Bossley Park High School sets new ARTEXPRESS record

Record: Bossley Park high School principal Vera Chevell, Andrew Matlub and visual arts teacher Ty Tan at the opening of ARTEXPRESS 2017 at The Armory Gallery. Picture: Robert Edwards.
Record: Bossley Park high School principal Vera Chevell, Andrew Matlub and visual arts teacher Ty Tan at the opening of ARTEXPRESS 2017 at The Armory Gallery. Picture: Robert Edwards.

It’s been a picture perfect start to the year for Bossley Park High School.

The school received a record six ARTEXPRESS nominations with four students being selected to be exhibited.

Mariam Abrim, Liz Costa Jiminez, Uroosa Khan, Mathilde Lilly, Julie Mai and Andrew Matlub were all recognised for the HSC artworks.

Mariam, Liz, Mathilde and Andrew were selected to have their work exhibited at various galleries throughout NSW as part of ARTEXPRESS including at Dubbo, Grafton, Moree and Tamworth.

Andrew’s work Together all alone is a set of seven sketches that deep into the eyes of Sydney’s homeless. It is currently on display at The Armory Gallery in Sydney Olympic Park until April 23.

 Andrew Matlub's piece: 'Together all alone'.

Andrew Matlub's piece: 'Together all alone'.

“My work started with the central intention of spreading awareness of homelessness, but the idea kept growing into an explosion of thoughts about humanity and how, in every generation, in every country, everybody has a story behind their face,” he said.

Head visual arts teacher, Melanie Duff said the nominations follow on from the success of last year where the visual Arts faculty won the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation Award for their success at ARTEXPRESS.

“This is the result of collaborative teaching and high expectations that challenge students’ individual abilities,” she said.

In 2017, 228 works were chosen by curators for the nine exhibitions.