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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



2014 Exhibition dates

Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie
17 October - 7 December


2015 Exhibition dates

Metropolitan exhibitions

Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, Gymea
7 February – 22 March 2015
Art Gallery of NSW
12 February – 19 April 2015
The Armory, Sydney Olympic Park
6 March – 26 April 2015
Margaret Whitlam Galleries, University of Western Sydney
8 August – 27 September 2015

Regional exhibitions

Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo
23 April – 26 June 2015
Maitland Regional Art Gallery
11 September – 1 November 2015
Bega Valley Regional Art Gallery
20 November – 12 December 2015


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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, in February 2015. As well as the performances, HSC student workshops will be held each day.

Performance and workshop dates

12 February - 13 February 2015

Booking Tickets

School booking forms will be accepted at the Seymour Centre from 9am on Monday 1 December 2014.

To download the Schools booking form visit the Seymour Centre website then post or fax your completed form to The Seymour Centre Box Office.

Priority processing for school bookings will begin from Monday 1 December 2014.

Please allow a minimum of 48 hours before contacting the box office to inquire about the progress of your request.

General public tickets are on sale from 9am on Monday 15 December 2014.

General public booking inquiries: (02) 9351 7940.

General (non-booking) inquiries: (02) 8512 1178.

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

DesignTECH will open at the Powerhouse Museum on 27 February 2015 closes 10 May 2015.


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.

There are two seminars each day.

Morning seminar
9:00 am to 12:00 noon

Afternoon seminar
12:30pm to 3:30pm

Year 12
Monday 2 March to Friday 6 March 2015

Year 11
Monday 23 March to Friday 27 March 2015

Cost (includes GST)
$32* (including museum entry and student booklet)
*One teacher admitted free for every 20 students.

Download, save and complete the booking form, then save and email it as an attachment to exhibitions@bostes.nsw.edu.au 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.

Booking will be processed in order of receipt. A tax invoice will be emailed to schools as confirmation of the booking. Please ensure the invoice is passed to your accounts department for processing.

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

Performance date and time

Monday 9 March 2015
Matinee 1.30 pm
Evening 7.00 pm
Ticket prices (includes GST)
Adults* $43.00
Students $34.00

* One teacher admitted free for every 20 students.

[insert] Priority school postal bookings open Monday 17 November 2014.

School group booking form

Tickets on sale from the Sydney Opera House Box Office from Friday 28 November.

Sydney Opera House Box Office phone: (02) 9250 7777. Website: Sydney Opera House

Booking fees will apply.

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.

2015 Exhibition dates

Sydney Timber and Working with Wood Show
Hall 6, The Sydney Showground, Homebush.
Friday 12 June to Sunday 14 June 2015
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.

OnSTAGE performances

The season of exemplary Drama performances from the 2014 Higher School Certificate will preview on Saturday 7 February and run from Monday 9 February to Friday 13 February 2015 at 1.30 pm and 7.30 pm in the York Theatre, Seymour Centre.


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 11 February to Friday 13 February 2015 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 HSC Drama students will be on exhibition in the foyer of the Seymour Centre from Saturday 7 February to Friday 13 February 2015. Projects will include costume and set design, promotion and program, and theatre review.

Performance dates

7 February – 13 February 2015

Ticket prices (includes GST)

Performance Students Adults **
Preview OnSTAGE (Saturday 7 February 2015) $30.00 $34.00
OnSTAGE $34.00 $43.00
Writers OnSTAGE/OnSCREEN $25.00 $34.00
OnSTAGE + Writers OnSTAGE/OnSCREEN Package $55.00 $73.00
OnSTAGE Program 1 + Program 2 Package $62.00 $83.00
OnSTAGE Program 1 + Program 2 + Writers Package $85.00 $110.00

** One teacher admitted free for every 20 students booked.

Download the booking form for schools and post or fax completed form to the Seymour Centre. The Box Office will begin processing priority school bookings on Monday 17 November 2015.

Please allow a minimum of 48 hours before contacting the box office to inquire about the progress of your request.

General public tickets on sale from Seymour Centre Box Office from 28 November 2014.

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



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

For more information go to www.teansw.com.au or email tea@teansw.com.au.


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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