On Tuesday evening, the 2023 HSC Art Show opened to the Ascham community. This year’s exhibition included bodies of work by 32 talented Year 12 Visual Arts students. The remarkable work the girls created represents a significant relationship between themselves and their Visual Arts Department teachers, and is the product of numerous terms of experimentation, refinement, and pure sheer hard work.
A special thanks to Emma Sheehan, Ascham Old Girl (2013) and artist, who delivered an inspired opening address. She spoke of her personal journey across various creative endeavours before returning to her love of painting – a craft she developed here at Ascham.
Congratulations to Year 12 student Lucy (pictured above with mum and older sister Alexandra, AOG 2020) for receiving the prestigious Ascham Foundation Art award for her body of work Gamble Responsibly. This work will come into Ascham’s permanent collection and will be on show around the school.
The members of the Visual Arts Department who taught Year 12 should be proud of their exceptional work with our students. Their experience, expertise and determination to see each student do their very best has resulted in a variety of polished works.
We wish our Year 12 Visual Arts students every success in the coming months with the marking of the artworks and the sitting of their final HSC Art examination.
STOP PRESS! In an exciting update, one of our students has been selected for exhibition in 2024 ARTEXPRESS! Five others were also nominated. Congratulations to:
⭐ Georgia Shelley, whose body of work The Pursuit of Perfection will be displayed as part of the Virtual VX Exhibition.
Congratulations also to our five other nominated students:
⭐ Elise Havens
⭐ Zoe Hill
⭐ Alexandra Jones
⭐ Lucy McLaughlin
⭐ and Matilda Walker.
Given that 8,660 students submitted bodies of work in 2023, and only a small percentage of student artworks were nominated for ARTEXPRESS consideration, all these students can be very proud of their achievements.