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Amelia’s work selected for ARTEXPRESS 2018

In delightful news, Year 12 student Amelia Turner‘s HSC Art body of work has been selected for exhibition in ARTEXPRESS 2018. Amelia’s drawing of her home suburb, Paddington (19) 20 21, will be displayed at the Art Gallery of NSW from 26 January 2018.

This year, five Ascham students were nominated for this prestigious exhibition. As well as Amelia’s, artworks by Molly Aveyard, Zoe Crow, Ellen Everett and Georgie Turner were retained for consideration. In the end, Amelia’s work was chosen—one of only approximately 250 students to be exhibited, out of 9,097 students who submitted bodies of work for the HSC Visual Arts examination this year.

This shortlisting of all five girls, and the selection of Amelia to be part of the exhibition, is an outstanding achievement for our students and for Ascham’s Art and Design Technology Department and all its teachers, headed by Mr Jeff Morabito.

Amelia’s artist statement about her work Paddington (19) 20 21 says:

A study of my suburb through the ages using drawing and digital media. The project is a graphic investigation of NSW 2021 in three ages.

(19) A survey of historic and unchanged Paddington streetscapes and buildings at an urban and detained scale.
20. An investigation of contemporary and modern additions often attached to rear laneways and side streets due to Woollahra Council’s strict heritage conservation policy.
21. Imagining a future where environmental considerations and community values have continued to shape the character of one of Sydney’s favourite suburbs.

You can read more about ARTEXPRESS on the official website.



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