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HSC Showcases and Exhibitions

Read more about each of the annual HSC showcases and exhibitions.

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ARTEXPRESS is an annual exhibition of exemplary artworks created by students for the Higher School Certificate examination in Visual Arts. The works represent a broad range of subject matter, approaches, styles and media including painting, photomedia, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, graphic design, documented forms, textiles and fibre, ceramics, time-based forms and collections of works.

ARTEXPRESS represents the high standards and diversity achieved by Year 12 Visual Arts students in New South Wales schools.

ARTEXPRESS (Department of Education and Communities)


ARTEXPRESS gallery guides

ARTEXPRESS gallery guides

The guides include space for student notes.

2014 Exhibition dates

Metropolitan exhibitions

McGlade Art Gallery, Australian Catholic University
30 April - 24 May
Margaret Whitlam Galleries, University of Western Sydney
8 August - 27 September

Regional exhibitions

Tweed River Art Gallery
4 April - 8 June
Wollongong Art Gallery
17 May - 13 July
Maitland Regional Art Gallery
23 May - 6 July
Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
24 July - 23 August
Bathurst Regional Gallery
3 October - 15 November
Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie
17 October - 7 December

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Callback is the showcase of exemplary performances and compositions by HSC students of Dance. Performances of Callback have provided valuable demonstrations of HSC standards to students and teachers of Dance since 1993. This is a great opportunity for students who are currently studying HSC Dance as well as for students who are contemplating undertaking this as a course of study. At the conclusion of each matinee performance there is a Q&A with the performers and HSC markers.

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DesignTECH is an exhibition of outstanding Major Design Projects from Higher School Certificate Design and Technology students.

DesignTECH opened at the Powerhouse Museum on 21 February 2014 and closed 11 May 2014


The DesignTECH seminar program is held to complement the exhibtion at the Powerhouse Museum. The seminars focus on students' major design projects for Stage 6 Design and Technology syllabus.

Seminars for the Preliminary and HSC courses are presented in separate sessions.

DesignTECH regional tour dates and venues

Tamworth Regional Gallery
466 Peel Street, Tamworth
23 May – 21 June

For more information and group bookings contact:

Phone: 6767 5248
Fax: 6767 5249

Museum of the Riverina
Cnr Bayliss and Morrow Streets, Wagga Wagga
2 July – 3 August
For more information and group bookings contact:

Phone: 6926 9655

General inquiries:: (02) 9367 8309

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ENCORE is a program of outstanding performances and compositions by students from the Higher School Certificate Music examinations. It is held annually at the Sydney Opera House.

2013 HSC Encore Program (PDF)

General (non-booking) inquiries: (02) 9367 8309

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2013 HSC Encore Program

2013 HSC Encore Program


InTech is an exhibition of outstanding Major Projects from Higher School Certificate Industrial Technology students.

The exhibition covers all Industrial Technology focus areas – Timber Products and Furniture, Automotive, Electronics, Graphics, Metal and Engineering, and Multimedia. The exhibition includes students’ folios that document the design, management, communication and production of their projects.

2014 Exhibition dates

Sydney Timber and Working with Wood Show, Sydney Showground, Homebush
Friday 27 June to Sunday 29 June 2014
10.00 am to 5.00 pm daily
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OnSTAGE is a presentation and exhibition of group and individual performances and projects by Higher School Certificate Drama students. The OnSTAGE season at the Seymour Centre is presented by the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW and the NSW Department of Education and Communities.

General (non-booking) inquiries: (02) 9367 8309



Texstyle is an exhibition of Higher School Certificate Textiles and Design major projects.

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Young Writers Showcase

Young Writers Showcase is an anthology of some of the extraordinary Major Works in print, sound and visual media submitted for the HSC English Extension 2 course.

Copies of the Young Writers Showcase are available through the Board of Studies online shop.

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