2017 Media Releases

Student art talent showcased in SMART EXPRESSIONS: An exhibition of HSC artworks

03 April 2017

 5 - 30 April 2017
11am - 5pm Wednesday to Friday, 11am - 4pm Saturday & Sunday
Art Space on The Concourse
409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood

Willoughby City Council presents Smart Expressions, a mixed media exhibition of selected 2016 HSC artworks by students from five local High Schools: Chatswood High, Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner, Mercy Catholic College, St Pius X College and Willoughby Girls High.

The annual exhibition is a highlight of Willoughby’s Visual Arts exhibition program, and is an exciting opportunity for the students to see their artworks in a professional context and for the public to access to our dynamic local talent.

This vibrant collection of artworks demonstrates the high level of skill achieved by the students in their application of paint, use of drawing materials and fine craftsmanship in ceramic and constructed forms.

The multicomponent artworks allow the students to tell their stories with subject matter ranging from the preservation of nature, personal histories, social issues and their day to day lives.

Students selected to have their artwork exhibited include: Kateryna Marchenko, Maddison White, Olivia Luckman, Ellie West, Jessica Ghanem, Momoko Metham, Rose Power, Luca Blasonato Liam Houlihan, Harrison Littrich, Aiden Waterfield, Nick Wellard, Radha Arora, Gawon Kim, Sophia Yong.

The exhibition will be officially opened by Willoughby Mayor, Gail Giles-Gidney at 5.30pm, Wednesday 5 April and is open to the public. Willoughby resident Lucy East, a Music Educator and Visual Artist, will also speak at the opening and share some of her insights working in the creative industries.

“The Smart Expressions exhibition reflects Council’s ongoing commitment to encourage and support both young people and the visual arts in this area. Each year, I’m delighted to see the high level of skill and talent on show from our local students. Congratulations to all those chosen to exhibit works,” said Willoughby Mayor, Gail Giles-Gidney.

The following public workshops are being held in conjunction with the exhibition:

2pm - 4pm Thursday 20 April
Ages 7 +
$10 per person

Have fun creating basic 3D forms transforming wire into figures, objects and animals. Artist Barbara Licha will guide you through various techniques to use metal material safely and creatively, shaping wire by bending, straightening, joining and as well securing edges.

Bookings essential: 0401 638 501 or kathie.najar@willoughby.nsw.gov.au

11am – 1pm Friday 21 April
Ages 11 +
$10 per person

Join Lucy East in this active creative collaboration. This session will include music and art making, with a flash performance and display of artworks to finish, taking home your own handmade visual art score as well as a new sense of adventure and creativity.

Bookings essential: 0401 638 501 or kathie.najar@willoughby.nsw.gov.au

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For non media related enquiries contact Willoughby City Council on 9777 1000 or email@willoughby.nsw.gov.au