Art Express is a culmination of a years’ worth of artistic exploration, struggle, experimentation, self-exploration, and expression. A yard stick to measure HSC students’ commitment to concept, and an execution of material practice. It includes a broad range of approaches and expressive forms, including ceramics, collection of works, documented forms, drawing, graphic design, painting, photo media, printmaking, sculpture, textiles and fibre, and time-based forms.
This year Mrs Goodall and Miss Hughes took year 11 & 12 Visual Arts students’ to the Art Gallery of New South Wales, to inspire and motivate their own artistic practice. Students found the exhibition to be intriguing, a little bit intimidating, and reflective of a consistent commitment to art. The works covered concepts ranging from the eradication of Hipsters, landscape Lino prints, coral reefs sculpted from the plastic to an evocative inquiry into close ups of the human mouth. Students were then given the opportunity to hear from the artists themselves who assured them that the most important thing to do when undertaking the overwhelming task of a major work was to: pick a subject that is relevant to their own world; use a medium they are confident in; and to listen to their teachers. Mrs Goodall and Miss Hughes couldn’t agree more.
It was a wonderful excursion, with impeccable student behaviour. RPCS Visual Arts class of 2018, we can’t wait to see the unique and complex ideas you have in store for us!