Visual Art

Visual Art

The Curriculum

In Visual Art, Media Arts and Film, TV and New Media subjects students work with extended concepts allowing for a depth of meaning making and visual communication. They use an inquiry process of research, investigation, reflection, problem solving, development, critical analysis, synthesis and resolution.

In each level, the focus is on developing critical and visual literacies that are essential to understanding Australian Curriculum, cross-subject links and new Senior Syllabus requirements. Students develop skill sets essential to a range of academic and creative undertakings in areas such as Design, Events development, Architecture, even Reconstructive Surgery

Why study Visual Art?

Visual Art Subject Selection: Student Testimonials, past and present

Welcome to 2020 in the Art House

We can’t wait to share the great things that are planned – the new Senior Syllabus rolls into Units 3 and 4 and Glen Skien from Silent Parrot Press is coming to our studios for a full day of workshops with our Year 11 girls. click to the blog:

“To think effectively in terms of relations of qualities is as severe a demand upon thought as to think in terms of symbols, verbal and mathematical. Indeed, since words are easily manipulated in mechanical ways, the production of a work of genuine art probably demands more intelligence than does most of the so-called thinking that goes on among those who pride themselves on being “intellectuals.”

John Dewey, “Art as Experience,” John Dewey: The Later Works, 1925-1953, ed. Jo Ann Boydston, vol. 10 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1989), 52 (from Siegesmund)

A fabulous 8 Hours with Glen Skien

Glen spent the day with Year 11 Visual Art students (12 February). Glen is featured in the new Senior Syllabus textbook Creative Inquiry. His work is unique, innovative, process-based and focusses on the Poetics of Materiality – ideas that drive the new syllabus. Pictures speak more than words, so I’d like to share some images from the day … engrossed seems to sum up the day.


We do say this often …

STEAM vs STEM: Redefining key skills for the future

There was a lot happening in Visual Art at the end of 2019 … lots more to come in 2020

Year 8 Rangoli Day – collaboration, colourful problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, reflective evaluation…

Thank you to the generous support of SOCA for their kind contributions to make possible visits from some amazing guest artists to share their practice with our students.

Michelle Vine Artist Talk about Art Research Methodology

Year 7 Eco Warriors: Wearable Art Presentation

Art Exhibition

Parent Information about the Visual Arts


Y11 Authentic Experience Day: The Avant Garden

The marvellous Michelle Vine shared her research methodology in an artist talk and adventured with us along Loders Creek and into Surfers Paradise as part of our artist/scientist-style evidence gathering project. In the afternoon, we headed south to the Walk on Water track at Minjungbal Tweed Heads, and onto Fingal Head for a sand casting and Labyrinth experience.

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Visit online Gallery of St Hilda’s Art …GOSHA

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We explore Contemporary issues: Jun Xie Year 11 experimental work: Fragile

Creative Generation Regional Awards 2019

Hannah Jo   

Pypah Kersh


The Visual Arts at St Hilda’s has a rich curriculum offering a confluence of experiential and research-based practice supported by enhanced opportunities in a variety of co-curricular activities such as: renowned guest speakers and artist workshops, Creative Generations Award for Excellence in Visual Art Education, Energies Exhibition for Excellence in Art at the Gold Coast Art Gallery, Labyrinth Day, master classes,life-drawing classes, The Making Meaning Exhibition, and excursions.

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