As always, the Bodies of Work on display this year represent hours of hard work, dedication and creativity on behalf of our Year 12 students.

Each year, our students capture some beautiful moments in their lives and open their souls for us to observe and the 2020 cohort is no exception. There are some beautiful works that tell some very moving stories of their own experience. Their skill is only matched by their courage to share their story with the viewers of their works. We are immensely proud of them.

From the depiction of personal experiences through beautiful drawings; to the impact of unsustainable practices on our coral reefs depicted as a sculpture; to capturing the child within us through video, our students should be proud of the technically refined and beautifully meaningful Bodies of Work they have produced this year.

Congratulations to each and every student, to their families who supported them and to our Visual Arts Department staff who have guided and encouraged them throughout the creation of each and every project.

Phillip Heath AM
Head of Barker College

“Creativity takes courage.”

Henri Matisse

Welcome to the 2020 HSC Visual Arts Online Exhibition.

The artworks before you represent countless hours of work, contemplated concepts and considered choices culminating in thought provoking Bodies of Work. We hope you enjoy the breadth and depth of the talent that the 2020 Visual Art cohort has produced, under difficult circumstances, this year.

I must thank my incredible team who have gone above and beyond for our young artists. This year our Year 12 teachers are Mr Love, Mrs Elston and Mrs Vargassoff, assisted by Mr Ryan and Mrs Macdonald who have encouraged and guided our Year 12s.

We thank the parents for their support and the trust they have placed in us to guide our students through the artist’s process.  We would also like to thank our Year 12s, who have risen to the challenge and have displayed great courage to create technically refined and beautifully meaningful Bodies of Work. May this be just the start of your artistic journey and may tales of your endeavours and many successes return to us

Tara Claire van Drempt
Head of Visual Arts


Prize Winners

Eckersley’s Peer’s Choice Award Winner

Erin Rench


Joint Runner Up

Ben Lau & Andy Santone


S&S Wholesale Technical Merit Award Winner

Riya Swarup


Runner Up

Mike Jones

Barker Artist Practice Award

Chloe Thong


Runner Up

Sophia White