Scots All Saints College student Stella Gavey is set to have her Higher School Certificate (HSC) major artwork displayed in Sydney.
Ms Gavey has had her artwork selected to feature in the prestigious and iconic ARTEXPRESS exhibition at The Armory in Sydney Olympic Park.
Her artwork titled Tree Change and Tree Huggers uses the textile and fibre art mediums, illustrating the tree change taken by her family.
Aspects of the built and natural world symbolise the cathartic personal change induced by her new environment.
The tactile nature of fabric and embroidery partnered with bright colours represents the joy and comfort found by immersing in the natural world.
Ms Gavey was one of three Scots All Saints College students that originally had their artwork nominated for ARTEXPRESS, alongside Genevieve King and Portia Killiby.
Ms King's was a collection of works titled The Grand Tour, I Travel ... Therefore I Am Better, while Ms Killiby's is linked by a thematic study of Colonial curiosities including Elizabeth Gould's practice of taxidermy, modernist art practice, including Margaret Preston and postmodern textile practices.
ARTEXPRESS is an annual series of exhibitions of exemplary artworks created by NSW Visual Arts students for the HSC.
All up, 8616 students submitted Bodies of Work for the 2020 Visual Arts HSC Examination and 575 were nominated for ARTEXPRESS.