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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

Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre
1 February - 16 March
The Armory, Sydney Olympic Park Authority
4 March - 27 April
Art Gallery of New South Wales
12 March - 11 May
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

Download ARTEXPRESS Gallery guides

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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.

Callback will be held in the Everest Theatre, Seymour Centre, over two days in February 2014. As well as the performances, student workshops will be held each day. In 2014 separate workshops will be run for Year 11 and Year 12 students and these workshops will focus on the Performance and Composition components of the HSC Dance syllabus.

Performance and workshop dates

Thursday 13 February 2014
Workshop 1: 9 am – 12 pm
Matinee: 1 pm
Workshop 2: 2 pm – 5 pm
Evening performance 7 pm
Friday 14 February 2014
Workshop 1: 9 am – 12 pm
Matinee: 1 pm
Workshop 2: 2 pm – 5 pm
Evening performance: 7 pm
Tickets now on sale through the Seymour Centre Box Office
General admission $26
Workshop + Performance $55
One teacher free per 10 students
Bookings 02 9351 7940
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DesignTECH is an exhibition of outstanding Major Design Projects from Higher School Certificate Design and Technology students.

DesignTECH opens at the Powerhouse Museum on 21 February 2014 and closes 11 May 2014.


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

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

There are two seminars each day.

Morning seminar
9.00 am to 12.00 noon
Afternoon seminar
12.30 pm to 3.30 pm
Year 12
Monday 24 February to Friday 28 February 2014
Year 11
Monday 31 March to Friday 4 April 2014
Cost (includes GST)
$31 (including museum entry and student booklet)
Download, save and complete the booking form, then save and email it as attachment to with DesignTECH seminar booking in the subject line.
Having problems with PDF files?

Booking form also available in Word format

Please only use this form on the day it is downloaded as seminar availability changes.

Bookings will be processed in order of receipt. A tax invoice will be emailed to schools as confirmation of the booking.

General inquiries:: (02) 9367 8309

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DesignTECH 2012 Gallery Guide - PHM


DesignTECH Gallery guide cover

DesignTECH Gallery guide

DesignTECH Gallery guide cover

DesignTECH Regional Gallery guide


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.

Performance date and time

Monday 24 March 2014
Matinee 1.30 pm
Evening 7.00 pm
Ticket prices (includes GST)
Adults* $42.00
Students $33.00
* One teacher admitted free for every 20 students
Booking fees will apply

2013 HSC Encore Program (PDF)
School group booking form
Priority school postal bookings open Friday 7 February 2014.
Tickets on sale from the Sydney Opera House Box Office from Monday 17 February 2014.
Sydney Opera House Box Office phone: (02) 9250 7777
Website: Sydney Opera House

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

Kinross Wolaroi School, Orange
Friday 28 March to Sunday 30 March 2014
10.00 am to 5.00 pm daily
Sydney Timber and Working with Wood Show, The 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 NSW and the NSW Department of Education and Communities.

OnSTAGE performances

The season of exemplary Drama performances from the 2013 Higher School Certificate will preview on Saturday 8 February 2014 and run from Monday 10 to Friday 14 February 2014 at 1.30 pm and 7.30 pm in the York Theatre, Seymour Centre.

In 2014 there will be two programs. Each program will feature four individual performances and five group-devised works.


Writers OnSTAGE/OnSCREEN features rehearsed readings by professional actors and directors of two scripts from individual projects of the Higher School Certificate Drama examination plus the screening of three exemplary videos. The readings and screenings will take place in the Everest Theatre, Seymour Centre from Wednesday 12 February to Friday 14 February 2014 at 10.30 am.

OnSTAGE and Writers OnSTAGE/OnSCREEN include contemporary political and social issues and some language that may offend. It is advisable to take this into consideration when deciding the age group of students invited to attend.

OnSTAGE exhibition

Exemplary individual projects by Higher School Certificate Drama students will be on exhibition in the foyer of the Seymour Centre from Saturday 8 February to Friday 14 February 2014. Projects will include costume and set design, promotion and program, and theatre review.

Performance dates

8 February – 14 February 2014

Ticket prices (includes GST)

Performance Students Adults **
Preview OnSTAGE (Saturday 8 February 2014) $29.00 $33.00
OnSTAGE $33.00 $42.00
Writers OnSTAGE/OnSCREEN $24.50 $33.00
OnSTAGE + Writers OnSTAGE/OnSCREEN Package $53.50 $71.00
OnSTAGE Program 1 + Program 2 Package $60.50 $81.00
OnSTAGE Program 1 + Program 2 + Writers Package $83.00 $107.50

All prices include GST
** 1 teacher admitted free for every 20 students booked


Download OnStage booking form for schools.

General public tickets on sale from Seymour Centre Box Office from 29 November 2013.

Seymour Centre website

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



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

2014 Exhibition Dates

The Stitches & Craft Show at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse 
Thursday 6 – Sunday 9 March 2014
10 am – 4.30 pm daily

Tickets for the Craft Show available from Expertise Events

Student seminars on the investigation, experimentation and evaluation sections of the Supporting Documentation will be presented on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 March 2014

To book student seminars email TEANSW

A teacher seminar discussing the major textiles project will be presented on Saturday 8 March 2014.

Entry ticket to the Craft Show available from Expertise Events or pay at the door

To book for the teacher seminar email TEANSW

For more information go to or email


Young Writers Showcase

Young Writers Showcase is a printed anthology of some of the extraordinary short stories, poems, scripts and critical responses submitted for the 2012 HSC English Extension 2 course.

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

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