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ARTEXPRESS 2023

The silhouette of a person sitting on a large rock looking up at the night sky

Matthew Barrett, Cherrybrook High School Look up, ARTEXPRESS 2022 © the artist

This is the 40th year at the Art Gallery for this popular and dynamic annual exhibition.

ARTEXPRESS 2023

2 February – 7 May 2023
Preview 1 February, from 5pm

Art Gallery of New South Wales

South Building

Lower level 2

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Featuring a selection of outstanding student artworks developed for the art-making component of the HSC examination in Visual Arts in 2022, ARTEXPRESS 2023 provides insight into students’ creativity and the issues important to them.

The exhibition, in the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ historic South Building, 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.

This year marks 40 years since the first ARTEXPRESS exhibition at the Art Gallery, in 1983.

Since 1989, the Art Gallery has been 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).

ARTEXPRESS is a joint partnership between the NSW Education Standards Authority and NSW Department of Education in association with the Art Gallery of New South Wales