Visual Arts is a Board Developed ATAR, 2 unit course. Visual Arts is a course for students with a wide range of abilities, interests and needs. It offers opportunities to develop the student’s own interests, to be self-motivated and active learners. Students experience the practice of art criticism, art history and artmaking such as: drawings, printmaking, digital media, collage, painting, computer generated artworks, ceramics, sculpture, film, installations, textile, designed images, jewellery, wearables.
Course Structure PRELIMINARY COURSE HSC COURSE 120 hours (indicative) 120 hours (indicative) Course Requirements Course Requirements A focus on the key components and A focus on more interpretive concepts that need to be known in the investigations and relationships visual arts through: through: •the content of practice, conceptual • the content of practice, conceptual framework, frames framework, frames •making artworks in at least 2 forms • the development of a body of work •use of a process diary • use of a process diary •broad investigation of ideas in art • investigation of content through at criticism and art history least 5 case studies in art criticism and art history Assessment Assessment School-based assessment: School-based assessment: artmaking (50%) development of the body of work (50%) art criticism and art history (50%) art criticism and art history (50%) External examination: submission of a body of work (50%) and written paper (50%)
Artexpress is a dynamic and popular exhibition featuring a selectionof outstanding student artworks developed for the artmakingcomponent of the HSC examination in Visual Arts. It includes a broadrange of approaches and expressive forms, including ceramics,collection of works, documented forms, drawing, graphic design,painting, photomedia, printmaking, sculpture, textiles and fibre, andtime-based forms.The following Fairvale High School students were selected forArtexpress•2012 George Daud (year 12 of 2011)•2011 Manh Wai Ly (year 12 of 2010)•2010 Rohmone Kozlova (year 12 of 2009)•2009 Ritchie Priyana (year 12 0f 2008)•2008 Sothearoth Loeu (year 12 of 2007)•2007 Tammy Martins (year 12 of 2006)
DetailNew World Order addresses the spread and diversity of subcultures throughthe process of drawing. My artwork explores the growth of urban culture in ourpostmodern world, while showing the influence of Western society on theEastern world. I created a series of small-scale drawings to capture theintensity of the subject matter, giving the audiences a new dimension capturingthe moment. My artwork is a visual narrative that organically evolves,illustrating the birth, spread, fear, resistance and acceptance of foreigninfluences. Manh Wai Ly New World Order ARTEXPRESS 2011
Rohmone KozlovaARTEXPRESS 2010I amTechnology: the unstoppable force ofprogress that threatens to overpowermankind – or one of our greatestachievements? With newadvancements in computer technologyand industrial mechanics, does thefuture of artificial intelligence seemvery far off? My artwork shows theaudience that, one day, artificialintelligence will be achieved andmachines will wish to be just like us,maybe.
Entities of the Heart portrays a hidden layer of the mind where a white soundless voyage takesplace, in which occurs a hollow absorption of conflict, curiosity, confusion and joy. The euphoricwhite spaces and soft colours aim to create transparency and tranquility, reminiscent of a childhoodwhere a great story of imagination must have taken place. Each character is a gateway to a differentstory, but they are all connected in one memory and in themselves, become a pattern to myexistence. Entities of the Heart Drawing Ritchie Priyana, ARTEXPRESS 2009
My artwork explores the forgotten past ofthe Khmer Rouge regime, a communistrevolution which led Cambodia from 1975to 1979. Over 1.5 million Cambodiansdied due to forced labour, starvation andexecution. I was inspired by my mothersstory of her experiences of the revolutionand the hardship she faced during thattime. She told me endless stories, eachwith a moral that taught me to appreciatemy present life. I took influence fromscrapbooking and created layers usingdifferent materials, including paper, fabric,metal embellishments and electricalwires. Scrapbooking is used to capturemoment – a memory. I wanted torecapture the horrors Cambodia facedduring the Khmer Rouge regime as it isan important aspect of history that is oftenforgotten.Untold Story of the Tortured FacesCollection of worksSothearoth Loeu,ARTEXPRESS 2008