Winmalee High success at ArtExpress

Major art projects for the Higher School Certificate by Winmalee High’s Callan Micallef and Blue Mountains Grammar School’s Romy Lester will be showcased at the iconic Art Gallery of NSW until May 11 as part of the ArtExpress exhibition.

More than 300 students’ work was nominated for the exhibition and Callan and Romy are two of only 40 chosen to have their work displayed in the Art Gallery of NSW.

Callan’s successful entry was a collection of works called The Observers, made with pigment liner on aquarelle paper and digital print.

“My work was inspired by society’s concerns about privacy and surveillance in our day-to-day lives and my own experience of growing up surrounded by the cameras of my ‘photographer’parents,” Callan said.

“The use of old technology in the works clearly shows the machine’s functions, which are usually hidden in contemporary technologies, while paying homage to my family’s past.”

Romy’s major work was called Losing Our Religion and was a graphic design piece.

The students’ work will also be shown at the Margaret Whitlam Gallery at the University of Western Sydney in Parramatta from August 8 to September 27.

The aim of ArtExpress is to display the quality and diversity of student artists in a wide range of expressive forms.

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