UWS throws its support behind the state's best young artists as a sponsor of the 2009 ARTEXPRESS

Date: 12/03/2009

The University of Western Sydney is pleased to announce its support of the 2009 ARTEXPRESS - a showcase of the best NSW HSC Visual Art bodies of work and a celebration of the state's most promising young artists.

Each year, the NSW Department of Education and Training and the NSW Office of the Board of Studies select the state's best works of HSC art to be a part of the highly-regarded ARTEXPRESS, with exhibitions held through the year in metropolitan and regional NSW.

UWS Vice-Chancellor Professor Reid says the University is very proud to be a supporter of the ARTEXPRESS initiative.

"The University is delighted to have this opportunity to support an event that holds such prominence in the art community, as well as in the lives of young people," says Professor Reid.

"Of the thousands who complete the Visual Arts Higher School Certificate, only a select, talented few will have their work chosen for ARTEXPRESS.

"The University of Western Sydney is one of the leading educators in the emerging fields of digital arts and convergent media, with state-of-the-art facilities, broadcast quality animation, television post-production and design production studios, and cutting-edge computing and photographic labs.

"It is also provides sponsorship of Sydney's newest free-to-air television station TVS, which is located on the University's Werrington South Campus.

"UWS is committed to providing the best possible higher education to young people in Greater Western Sydney, and is thrilled to be able to support ARTEXPRESS and help continue to raise awareness and foster the creative arts across the GWS Region."

"Pushing the boundaries of creative and artistic expression is one of most exciting aspects of ARTEXPRESS - a philosophy that UWS also embraces," says Professor Reid.

"As a modern university, UWS serves to challenge traditional ways of thinking, address the contemporary issues that confront both our region and our nation, and work with our surrounding communities to help bring knowledge to life.

"On behalf of the UWS community, I welcome this partnership with ARTEXPRESS and look forward to many more successful years to come."

ARTEXPRESS is a joint initiative of the NSW Department of Education and Training and the Office of the Board of Studies, NSW. For more information, visit: http://www.artexpress.nsw.edu.au/



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