Young artists and designers show off their work

The annual exhibitions of outstanding art and design by Year 12 students are an important and rare showcase for new talent.
woven panel with the words 'we are' by young artist Georgina Pechan showing in ARTEXPRESS 2024.

Gallery opportunities for young artists and designers aged under 18 are precious and few. This makes it all the more significant that major galleries like the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) and Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW) showcase annual exhibitions of senior high school graduating works.

These exhibitions, held in most states, provide a window into young people’s concerns, aspirations and artistic ideas. Here are a few on our radar right now, with more to unfold as the year progresses.

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