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 the 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 skilful young artists in a professionally curated gallery setting, audiences can 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.
Whilst many works explore serious concepts and weighty issues, many have celebrated the fun, quirky and whimsical.
Events10 is an events marketing initiative by the Hunter Joint Organisation, representing 10 destinations that are perfect for your next event. From the coast to mountains, this website aims to provide event managers with information and resources to make it easy and attractive to host your event in this beautiful region.
This Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund project is jointly funded by the Australian and the NSW Government under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.
The Hunter Joint Organisation and Events10 acknowledges the country and history of the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live. We pay our respects to the elders past, present and emerging, of our region, and of Australia.
Images supplied by Hunter JO, Destination NSW and City of Newcastle.
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