HSC Visual Arts Students: Maclean, Grafton and South Grafton High Schools
Presenting a selection of artworks by HSC visual arts students from Maclean, Grafton and South Grafton High Schools for 2018.
At 18 years of age, life is intense. Youth endows energy and vivid sight that perceives the world with fresh eyes. So it is with the artworks presented by the year 12 students of the Clarence Valley Public High Schools. Our students have worked through concepts, developed plans, struggled with materials and techniques to resolve artworks that investigate their original idea.
The time is limited, there are strict rules and the work will be judged and marked for their HSC scores, but fundamentally these works are the captured light of that youthful vision our students possess. They have seen the world through their eyes, looking for the things that interest them most. They have shown us how they see our world.
These young people have learnt new skills, cooperated with models, their peers, their teachers and of course their families to achieve finished results.
As Scott Fitzgerald (the American novelist) said: “At eighteen our convictions are hills from which we look”
We congratulate our students on their struggles and achievements. Brad Neill (SGHS), Mellissa Stanford (MHS) and Cassie Palmer (GHS).
Image Credit: Maeve Elizabeth Grant Circle of Energy (SGHS)