HSC bodies of work

Akres1 copy
Akres4
Akres3
Akres2
Brown1
Brown5
Brown3
Brown2
 Spennato1
 Spennato2
 Spennato4
 Spennato3
DiVeroli1
DiVeroli2
DiVeroli3
DiVeroli4
Ephraim1
Ephraim2
Ephraim3
Ephraim4
Gerring1
Gerring2B
Gerring4B
Gerring5B
Jammy4
Jammy1
Jammy2
Jammy3
Kern4
Kern1
Kern2
Klein1
Klein4
Klein3
Klein6
Krite1
Krite5
Krite3
Krite2
Meltzer1
Meltzer2
Meltzer3
Meltzer4
Meyer1
Meyer2
Meyer3
Meyer4
Mitrani7
Mitrani1
Mitrani3
Mitrani6
Orleow1
Orleow2
Orleow3
Orleow5
Owen4
Owen1
Owen2
Owen3
Oziel1
Oziel2
Oziel3
Phillips1
Phillips3
Phillips4
Phillips5
Ronen7
Ronen6
Ronen4
Ronen5
Rosenberg
Rosenberg15
Rosenberg16
Rosenberg18
Sadra11
Sadra1
Sadra3
Sadra10
Sharwood1
Sharwood2
Sharwood4
Sharwood3
Sheps1
Sheps2
Sheps4
Sheps3

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