First Class 23

First Class 22 exhibition opening 5 Feb 23-058.jpg

Since 2009 First Class has celebrated and showcased the exceptional standard of work produced by HSC Visual Arts Students from the Hunter and Central Coast regions. A Museum of Art and Culture, yapang initiated project, this unique exhibition continues to be a highlight of the yearly calendar. Selected from submissions produced in the previous year, the exhibition continues to embrace the diversity of media and techniques that represent the wide scope of the NSW HSC Visual Arts syllabus.­

Presenting the work of skillful young artists in a professionally curated gallery setting, audiences are able to experience the richness of local talent and the voice of youth. Employing a variety of visual imagery and techniques, many of these artists have turned inward to explore the impact of their world and their response to it. Themes of family, memories and the importance of home are distinctive concepts that connect us all. Intimate works explore complex connections to place and identity, youth, personal relationships and culture. A deep connection to nature is also explored with symbolic interpretations commenting on environmental impacts and ecological responsibilities.

Visual Arts places a high regard on how students develop an informed point of view, encouraging diversity, empathy and inclusion. Those selected for First Class 23 have excelled in these areas and their voices are heard throughout the exhibition. Whilst many works explore serious concepts and weighty issues, many have celebrated the fun, quirky and whimsical. This exhibition honours the wonderful talents of our local HSC students of 2023 and we commend their work and vision. 


Airlie Butterworth

Alessandra Martinelli     

Alex Turner

Anna Crutcher

Archie Brennan

Aubany Seaton

Bella Crouch

Brydie Hoad

Charli Balzer

Chelsea Brohier

Chloe Chiong

Connie Huang

Danyella Yates

Eden Mungovan

Egan White

Ella Cupitt

Elle Vitnell

Emma Berghout

Emma Cox

Evelina Moloney

Freya Vial

Gemma Staveley

Georgia Thiveos

Grey Bock

Hannah Brown

Hannah Moreau

Isabella Luo

Isobelle Zwart

Jack White

Jasmine Seeney

Jayden Peter

Jenbae McIlroy

Jiawen Shi

Joop Van de Wijgaart     

Justin Dawson

Kasey Tudor

Kayla Penfold

Keeley Smith

Kyle Bangoy 

Lachlan Berridge

Lia Trueman

Liana Ponsen

Maddeline Dawson

Madeline Lilley

Mia Byrne

Mikayla de Lacy Peek

Milly Hampson

Molly Bell

Oliver Russell

Olivia Watson

Paige Farnant

Poppy Grady

Samantha Angulo

Samuel Troyer

Shany Eidels

Sienna Gillespie

Sophie Colla

Talia Falconer

Talullah Gardiner

Tylah Bligh


Image: Erin Marini Attraverso gli Occhi di Egidio (through the eyes of Egidio) ceramic. From the exhibition First Class 22. Courtesy the artist and MAC yapang.



  • Saturday, 10 February 2024 | 09:00 AM - Monday, 08 April 2024 | 03:00 PM


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