James Ruse student’s work chosen for ARTEXPRESS

Elaine Dong has no bone to pick after her HSC artwork was selected for exhibition in ARTEXPRESS.

The James Ruse Agricultural High School graduate’s work will hang at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre from February 1 to March 16.

It is the first of several ARTEXPRESS exhibitions to showcase the quality and diversity of HSC visual arts student works in mediums including graphic design, printmaking, sculpture, textiles and fibre and photography.

Elaine’s drawing, titled Unnatural Selection, drew on Darwinism and was inspired by both science and natural history.

‘‘My work essentially reflects how acts of deliberation affect the composition and structure of a system, whether in art practice or human society,’’ she said.

‘‘I’ve chosen to render the animals bones as a deliberately selective amalgamation, making conscious decisions in categorising, grouping and segregation according to [traditional] scientific classification and [contemporary] aesthetic arrangement.’’

Castle Hill High School graduate Sharon Chun is the creator of another of the 49 works on display at the Hazelhurst gallery.

She used Jackson Pollock’s abstract technique of drip painting to create Static Motion.

‘‘The purpose of the angled position [of the work] is to hopefully convey to the audience the overwhelming intensity of the work and for them to be enveloped by ... it.’’

Other ARTEXPRESS exhibitions are at The Art Gallery of New South Wales from March 12, and The Armory at Sydney Olympic Park from March 4 to April 27. 

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