ARTEXPRESS at the Armory 2014 - Free art exhibition at Sydney Olympic Park
27 Feb 2014
This year’s largest metropolitan ARTEXPRESS exhibition will open to the public at Sydney Olympic Park’s Armory Gallery on Tuesday 4 March. The FREE exhibition of 2013 HSC Visual Arts students’ major works will run daily from 10am-4pm until Sunday 27 April (inclusive).
A collection of some of the best HSC artworks of 2013, the tenth annual ARTEXPRESS at the Armory display will showcase hundreds of artworks created by 57 students from schools across NSW.
Assembled for the third year in a row by respected curator Danielle Gullotta, the works featured in this year’s exhibition will be linked by the theme Transition.
“ARTEXPRESS at the Armory 2014 will explore the concept of a transformation, of passing from one state, place or subject matter to the next. This year’s display is genuinely thought-provoking and indicative of the great young artistic talent we have in NSW,” said Danielle Gullota.
“The transition theme is evident through each body of work's exploration of the artist’s perspective of their world, with many demonstrating their transition from youth to adult in this image-saturated world. For example, some students have created works that reflect their inner world where dreams and surreal ideas merge with reality, while others have questioned their place in a consumer society increasingly dominated by technology."
The 2014 collection spans a broad range of expressive media forms including painting, photomedia, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, graphic design, documented forms, textiles and fibre, ceramics and time-based forms.
Due to the unique space available at Sydney Olympic Park’s heritage-listed Newington Armory venue, ARTEXPRESS at the Armory 2014 will boast the complete bodies of works by many students.
Visitors will have the chance to vote for their favourite artwork, with a ‘People’s Choice Award’ to be presented this year. The winning artist and one voter will each receive a Total Concert Experience of their choice at Allphones Arena, including pre-show entertainment, canapés and beverages. Plus A reserved seating and post-show party.
ARTEXPRESS at the Armory 2014 will also feature FREE Curator Talks from noon on Sunday 9 March and Sunday 20 April, as well as a range of FREE kids’ workshops during the Easter school holidays at the Armory Gallery...
ARTEXPRESS Kids In the Park Workshops
Draw and collage your own hybrid creature inspired by artworks in the exhibition to present the idea of transformation. Ages 5-13
Tuesday 15 April & Tuesday 22 April 10am–12pm and 1pm – 3pm
Bookings essential 02 9714 7870
The Armory Gallery is located at Building 18 at Newington Armory, accessible via Jamieson St at Sydney Olympic Park.
For information, visit sydneyolympicpark.com.au/artexpress or call 9714 7888. Also, check-out Sydney Olympic Park’s YouTube Channel, follow @olympicpark_syd on Twitter or visit facebook.com/SydneyOlympicPark.ARTEXPRESS at the Armory 2014
WHERE: Newington Armory Gallery at Sydney Olympic Park
- EXHIBITION: Tuesday 4 March – Sunday 27 April (inclusive), from 10am–4pm daily (FREE!)
- CURATOR TALKS: Sunday 9 March and Sunday 20 March
- KIDS’ WORKSHOPS: Tuesday 15 and 22 April, from 10am-12pm or 1pm-3pm (FREE!)
FOR ALL MEDIA ENQUIRIES INCLUDING IMAGES AND INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES, PLEASE CONTACT:
Natalie Miller, Verve Communications T: 02 8006 2842 M: 0424 033 198 E: firstname.lastname@example.org