Fine Art Students from Hunter Schools High Performers Program 2015
EXHIBITION DATES: 15 – 18 JULY 2015
The University Gallery
Since 2003, the High Performing Students Program has been giving exceptional high school students the opportunity to get a ‘taste’ of university life while still at school. While the program is delivered at Merewether High School, it is open to students from other local schools and aims to keep our best and brightest in the region.
The program is available to students across a number of disciplines such as science, engineering and fine arts. Students enrol in a first year University course and with successful completion they are able to gain credit transfer in a relevant university degree. The program exposes students to an extended learning opportunity, as well as access to world class lecturers and library resources. The students also gain practical industry experience through excursions and exhibitions.
This is the second year of the High Achievers program in Fine Arts. However, it is the first time that the University of Newcastle’s School of Creative Arts has joined with the School of Education to provide a unique focus. The students have been encouraged to explore concepts from science through visual arts. This is an exciting opportunity to further investigate how thinking in the fine arts can inform other ways of understanding knowledge in the world.
FEATURING THE WORK OF:
HARLEY BIRD, CORIN CORCORAN, SOPHIE FILMER, MAX GALBRAITH and
LUCY MAHER – Newcastle High School
ROHAN HEARN – Merewether High School
STEPHANIE CODY – West Wallsend High School
MIRIMA GOLDMAN and BETSIE SHAW – Hunter School of the Performing Arts
ELLA GORE – Whitebridge High School
PARIS PERRY – St Philip’s Christian College
LAINA LEE, IRIS MA and ELAINE WANG – Lambton High School
Please join Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education and Teaching) Professor Liz Burd for the official launch at the University Gallery
THURSDAY 16 JULY AT 5.30PM