First Class 23
Next date: Saturday, 10 February 2024 | 09:00 AM
to Monday, 08 April 2024 | 03:00 PM
Since 2009 First Class has celebrated and showcased the exceptional standard of work produced by HSC Visual Arts Students from the Hunter and Central Coast regions. A Museum of Art and Culture, yapang initiated project, this unique exhibition continues to be a highlight of the yearly calendar. Selected from submissions produced in the previous year, the exhibition continues to embrace the diversity of media and techniques that represent the wide scope of the NSW HSC Visual Arts syllabus.
Presenting the work of skillful young artists in a professionally curated gallery setting, audiences are able to experience the richness of local talent and the voice of youth. Employing a variety of visual imagery and techniques, many of these artists have turned inward to explore the impact of their world and their response to it. Themes of family, memories and the importance of home are distinctive concepts that connect us all. Intimate works explore complex connections to place and identity, youth, personal relationships and culture. A deep connection to nature is also explored with symbolic interpretations commenting on environmental impacts and ecological responsibilities.
Visual Arts places a high regard on how students develop an informed point of view, encouraging diversity, empathy and inclusion. Those selected for First Class 23 have excelled in these areas and their voices are heard throughout the exhibition. Whilst many works explore serious concepts and weighty issues, many have celebrated the fun, quirky and whimsical. This exhibition honours the wonderful talents of our local HSC students of 2023 and we commend their work and vision.
Joop Van de Wijgaart
Mikayla de Lacy Peek
Image: Erin Marini Attraverso gli Occhi di Egidio (through the eyes of Egidio) ceramic. From the exhibition First Class 22. Courtesy the artist and MAC yapang.
Saturday, 10 February 2024 | 09:00 AM
- Monday, 08 April 2024 | 03:00 PM
Museum of Art and Culture (MAC), 1A First Street, Booragul 2284, Booragul, 2284, View in Google Maps