Arts Programs

world trio student artworkIndependent Schools Victoria (ISV) believes that the arts play a central role in the education of children, and celebrates the outstanding talents of the students in our 200 plus Member Schools.

Since 2005, we have presented our Annual Student Art Exhibition, where the work of students is displayed, allowing schools and the wider community to appreciate a vast array of ideas and approaches.

Building on the exhibition, ISV also presents the Arts Learning Festival. Our inaugural festival in May that was open to all students in all 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’.

This year’s Art Exhibition, our 12th, features more than 100 artworks from students in 14 Member Schools.

The visual arts provide students with the skills that enable them to develop and share ideas through artwork, using their imaginations to expand the existing horizon of what is to what can be.

Exhibitions of artwork are platforms for connection that enable student creators to build an image-based dialogue where they can talk about themselves and their emerging world view.

Our annual student art collection for 2017 brings to life this dialogue with the diverse and complex voices of over 150 students of all ages from across Victoria.

The artworks will be available for viewing from Monday 24 July until Friday 31 August (business hours – weekdays only) at Shell House, 1 Spring Street, Melbourne.

Celebrate the opening with us on Wednesday 26 July 2017 at 6.00 pm. To RSVP, email the team.