developed for the art-making component of the HSC examination in Visual Arts in 2020 – a challenging year – and provides insight into students’ creativity and the issues important to them.

The exhibition encompasses a broad range of approaches and expressive forms, including ceramics, collection of works, documented forms, drawing, graphic design, painting, photomedia, printmaking, sculpture, textiles and fibre, and time-based forms.

These elegant and highly resolved bodies of work demonstrate a creativity, resilience and sustained investigation of the very complex world and times in which we live.

The Art Gallery of NSW is the principal venue for ARTEXPRESS, displaying bodies of work by students from across NSW. Presented in partnership with the NSW Department of Education, Arts Unit and the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).

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NSW Government, Dobell Art Foundation, Macquarie University

4 Feb – 5 Apr 2021

Free admission

Major exhibition gallery