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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 (NSW Department of Education)



ARTEXPRESS gallery guides

ARTEXPRESS gallery guides

2016 Exhibition dates

Metropolitan exhibitions

Margaret Whitlam Galleries, University of Western Sydney
5 February – 6 May 2016

The Armory, Sydney Olympic Park
29 February – 24 April 2016

Art Gallery of NSW
16 March – 15 May 2016

McGlade Art Gallery, Australian Catholic University
29 July – 29 August 2016

Regional exhibitions

Wollongong Regional Art Gallery
22 April – 19 June 2016

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
15 July – 11 September 2016

Maitland Regional Art Gallery
10 September – 30 October 2016

Glasshouse Port Macquarie
9 September – 30 October 2016

Blue Mountains City Art Gallery
16 September – 6 November 2016


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.

As well as the performances, HSC student workshops are held each day.

General (non-booking) enquiries: (02) 8512 1178

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A new look Technology exhibition was launched in 2016. The expanded exhibition features a selection of exemplary Major Projects from Higher School Certificate Design and Technology, Industrial Technology and Textiles and Design students from the 2015 Higher School Certificates examinations.

Shape 2015 opened at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Powerhouse Museum on 26 February 2016 and closes on 8 May 2016.

Texstyle and InTech will still be held in 2016

General enquiries: (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.

2015 HSC Encore Program

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

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2015 HSC Encore Program

2015 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.

2016 Exhibition dates

Sydney Timber and Working with Wood Show, Sydney Showground, Homebush
Friday 24 June to Sunday 26 June 2016
10.00 am to 4.00 pm daily

More information is available on the Institute of Industrial Arts Technology Education website.

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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.


Writers OnSTAGE/OnSCREEN features rehearsed readings by professional actors and directors of two scripts from individual projects of the HSC Drama examination, plus the screening of three exemplary videos.

OnSTAGE exhibition

The OnSTAGE exhibition features exemplary individual projects by HSC Drama students. Projects include costume and set design, promotion and program, and theatre review.

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



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

For more information go to www.teansw.com 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.

The anthology is launched at the State Library of NSW as part of wordeXpress.

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


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