Best of student art

Blue Mountains City Art Gallery in Katoomba is hosting the popular Art Express exhibition again this year until June 30.

The exhibition features Blue Mountains, NSW Central West and western Sydney students' artworks as well as those from wider NSW.

Art Express brings together a selection of outstanding student artworks developed for the artmaking component of the HSC examination in visual arts in NSW.

One of the students is Alia Grinvalds from Korowal School in Hazelbrook.

Alia explained her photomedia work: "The relationship between light and dark has always fascinated me, both visually and conceptually. I have explored the notion [of the sublime] from a postmodern perspective, and visually echoed the stylings of some modernist photography."