The school of high art

The life of a young person as they push through their HSC is an exciting, and often frightening one. The lure of future freedom dangles tantalisingly in front of them as the challenges of their studies, the expectations of their peers and the looming complexities of the adult world tug at them from all sides.

This tumultous time is explored in the five artworks currently on display at the Platypus Gallery in the Casino Visitor Information Centre.

The exhibition is called Schools Out five works from last years HSC students at Casino High.

It provides a rare glimpse into the lives of five young locals.

From Helen Perrys relationship with her Nana Nessa to Elyse Cruickshanks melancholy comtemplation of the loss of voice felt in comtemporary society (especially for the young). Theres a strength, honesty and a surprising delicacy in these works that is as yet undiminished by the knocks of time.

Schools Out runs until the end of February.

For more info phone 6662 3566.

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