Visual Arts as a subject provides for various interpretations of the visual arts that are both contemporary and relevant. Acknowledging that visual arts encompasses the areas of art, craft and design, the subject is theoretically and practically sustained by practice, the frames, and a conceptual framework about art. These underpinnings form the basis for content and accommodate different student interests and abilities.

Fostering interest and enjoyment in the doing, production and consumption of art, the subject seeks to build informed citizens and discerning audiences for art and to raise the standard of cultural awareness in Australia. Visual Arts acknowledges the need to respect cultural diversity within Australia and in other regions and cultures.

Visual Arts places a high regard on how students develop an informed point of view and encourages tolerance, diversity and empathy between students, teachers and others in the expression of different points of view. Visual Arts recognises the contribution that different kinds of knowing make to understanding. It provides for the acquisition of both practical knowledge and propositional knowledge, and it acknowledges the different sets of beliefs and values that condition understanding and practice.

The knowledge, understanding, skills and values gained from the subject assist students in building conceptual and practical skills which can be applied in art, craft, design and related careers, and other real world contexts. Students’ critical skills – analysis, reflection, judgement and appreciation of the visual arts and the world – can be applied in a range of contexts.

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Visual Arts builds understanding of the role of art, in all forms of media, in contemporary and historical cultures and visual worlds. In contemporary societies many types of knowledge are increasingly managed through imagery and spectacle and much of students’ knowledge is acquired in this way. The subject of Visual Arts serves to facilitate the interpretation of such information.

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Wednesday June 28 2017

People’s Choice Award & Archibald Prize

This week we have been running a ‘People’s Choice Award’ that will include a prize of a $50 Riot Art Supplies Voucher.  The students have the opportunity to vote for the piece of art they would like to win. The winner will be announced via Schoology on Friday. Take a look here to view all […]

Friday August 5 2016

Year 10 Visual Arts CSU Sustainability Exhibition

On Monday July 26th 2016, Ms. Lyn Coates’ Year 10 art class exhibited artworks at the grand opening of The Commons in Mate Street.  The exhibition was part of a collaboration between Charles Sturt University (CSU) and the New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage, taking on the theme ‘The Art of Sustainability’. Works […]

Friday July 22 2016

Year 10 Visual Arts Exhibition

Year 10 Visual Arts students have been invited to exhibit their Semester One Landscape Paintings as part of a collaboration between Charles Sturt University (CSU) and the New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage. CSU has received funding to host a sustainability themed art competition and exhibition series involving Albury district secondary school students […]

Friday December 12 2014

Jemma Power selected for ARTEXPRESS 2015

Jemma Power’s artwork ‘DE-CON-STRUCT-IVISM’ has been selected for ARTEXPRESS and will be exhibited at the McGlade Gallery Australian Catholic University in 2015. Jemma’s work uses the manipulation of styrofoam cups to explore the tension between construction and destruction, the extraordinary and banal, beauty and ugliness and control and chaos. Deconstructivism is a development of postmodern […]

Friday November 21 2014

Xavier students exhibit work in Year 12 Art Show

The following students have been selected to exhibit their work in the annual Albury Year 12 Art Show at Lavington Library. Student Work Size Medium Emily Pattison Ephemerality 1.6 x 3.2m Painting Hayley Kotzur Emancipation 2 x 1m approx Photomedia Lilly Lloyd Are We Still Bound Wearable less than 1m cubed Photos 3xA3 approx Wearable […]

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