PHONE: (02) 4321 6400 Enrolments
The Latest from Visual Art

National Summer Art Scholarship


Students from St Edward’s currently in Year 11 are invited to apply for the National Summer Art Scholarship held at the National Gallery in Canberra.

The scholarship lasts for 8 days and includes intensive workshops in all aspects of art making and criticism, involving some of Australia’s top artists and curators. Only 16 students from around Australia are selected for this prestigious award.

St Edward’s has a history of being successful in our application for this scholarship and we invite any current student in Year 11 Visual Arts and Photography to apply. See Ms Evans for further details.

The week in Canberra opened my eyes to the art world… everything I learned has been very useful and I am creating better art with greater depth as a result. I am just so thankful for the opportunity you gave me; it was genuinely life changing.
– Hamish SA 2019

If you are in Year 11 in 2019 and passionate about art, you can enjoy a week of creative workshops and experiences this Summer at the National Gallery of Australia. The week lasts from 11 – 18 January 2020.

Go behind-the-scenes at the NGA; connect with Gallery staff, professional artists, cultural leaders and your peers; discover the national collection; and have fun!

Since 1997, over 300 students have participated in the National Summer Art Scholarship, many of whom have gone on to forge careers as artists and arts professionals.

Year 11 Photography

Senior Photography students have the chance to expand their knowledge of digital photography and film during the second semester. Most students are looking at developing their Portfolio of work in order to start looking for acceptance into Tertiary study or even establish themselves as practicing photographers.

Second semester saw a great increase in mini-modules that allow the students to practice a variety of shooting techniques that involve popular social media techniques and using the internet as a platform to launch their own Photographic profile.

Students have completed work in stock photography, location shots at Gosford Regional Art Gallery, studio photography, high and low key photography, sports photography and film making.

Please enjoy our gallery of work – we have incredibly talented young photographers in our midst!



Year 11 Visual Arts

Senior Visual Arts students have now completed all aspects of their Art Making and Historical/Critical studies by finishing their Body of Work based on “Scapes”. By analysing the work of John Wolseley and Fred Williams, the boys created a triptych of aerial beach landscapes, an acrylic and resin pour on round canvas, a lino print in two or three colour schemes and a final layered mixed media work that included a wet watercolour background, acrylic paint details, overlay with lino, details again with Posca pens and finally ink pen and nib writing.



Gosford Private Hospital Artwork

The end of Term 3 saw the completion of the Gosford Private Hospital Artwork that St Edward’s was awarded earlier in the year. Students Daniel Osling (Year 11) and Josh Zaia (Year 10) as well as the Photography department produced seven panels of photography, generously framed by Lemon Tree Framing in Gosford.

Each panel was a beautiful landscape photo of the local area, overlaid with a white digital drawing based on the Japanese wood carvings of Hokusai (creator of “The Great Wave”).

Daniel and Josh were able to meet with hospital CEO, Mr Matthew Kelly and Regional Communications and Marketing Manager, Mr Haydn Murray to officially hand over the work. The panels will now be permanently displayed in the connecting corridors between Post Op and Recovery Rooms, to allow patients to enjoy aspects of the Central Coast surrounds in a less clinical environment.



Stages 4 and 5 Visual Arts and Photography

What a busy semester so far!

All students participating in either Visual Arts or Photography have been extending their artistic practice using an amazing variety of media – from layered lino prints to multi-faceted ceramics, to digital manipulation and mixed media.

Year 7 art students have just completed their graphite and charcoal drawing of their “Lost Thing” or “Uno’s Creature” based on the writings of both Shaun Tan and Graeme Base.

Year 8 are mid way through their ceramic Totem Pole and have just completed their lino print using two or three different colours for registering and overlaying.

Year 9 Art are moving through mixed media experiments in order to create their “Instagram Wall” and 9 PDM have completed some fantastic polar x/y axis Photoshop collages.

Year 10 Art are moving into their final unit after completing their printing and 10 PDM have completed their own 3 minute Conceptual Films using no dialogue and complete with a musical backing track.

Please take a moment to go through our Gallerys of work and enjoy the talent we have here at St Edward’s College.