Visual Arts

The Arts Unit provides opportunities for students and teachers through exhibitions, workshops and teacher professional learning and supports and extends the high standards of visual arts education in NSW.

Operation ArtOperation Art Logo

Operation Art exhibits the achievements of K-10 visual arts students at Sydney Olympic Park, the Art Gallery of NSW and regional galleries. Operation Art also holds student and teacher professional learning workshops across the state.


A series of showcase exhibitions of exemplary HSC visual arts works, ARTEXPRESS is a joint venture of the NSW Department of Education and the Board of Teaching and Educational Standards NSW.

Annex Art

The Arts Unit introduces Annex Art, a series of workshops and enrichment programs available to teachers and students in Stages 3, 4 and 5.


The Wilkins CollectionTHE WILKINS Collection

The Department's art collection, named in honour of public education pioneer William Wilkins.