|The exceptional bodies of work represent a broad range of approaches across a range of art forms, including painting, drawing, photo-media, sculpture, ceramics, time-based works, documented form, printmaking, textiles and fibre and graphic design.
Art Gallery of NSW curator of ARTEXPRESS 2021 Louise Halpin said this year’s exhibition offers an insight into the hearts and minds of young people during a very difficult year.
“ARTEXPRESS 2021 is a showcase of extraordinary bodies of work exploring a range of both global and deeply personal themes – from the environment, urban life and beauty of the natural world to identity, relationships and reflection on the 2020 experience,” said Halpin.
The exhibition began in Sydney in the late 1950s and has been exhibited at the Art Gallery of NSW since 1983. Accomplished artists who have previously been selected for exhibition prestigious include Ben Quilty (1992), David Griggs (1994), McLean Edwards (1990), Melissa Chiu (1990) and Jasper Knight (1996).
ARTEXPRESS is a joint partnership between the NSW Education Standards Authority and NSW Department of Education in association with the principal venue the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
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ARTEXPRESS 2021 exhibitions:
Art Gallery of New South Wales 4 Feb – 5 Apr 2021
Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre 13 Feb – 5 Apr 2021
Maitland Regional Art Gallery 27 Feb – 30 May 2021
The Armory, Sydney Olympic Park 2 Mar – 11 Apr 2021
New England Regional Art Museum 9 Apr – 6 Jun 2021
Cowra Regional Art Gallery 19 Jun – 1 Aug 2021
Tamworth Regional Gallery 31 Jul – 26 Sep 2021
Margaret Whitlam Galleries at Western Sydney University 26 Jun – 18 Sep 2021
Grafton Regional Gallery 6 Aug – 3 Oct 2021
Virtual Exhibition April 2021