Creating, moulding, reshaping, and refining my body of work was a lengthy process, although through all the prominent decisions made, I could finally view my end result with such pride. I chose a medium that I had briefly engaged with before the construction of my body...

The HSC Intensive Program is a 60 hour NESA endorsed course run by the National Art School in Darlinghurst. Out of 390 applicants statewide, an impressive five Emanuel School students were accepted. The course is split into two sessions that run during the mid-year and...

Spotlight, our September exhibition of selected Year 1-6 artworks, showcased the array of materials, techniques and subject matter studied in Primary Visual Arts in 2018.

Year 1 demonstrated their development of skills when drawing a plant from life. The additional exte...

'Future Artefact' is an exhibition of prints and ceramics by this year's Year 11 Visual Arts group. 

The print based elements of the display come from a unit of work titled 'Wallpaper'. Here students needed to respond to a quote by Michael Shermer -

Humans are pattern-...

Apostrophe. (n.)

1. A punctuation mark indicating possession or the omission of letters or numbers.

2. When something is attributed to, or possessed by someone or something, then an apostrophe is used before an s at the end of the noun. Eg: ’18 (2018) or ‘they’d (they w...

This year we decided to combine the annual Emanuel Archies Portrait competition with the celebration of International Women’s Day. Anyone from Year K to 12 was able to enter a portrait, the only criteria being it had to be on the canvas supplied, and it had to be a por...

Towards the start of the year, the Visual Arts team put a call out to our colleagues throughout all parts the School staff, to contribute to an exhibition dedicated to showcasing staff artworks. The response was substantial and diverse to say the least. The artworks su...

3/19/2018

Creating my body of work was a deeply rewarding process that I will forever cherish. Each decision along the way was carefully considered to most effectively develop my original vision into my final 12 piece compilation. Initially, developing a concept proved to be mor...

2/20/2018

We started by looking at the ceramic work of Finnish artist Maija Liisa Vasenius and painter Elsworth Kelly. Through deconstructing and annotating their work we were able to start our own creative process. We then explored the term ‘soft machine’ as a prompt for thinki...

To round off a year of artmaking and a series of exhibitions, the Visual Arts Department was proud to recently present ‘Spotlight’. This exhibition brought together a small selection of artworks from Years 1 -10. Works ranged from explorations of abstraction in acrylic...

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Emanuel School Visual Arts 

contemporary visual practice underpinned by our understanding of the past