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 Art Logo

Operation Art

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 NSW Education Standards Authority.

Annex Art and Mural in a Day

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


HomeTutor showing artwork to student

Home connects professional Aboriginal artists, students and teachers with local regional galleries and the Art Gallery of NSW to explore cultural practice and art making.


THE WILKINS CollectionThe Wilkins Collection

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