5 – 26 March 2022

Opened Saturday 5 March 2022 by the Hon Alister Henskens SC MP

Grace Cossington Smith Gallery and Abbotsleigh are delighted to present ART NORTH. This annual exhibition presents works developed by Visual Arts students for their 2021 HSC examination. The Grace Cossington Smith Gallery, located on the boundary of Ku-ring-gai and Hornsby region, invited local schools to nominate their outstanding art students.

ART NORTH is a celebration of the artistic strength and creativity of students in Sydney’s North Shore. It comprises works by young artists from 18 secondary schools across the region. Despite the difficulties of Covid-19 and lockdowns, students worked throughout their HSC year to achieve outstanding and thought provoking works of art in a vast array of media and materials.

In the HSC Body of Work students develop an independent approach to their artmaking, responding to issues of personal interest or concern and developing expertise in a chosen art media.

Schools included:

Abbotsleigh, Asquith Boys High School, Asquith Girls High School, Barker College, Brigidine College, Cherrybrook Technology High School, Hornsby Girls High school, Knox Grammar School, Loreto Normanhurst, Masada College, Mount St Benedict College, Normanhurst Boys High School, Northholm Grammar School, Pymble Ladies’ College, Ravenswood School for Girls, St Ives High School, St Leos Catholic College and Turramurra High School.