GALLERY: Parramatta girls’ topical HSC art

GALLERY: Parramatta girls’ topical HSC art Imogen King with her innovative self portrait. Picture: Gene Ramirez
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Meegan Armstrong with a clay figure from her installation ‘Migration’. Picture: Gene Ramirez

Claudia Stafrace with her portraits of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and Edward Snowden. Picture: Gene Ramirez

Picture: Gene Ramirez

Digital skateboard designs by year 10 students at Our lady of Mercy College, Parramatta. Picture: Gene Ramirez

Picture: Gene Ramirez

Picture: Gene Ramirez

Picture: Gene Ramirez

Picture: Gene Ramirez

Picture: Gene Ramirez

Picture: Gene Ramirez

Picture: Gene Ramirez

Picture: Gene Ramirez

Picture: Gene Ramirez

TweetFacebook Migration, about the plight of refugees.

‘‘I went onto the United Nation’s refugee agency website and read a lot of articles about how they were treated —badly in certain instances,’’ she said.

‘‘I wanted to bring awareness.’’

Claudia Stafrace, 18, painted portraits of Julian Assange and Edward Snowden after exploring the power of technology, government censorship and the dangers associated with sharing personal information online.

They were hung at her school’s annual art exhibition on August 20, two days after Assange announced he would leave the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he has stayed for two years to avoid extradition.

‘‘My concept was to explore the power and paradox of technology — basically that knowledge can be limitless with the internet but there are different ways it can be used such as as a means to control people.

‘‘I invite the audience to question ‘Is the disclosure of information by private organisations really of benefit to society or is it actually damaging?’’’

Imogen King, 17, painted a self portrait inspired by Australian artist Brett Whitely’s Alchemy.

‘‘My work is an attempt at a self portrait without ever depicting the physical version of me and [to discover] how does one encapsulate personality and the way that one views oneself within the world,’’ she said.

‘‘It’s quite hard because you feel like this work should … show everything that you are and everything that you’re capable of. You become incredibly emotionally invested in it.’’

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