2016 ArtExpress Pre-Selections

A big congratulations to the following students from the now graduate year whose HSC submissions have been held back by BOSTES as being eligible for consideration by the venue curators for inclusion in the 2016 ArtExpress exhibitions.

Jacob David King “Apparition”
Yazmin Chimanlal-Patel “Coded Exit”
Laura Radwill “M?sgende”r
Dylan Varisli “Tanimlanamayan/Unidentified”
Sara Vella “Fantastical Modern Age”
Madeleine Beth Tuynman “Near the You Yang Garden – A Homage to Fred Williams”

Yazmin Chimanlal_Patel (ArtExpress | Armory Gallery, Margaret Whitlam Gallery WSU)

Madeleine Tuynman  (ArtExpress | Hazelhurst Regional Gallery)

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Sara Vella

Art @ Bundanon

Think you’d like to spend a few days at Arthur Boyd’s Bundanon residence staying in accommodation designed by Glen Murcott? If you haven’t done so already, check out this video of Wyndham students at Bundanon and get a deposit back to the front office by 25th October. This is a great opportunity to be part of an exceptional immersion into some serious art-making.


Maleeha Ashrad @ 2015 HSC Study Guide

Wyndham College graduate Visual Art student Maleeha Ashrad’s HSC 2014 Body of Work has been selected for inclusion in this years Sydney Morning Herald HSC Study guide and video.

She received official confirmation from BOSTES 24/6/15

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You can see her work in the HSC Study Guide and in the video @ HSC Visual Arts

It’s especially pleasing to see Maleeha publicly acknowledged for her commitment and exceptional talent.

Selected panels from Maleeha’s HSC submission.

Academic subjects alone won’t cut it.

“Employers are crying out for recruits who are creative. The notion that arts and music are not seen as ‘hard’ enough subjects is damaging to the economy.”

Here’s a thoughtful; albeit, relatively brief piece, on the value of creative thinking and creativity in education.

The notion that the Arts should sit below the post industrial hierarchy of English, Maths, Science and the Humanities is antiquated. Everything we have (man-made) comes from the minds of creative people. Simply ludicrous to undervalue it.

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Read the full article here

Education | A New perspective

It’s been a while since a new post has been added to the front page. Today some time came my way and so did this.

“Many technologies have promised to revolutionize education, but so far none has. With that in mind, what could revolutionize education?
These ideas have been percolating since I wrote my PhD in physics education: http://www.physics.usyd.edu.au/super/…
I have also discussed this topic with CGP Grey, whose view of the future of education differs significantly from mine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vsCA…

I think it is instructive that each new technology has appeared to be so transformative. You can imagine, for example, that motion pictures must have seemed like a revolutionary learning technology. After all they did revolutionize entertainment, yet failed to make significant inroads into the classroom. TV and video seem like a cheaper, scaled back film, but they too failed to live up to expectations. Now there is a glut of information and video on the internet so should we expect it to revolutionize education?

My view is that it won’t, for two reasons: 1. Technology is not inherently superior, animations over static graphics, videoed presentations over live lectures etc. and 2. Learning is inherently a social activity, motivated and encouraged by interactions with others.”
Derek Muller
Published on Dec 1, 2014



This is an extraordinary piece of work. Why post it and why post it here? Simply a testament to the best of creative thinking and integrity. In the end this is what a true journey is about. Having something to say, something you believe in and the determination and skill to wrap it up in something that reaches an audience and provides that audience with an emotionally intense and memorable experience.


ReMoved from HESCHLE on Vimeo.

The Hours Tower Mural Project

I saw this at this years Semi Permanent. A great collaborative street project.


“The Hours Tower Mural Project is an ongoing art project at The 4217 in Surfers Paradise, Australia which aims to bring well known artists to the Gold Coast to collaborate together using the three storey high lift-shaft at The 4217 as their canvas.

Curated by The Hours, the project will regularly see two different Australian artists invited to paint a collaborative artwork on the huge lift-shaft, providing Surfers Paradise with a truly unique large scale and evolving piece of public art.

This is the first mural for the ongoing project, painted by Beastman and Jae Copp in April 2013.” @ Vimeo

The4217 – The Hours Tower Mural from Digital Cinematix on Vimeo.