Art Committee

The Art Committee meet on the third Wednesday of the month at 6pm in the Mosman High office foyer to share ideas about how to best support the school’s wonderful Art Department and its dedicated teachers and in turn enhance art education for all Mosman High students.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Art Committee co-ordinators are: 

  • Ann King – Chairperson 
  • Jenni De Jager – Treasurer 
  • Al Adamson – Secretary
  • Kelly Pasmslidis – Marketing/Branding and Social

Head of Visual Arts is Fiona Ackerman.

What we do

We raise funds for the Art Department including materials, pinboards, TV, learning aids, and excursions.  Anything that is required to enrich the learning and teaching process for all Students and Staff.

Over the past four years we have been involved with working bees to assist the staff with general cleans-ups and organisational tasks to assist with getting the art block ready for the annual Art Exhibition that showcases the HSC Major works and the work of Years 7 to 11. 

The Art Committee also produced a hard cover book of HSC Art Student’s major works. The students receive a copy on graduation, and Mrs Wyatt proudly presents them as gifts on her official visits.

How we raise money

In 2015 we ran our first major fund raising event, the AnonyMos Secret Artist Project an Art Sale and Exhibition of unnamed, untitled 8”x8” canvases. We invited established and emerging artists, Mosman High teachers, parents, ex-students and some of our talented students to paint on the canvases and then send them back to us. The generous support from the artists, as well as local businesses and the school community was amazing!

2016 was a year of consolidation in which we were able to complete our goal of furnishing the art block with new pin boards and hanging system and raising enough funds to continue with some smaller on-going projects. We raised funds by holding a cake stall and small art market on Election Day. We also ran a raffle on the night of the annual school Art Exhibition.

What we are doing now 2019 – 2020

“Sip and Create”

This event is our latest fundraiser and is an evening of art making, wine and nibbles led by our talented teachers. Participants from our Mosman community and school choose a 2-hour session of Life Drawing, Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Brooch Making or Print Making. We would like to thank our wonderful art teachers for the time and effort they put into creating such a fun and engaging evening for everyone. 

“Speaker Series.”

We are excited to launch our new Speaker Series for 2019/20. Coming up we have an exciting series from curators of international galleries, World famous illustrators, film makers and performance artists live on stage. This exciting speaker series will be the first of its kind in our school for the Art Department and we are looking forward to the enrichment it will provide for our broader community fellow schools and students. Everyone welcome. Look out for more information on this compelling series.

The first event for 2020 is our Creative Speaker Series with Ken Done, James Gulliver Hancock and Nina Rycroft on FEB 19th

19th February Creative Speakers Series featuring Illustrators
26th March Sip and Create community event
28th May Creative Spear series featuring Painters
11th June  Sip and Create community event
12th August Creative Speakers Series featuring digital art medium/Animators

Fundraising goal

To raise money for new student furniture in the new learning environment 

How to join

The Art Committee is keen for new members to join and bring their ideas and skills.  If you’d like to find out more and be on our email list, please contact us either by email [email protected] or call Ann King Chairperson 0414 809 579 You can also find us on the Mosman High P&C Website or Facebook.