2024 marks the 30th iteration of our Express Yourself exhibition, the annual curated selection of artworks by HSC Visual Arts students, from the 20 secondary schools across the Northern Beaches.
To mark the occasion we have refreshed the project, following engagement with local schools and the Northern Beaches Youth Advisory Group, to deepen MAG&M’s support of young local creatives.
As of 2024, the exhibition will be renamed as Out Front – with the 2024 edition titled Out Front 2024: Thirty years of Express Yourself. It will include a pilot mentorship program focused on supporting their transition to emerging professional creative practices.
The exhibition will feature a broad range of expressive artforms that explore the contemporary themes which are of importance to young people today.
This exhibition has been a significant part of MAG&M’s program since 1995 and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to connecting with secondary schools across the region and to supporting visual arts education.
The exhibition celebrates the extraordinary talent and creativity of young emerging artists from our local community and will feature a broad range of expressive artforms, demonstrating the diversity, spirit and artistic strength of our young local artists, as well as showcase the quality of teaching in Northern Beaches secondary schools.
The Theo Batten Bequest Youth Art Award, and the KALOF People’s Choice Award are presented as part of this exhibition.