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HSC showcases and events

Each year there are a number of Higher School Certificate (HSC) showcases and exhibitions of student work. You can find out more about these events, including dates, venues, and how to book, below.


ARTEXPRESS is an annual exhibition of exemplary artworks created by students for the HSC in Visual Arts. The works represent a broad range of subject matter, approaches, styles and media including painting, photomedia, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, graphic design, documented forms, textiles and fibre, ceramics, time-based forms and collections of works.

ARTEXPRESS represents the high standards and diversity achieved by Year 12 Visual Arts students in New South Wales schools.

ARTEXPRESS gallery guides

Download ARTEXPRESS gallery guides from current and previous years.

2017 Exhibition dates

Regional exhibitions

Western Plains Cultural Centre

9 June – 5 August

Grafton Regional Gallery

16 June – 29 July

Goulburn Regional Art Gallery

14 July – 2 September

Tamworth Regional Gallery

18 August – 8 October


Callback is the showcase of exemplary performances and compositions by HSC students of Dance. Performances of Callback have provided valuable demonstrations of HSC standards to Dance students and teachers since 1993. This is a great opportunity for students who are currently studying HSC Dance as well as for students who are contemplating undertaking this as a course of study. At the conclusion of each matinee performance there is a Q&A with the performers and HSC markers.

As well as the performances, HSC student workshops will be held each day.

General (non-booking) enquiries: (02) 8512 1179.


The Shape exhibition features a selection of exemplary Major Projects from HSC Design and Technology, Industrial Technology and Textiles and Design students .

General (non-booking) enquiries: (02) 9367 8309.


ENCORE is a program of outstanding performances and compositions by students from the HSC Music examinations. It is held annually at the Sydney Opera House.

Download ENCORE 2016 HSC program (PDF)
Download ENCORE 2016 HSC program (accessible version)

General (non-booking) enquiries: (02) 9367 8309

View and order ENCORE music CDs


InTech is an exhibition of outstanding Major Projects from HSC Industrial Technology students.

The exhibition covers all Industrial Technology focus areas – Timber Products and Furniture, Automotive, Electronics, Graphics, Metal and Engineering, and Multimedia. The exhibition includes students’ folios that document the design, management, communication and production of their projects.

More information is available on the Institute of Industrial Arts Technology Education website.


OnSTAGE is a presentation and exhibition of group and individual performances and projects by HSC Drama students. The OnSTAGE season at the Seymour Centre is presented by the NSW Education Standards Authority and the NSW Department of Education.


Writers OnSTAGE/OnSCREEN features rehearsed readings by professional actors and directors of two scripts from individual projects of the HSC Drama examination, plus the screening of three exemplary videos.

OnSTAGE exhibition

The OnSTAGE exhibition features exemplary individual projects by HSC Drama students. Projects include costume and set design, promotion and program, and theatre review.

General (non-booking) enquiries: (02) 9367 8309.


Texstyle is an exhibition of Higher School Certificate Textiles and Design Major Projects.

For more information go to or email

Young Writers Showcase

Young Writers Showcase is an anthology of some of the extraordinary Major Works in print, sound and visual media submitted for the HSC English Extension 2 course.

The anthology is launched at the State Library of NSW as part of wordeXpress.

Buy copies of the Young Writers Showcase

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