Every year ARTEXPRESS presents a cultural snapshot, an up-to-the-minute insight into students' creativity and the issues and ideas they elect as especially relevant to them. ARTEXPRESS has grown from a small educational exhibition of student work in the late 1950s to become a major touring exhibition that is a highlight of the annual exhibition program in many parts of New South Wales. Each year it provides a window on the sustained and focused engagement with art practice by youth alongside a confirmation of the outstanding talent and ongoing professionalism of NSW Visual Arts teachers.
Selections of works submitted for the NSW Higher School Certificate visual arts examination have been presented in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the exhibition's principal venue, since 1983. ARTEXPRESS affirms the Gallery's commitment to and participation in art education by allowing student artists' work from government and non-government schools to be seen alongside works by professional artists in a Gallery environment.
The Art Gallery of New South Wales is proud to present this exhibition of outstanding art practice being generated in our classrooms.
ARTEXPRESS is a joint project of the NSW Department of Education and Training and the Board of Studies NSW in association with the Art Gallery of New South Wales.The Inside ARTEXPRESS website was created to allow more young people the ability to view and comment on the work of their peers.