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ARTEXPRESS - Exhibitions of the very best HSC works

Selections of works submitted for the NSW Higher School Certificate visual arts examination have been presented in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the exhibition's principal venue, since 1983.

ARTEXPRESS presents a cultural snapshot, an up-to-the-minute insight into students' creativity and the issues and ideas they elect as especially relevant to them. ARTEXPRESS has grown from a small educational exhibition of student work in the late 1950s to become a major touring exhibition that is a highlight of the annual exhibition program in many parts of New South Wales. Each year it provides a window on the sustained and focused engagement with art practice by youth alongside a confirmation of the outstanding talent and ongoing professionalism of NSW Visual Arts teachers.

Displays usually begin in Sydney in February each year, then travel to the country.

Rock Eisteddfod Challenge

The Rock Eisteddfod Challenge® is a unique and exciting opportunity for schools to take part in a dance, drama and design spectacular where the students are the STARS. While the result is a professional event staged in some of Australia’s top venues, the Rock Eisteddfod Challenge® is about encouraging participants to have fun while enjoying a 100% drug free experience.

Over 400 schools and 40,000 students will compete in 50 Rock Eisteddfod Challenge® shows in 17 regions across Australia this year. Teams as small as 10 or as large as 140 students, plan an eight minute performance around a theme of their choice, set to contemporary commercially available music.

Walk Safely to School Day

Friday, 15 May, 2009

Back to School Day

Back to School Day is a national program run in conjunction with the Education Foundation. It is an initiative which sees celebrity and prominent citizens who are graduates from public schools return to their school to share their stories. It is held during Education Week.

Schools Spectacular

Held in November each year at Sydney Entertainment Centre.

Dates for 2008: Friday 28 and Saturday 29 November 2008.

One of the largest variety shows in the world, showcasing the talents of over 2,500 NSW public school students. Music styles typically range across rock, country, classical pop, jazz and gospel, with an 80-piece symphony orchestra, a 700-voice choir, a 20-piece stage band, 1500 dancers and 50 featured artists.

Information packs, including information on auditions, etc are sent to schools in March each year when applications open.

Contact number for the NSW Arts Unit is 02 8512 1192.