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In Visual Arts, students are encouraged to explore, experiment and master skills in a range of artistic forms such as drawing, painting, ceramics, printmaking, photomedia, digital media, sculpture, installation and documented forms.
Students can extend their knowledge of art and artists by attending exhibitions such as the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes, Art Express, and other significant blockbuster exhibitions at the Art Gallery of NSW and the Museum of Contemporary Art, as well as smaller contemporary galleries. Our students have entered (and been highly successful in) competitions such as the Mosman Youth Art Prize, The Young Archies, and The Bishops Art Prize.
Senior students can take part in a three-day Art Camp at Bundanon, ( part of Arthur Boyd’s estate), giving them a unique opportunity to work in a collaborative context. The Bundanon experience lets them immerse themselves in their own artmaking practice by responding to the surrounding environment. They get to experience working in both outdoor and studio environments, and enrich their abilities and understanding of being an artist as they learn from some of the best artists in Australia.
Senior students can also do the Photography Course in Year 11. This course is an excellent way for students to learn new skills, as well as extend those already familiar with the fundamentals of photography. A highlight of the course is an excursion to Cockatoo Island, where students explore Sydney’s history and compare it to the modern city around Circular Quay.