2 March - 25 April 2021
10am - 4pm
Armory Gallery, Newington Armory Sydney Olympic Park
ARTEXPRESS at the Armory 2021: Threads of connection
ARTEXPRESS: Threads of connection captures the expression of a cohort of young artists who created bodies of work amidst the catastrophic Australian bushfires of last Summer, the unprecedented impacts of the global pandemic, and the challenges of remote learning and social distancing. The artists are connected through their universal shared experiences of the past year, which raised questions for them around memory, resilience and renewal.
Several artists have found inspiration from the unpredictability of life and a reassessment of the way we have lived and interacted in society. There is also an exploration of our threads of connection to the natural world, and our social and mental wellbeing.
The creative, personal and collective challenges these young artists shared in 2020 is unique. The threads of social connection to school, friends, family and life before social distancing took on new significance.
ARTEXPRESS at the Armory is an exhibition comprising major works submitted by HSC Visual Art students. We present it in partnership with the NSW Department of Education, the Arts Unit and the NSW Education Standards Authority. This year's exhibition contains exemplary works by 60 students that were created in the midst of the COVID-19 lockdown. Again, ours will be the largest of all the ARTEPRESS exhibitions, and will showcase works by students from western Sydney.
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ARTEXPRESS at the Armory is curated by Danielle Gullotta and is presented by Sydney Olympic Park in association with the Arts Unit.
COVID-19 Response - Conditions of Entry
Sydney Olympic Park is mindful of everyone’s safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are unwell, or come from a NSW Government-designated COVID-19 Hotspot, please do not visit the exhibition. As a Condition of Entry, all Gallery Visitors must check in using the Services NSW COVID-19 QR Code at the entrance to the Armory Gallery. Your co-operation is appreciated.