Independent Schools Victoria (ISV) believes that the arts play a central role in education, and celebrates the outstanding talents of the students in our 219 Member Schools.
Arts education opens doors to skills and approaches to learning that provide young people with tools to enable them to succeed in a highly competitive, complex and rapidly changing world.
The arts can initiate critical thinking on a diverse range of issues and challenges facing our contemporary global community. Through the creative process, students can formulate ideas and dialogue for change and possible solutions.
Arts learning can turbocharge curiosity, problem-solving skills and self-expression, providing positive foundations for young learners.
Since 2005, we have presented our Annual Student Art Exhibition, where students’ work is displayed and allowing schools and the wider community to appreciate a vast array of diverse ideas and complex approaches.
The Annual Student Art Exhibition is a vital link in the creative process for students by bringing their school-created artwork to connect with a wider audience. Through this connection we can all learn about young learners and their emerging world view.
Building on the success of our exhibitions program, in May 2017 ISV pioneered a new space for creative learning with its inaugural Arts Learning Festival. Festivals have traditionally been a place for connecting ideas and people and so our Arts Learning Festival is open to all students in all Victorian schools, as well as the wider community.
The biennial festival, which received support from the Victorian Government, the Opposition and Victoria’s cultural institutions, featured more than 30 events that captured the festival theme of ‘unlimited imagination’.
While we look forward to our next Arts Learning Festival in May 2019, once again we welcome the opportunity to share this year’s Annual Student Art Exhibition. Continuing a dialogue that began 13 years ago, this year’s collection of more than 150 objects from 15 Member Schools across Victoria will once again celebrate the gifts of arts education.
The artworks will be available for viewing from Monday 23 July until Thursday 30 August 2018, during business hours only, at No 1 Spring Street, Melbourne.