Creative Arts – Visual Arts
Our aim is for students to develop their own visual language in order to communicate ideas about their world, supported by the study of historical and contemporary art. Students explore a variety of 2D and 3D forms, in conjunction with the development of creative thinking skills, whilst engaging in discussions relating to the ethics of seeing. This enables our students to critically navigate the mass media as well as participate and comment on the world in which they live as global citizens.
As well as being taught by highly qualified educators, students have opportunities to develop their practical skills by learning from visiting artists and mentors and by participating in authentic learning experiences at Visual Arts camps and gallery visits.
Students are encouraged to submit their works to high-profile competitions such as the Young Archie Awards, Mosman Youth Awards, Sydney Children’s Hospital Inspire Awards and the Moran Photographic Prize. A number of students have had their works selected for the finals of these competitions, and some have gone on to win.
Students contribute to a range of Visual Arts exhibitions throughout their school years. The Year 12 Showcase Exhibition exhibits the work of all the HSC Visual Arts students. Showcase is the pinnacle of the students’ Visual Arts presentations at the school.
HSC results are outstanding with many students scoring in the top levels. Danebank students’ HSC works have also been included in the prestigious ArtExpress exhibition as well as the Hazelhurst Gallery exhibition ‘Art Rules’.
The Terraces building houses Visual Arts facilities that include:
- General art classrooms
- Ceramics Studio
- Printmaking Studio
- Year 12 Studio
Student Claire Blayney talks about her artwork in this video: