First Class 16


17 March – 30 April 2017


Uniquely local and now in its ninth successful year, the First Class series is a major event in the gallery’s calendar. The First Class 16 exhibition continues the tradition of showcasing the most outstanding work produced by Hunter and Central Coast HSC Visual Arts students from the previous year. It provides young artists with a unique opportunity to exhibit in a professional public gallery environment and encourages audiences to experience a richness of talent and the voice of youth. This year the artworks demonstrate a quiet concern for the complex environmental, cultural and scientific issues facing young people today. Sophisticated interrogation and observation of source material is transformed, revealing the vulnerability of both our environment and culture.


A gallery project curated by Lisa Who and Helen Willis.


Jessica Curry from Glendale Technology High School Existing, Falling, Drowning, Gone (detail) 2016, suite of four photographs, each 40 x 40cm © the artist.



First Class 16