The Art Committee meets on the third Wednesday of the month 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.
We’re a friendly and energetic committee, so please come and join us.
If you’d like to find out more or be on our email list, please email us [email protected]
You can also find the Mosman High Art Committee on Facebook.
Art Committee Coordinators: Pru Smith, Jenny Buck, Fiona Alvarez, Phillipa Tayler.
What we do
We had two major projects in 2015. The first was a major fund raising event AnonyMos Secret Artist Project, an Art Sale and Exhibition of unnamed, untitled 8”x8” canvases. We invited established and emerging artists, Mosman 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 from the artists, as well as local businesses and the school community was amazing! It was a fun and very successful event. Not only did we raise enough money for new pin boards and hanging systems in the art department, there was a real boost in the feel good factor for everyone involved. See below for paintings that are still available for sale.
The second project was a fully immersive art experience to Fowlers Gap research station 115 km north of Broken Hill. In the tradition of many artists and art students before them, students, teachers, parents from Mosman High and an Artist in Residence travelled by train to Broken Hill and then mini bus to Fowlers Gap. The committee’s role was to research, budget, book travel, accommodation and organise catering. The excursion, a first for Mosman High, was highly successful and productive, and we are planning another visit in September 2016.
Over the past two years we have helped organize storerooms, clean up before the art block was painted, and assist with the annual Art Exhibition that showcases the HSC Major works and the work of Years 7 to 11. This year, Ian Grant, the highly regarded Sydney painter and former Head of Painting Studies at COFA opened the exhibition.
The Art Committee also produced a hard cover book of HSC Art Students’ major works. The students get a copy on Graduation, and Mrs Wyatt proudly presents them as gifts on her official visits.