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ARTEXPRESS: Student Workshop

April 26 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

The ARTEXPRESS Students’ Day is an opportunity for Visual Arts, Design and Photomedia students to investigate the conceptual and material qualities of bodies of work on display at the ARTEXPRESS exhibition at NERAM. The day consists an engaging learning workshop for students to enhance their understanding of the Stage 6 HSC syllabus, discussions about what makes a great VAPD, and a practical arts activity.

ARTEXPRESS is a joint partnership of the NSW Department of Education and the NSW Education Standards Authority in association with the New England Regional Art Museum.


Date: Monday 26th April

Time: 8.30am-3pm

Cost: $20* + booking fee (*special circumstances considered upon application).

Cost with School Membership Discount: $15.00 + booking fee.

Maximum 25 places available and minimum number of students required for event to proceed. BOOK HERE to ensure a place.

Students to bring own recess/lunch, workbook and writing materials for notes



8:30-9am Arrival/ Registration

9:00-9:45 Practical Artmaking Task

9:45-10:45 Gallery Tour and discussion of exhibition and works

10:45-11:15 Morning Tea Self Catered

11:15-1:00 Student Development Forum: Developing Skills in Visual Arts Stage 6

The facilitating teachers will present a session focusing on developing on students’ skills for their Body of Work.

2021 Art Express student Elly Chapple will speak with students about her experiences completing a Body of Work.

Students will have the opportunity to look through past students Bodies of Works and Visual Arts Diaries. They will also view student Body of Work interviews and look at the purpose of an artist statement.

1:00-1:30 Lunch (Self Catered)

1:30-2:00 Resolving Practical Task

2:00-2:45 Looking at the Marking Guidelines. Students will engage in the process of placing artworks created during the day into Bands.

2:45-3:00 Summary and finish.



ARTEXPRESS is an annual series of exhibitions of exemplary artworks created by New South Wales visual art students for the Higher School Certificate examination. See more about ARTEXPRESS here: https://artexpress.artsunit.nsw.edu.au/



ARTEXPRESS Exhibition opening 10th April – 6th Jun

ARTEXPRESS Exhibition Launch, Friday 23rd of April 6pm, see website for booking closer to the date.

ARTEXPRESS Student Workshop, Monday 26th April, 9am – 3pm

ARTEXPRESS Teachers Day, Tuesday 27th April, 9am – 3pm


Image Credit: Jackson Moir, 21 Club, Drawing, Inverell High School.


April 26
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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