Showcase of students' talent

THE works are now under lock and key awaiting assessment from HSC examiners next term.

But before being submitted by students, major visual arts works by 19 year 12 Taree High students were exhibited for family, friends and schoolmates in a special showcase.

A mix of photography, painting, mixed media, drawing and clever use of technology, head teacher of creative and performing arts Gary Curtis said most of the works use fairly traditional mediums with a modern contemporary approach.

There’s also a diverse range of subject matter.

“Some are deep and meaningful, some involve personal issues and some are more broadly based,” said Mr Curtis.

Most of the works include artist statements, which are not required as part of the assessment but something that is becoming standard practice.

The students have been working towards this moment for the past 12 months and have also compiled a visual process diary, which is part of their school assessment.

Many works are to be examined at the school early next term, while other – time based form, photography, film and digital media, will be sent to Sydney for specialist marking.

Mr Curtis said most of the students have completed a series of works and what they will submit for the HSC is the best work from that series.

“I’m pleased for the the students who have taken a challenge and have been able to work through it and develop their skills, taking an idea and working out how to achieve it.”

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