Northern Beaches Council is presenting two free exhibitions showcasing the talent and creativity of the 2016 HSC Visual Arts students from across Sydney's Northern Beaches.
The exhibitions are:
- Express Yourself at the Manly Art Gallery & Museum, West Esplanade Reserve, Friday 3 March to Sunday 2 April
- New Horizons - HSC Showcase, Creative Space, 105 Abbott Road, North Curl Curl, Thursday 2 to Sunday 12 March
Northern Beaches Council's General Manager Mark Ferguson said our vibrant arts culture is well and truly alive and it is pleasing that we have many art spaces across the Northern Beaches that we can show and enjoy these HSC works.
"The diversity of media and artistic calibre of the works in these two wonderful exhibitions reflect the creativity being fostered on the Northern Beaches.
"The success of the inaugural 'New Horizons' exhibition in 2016 and the long running popularity of the 'Express Yourself' exhibitions have allowed the wider community to share the creative energy of these young artists," Mr Ferguson said.
'Express yourself', now in its 23rd year celebrates the work of over 40 Visual Arts students, while 'New Horizons' features works from 24 HSC Technology (including textile and design) and Content Endorsed Studies (including photography) students.
The winners of the 2017 Manly Art Gallery & Museum Society Youth Art Award ($3,000) and Theo Batten Bequest Youth Art Award ($5,000) for a student who is continuing tertiary studies in arts will also be announced on the opening night of 'Express Yourself'.
"Both exhibitions includes a 'People's Choice' award and I encourage art lovers to visit both exhibitions and vote for their favourite pieces," he said.