IT was that time of the year when Erskine Park High School’s hall resembled an art gallery.
Now in its 18th year, Art in the Park is still going strong as one of the school’s most popular events.
Every student who does art had at least one artwork on display for three days recently.
It took a week to set up the exhibition, which consists of more than 1000 individual pieces.
Every genre is catered from photography, painting and sculptures to drawing and multimedia.
More than 500 people attended Wednesday night’s launch.
‘‘No two years are ever the same,’’ head teacher Gennaro Serra said.
‘‘You could come 10 years in a row and each one will be different. It’s well supported by the community’’
An exhibition titled Cardboard Cities will be on display at Lewers Gallery next month, consisting of year eight art model projects made from boxes.
One of the most popular section is the Bald Archies, where students do carnitures of the staff.
‘‘The teachers love it and often end up keeping them,’’ Mr Serra said.
The display was a chance to check out HSC major works before they’re sent away for marking.
Erskine Park prides itself on the HSC visual art success achieved in recent years, including 2010 graduate Ashley Green, who won the ArtExpress excellence award for the best artwork.
‘‘We have four or five students who should do extremely well,’’ teacher Brooke Barty said.
Allara La Ferla’s major work My Blanket is about the Stolen Generation to reflect her Aboriginal heritage.
Shredded pieces of blanket represent comfort for the children being taken from their families.
It has a sound feature where Allara’s grandmother recalls stories about the Stolen Generation.
HSC classmate Tiarne Large has expanded on the breast cancer theme of last year’s art installation using bras.
This year’s major work How many lumps on your family’s mantelpiece consists of ceramic breasts that have been airbrushed.