HSC bodies of work

SageB1
Sage1b
SageB2
SageB3
Ronan4
Ronan3
Ronan1
Ronan2
Ricky1
Ricky2
Ricky3
Ricky4
Pnina2
Pnina3
Pnina1
Pnina5
Pnina4
Mikayla6
Mikayla5
Mikayla9
Mikayla7
Mikayla8
Lexee2
Lexee1
Lexee4
Lexee3
Joel2
Joel1
Jemima4
Jemima3
Jemima2
Jemima1
Hannah1a
7D
7E
7C
7B
Eitan13
Eitan11
Eitan9
Eitan12
Eitan10
Bri1
Bri3b
Bri2b
Bri4b
Arthur2
Arthur5
Arthur3
Arthur4

In many ways, for a student, learning can seem entirely about deciphering rules, structures, disciplines and frameworks; and these are all valuable lessons. Though, as we learn these structures, we are also faced with choices between our compliance and divergence within them. When do I obey and when do I rebel? The creative process navigates us through our learning, in a way that somehow synthesises these opposing impulses.   

When a student of Visual Arts arrives at their final year, they confront a unique undertaking. The Visual Arts ‘body of work’ needs to engage in and in turn communicate significant conceptual investigations of self and of the world around us. It needs to do so through the manipulation of a broad spectrum of materials and techniques and engage with the historical and contemporary contexts that ultimately inform all artists and their audiences.   With this brief, students face an empty space; a ‘blank canvas’. They must conceive and define their subject matter. They must develop their aesthetics and skill sets. They must cultivate and refine what will become their fundamental artistic practice.

The creative process that has driven each of the artworks in this year’s HSC Showcase is also the force that continues to fuel our cultural momentum. As such, it stands as a most valuable and essential human attribute, and one that each of the artists herein have embraced.

Emanuel School Visual Arts 

contemporary visual practice underpinned by our understanding of the past