5 March - 28 April 2019
10am - 4pm
Armory Gallery, Jamieson Street, Newington Armory
ARTEXPRESS is a joint venture of the NSW Department of Education and the NSW Education Standards Authority. It is a series of exhibitions of exemplary bodies of work created by students for the 2018 New South Wales Higher School Certificate. The bodies of work represent a broad range of subject matter, approaches, styles and media that reflect the high quality of Visual Arts education in New South Wales.
This year’s ARTEXPRESS at the Armory is titled Curious Visions. Curiosity is a desire to seek, understand and learn something unusual or interesting. The quality of being curious is an element of the creative process, where an artist’s inquisitiveness leads them to explore issues, subject matter and develop a visual language to express and communicate. A creative vision involves the capacity to explore or contemplate an ideal with imagination.
Through creative endeavours and focus, artists have been driven by their curiosity to observe closely, to understand the world, to master materials and to resolve their body of work. The process of creating an artwork finds its genesis in an idea, a sketch or a vision that develops form through the process of experimentation and artistic practice.
ARTEXPRESS: Curious Visions presents an exhibition of contemporary artistic practices and highlights the transforming role of art, and the impact of current affairs, social media and popular culture upon emerging artists. In turn, the artist’s curious vision inspires a response in the viewer.
ARTEXPRESS: Curious Visions explores several themes through the exhibition:
Materialising visions Passage of time Inquiring commentary
Urban metropolis Personal encounters Conscious subconscious
Family matters Curious nature Instinctive land
With works by 61 students, this year’s Armory Gallery presentation is again the largest of all the metropolitan exhibitions.
ARTEXPRESS at the Armory is curated by Danielle Gullotta and is presented by Sydney Olympic Park in association with the Arts Unit.
ARTEXPRESS at the Armory 2019 – public program
Public programs: Curator talks
Sunday March 17 Curator talk - Insights into ARTEXPRESS 2019 2pm to 3pm
Sunday April 7 Curator talk - Presenting a body of work 2pm to 3pm
School Holidays workshops: Creative drawing workshops inspired by ARTEXPRESS. Use pencil, paper and collage to create an artwork about a theme explored in ARTEXPRESS 2019.
Tuesday 16 April 5 -8 years 10.30am -12pm and 9 -12 years 1pm -2.30pm
Tuesday 23 April 5 -8 years 10.30am -12pm and 9 -12 years 1pm -2.30pm
Bookings essential, call 9714 7870
ARTEXPRESS: Curious Visions - Exhibition guide & education resource (PDF - 5.3MB)