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Proudly Offering Extension, Enrichment & Differentiation in the Visual Arts
The Gifted and Talented Education: Visual Arts program was established at Applecross Senior High School in 1968, it was the first program of its type in Western Australia, and celebrated 40 years of excellence in 2008. Our prestigious Visual Arts program produces graduates highly regarded by tertiary institutions and arts industry due to our tradition of excellence and reputation for success.
The program has an excellent retention record, and students enrolled at Year 7 level continue with their studies through to Year 12.
This unique Visual Arts program offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a range of highly specialised studio disciplines during regular Saturday morning workshops conducted by professional artists and practicing crafts persons. Our student’s benefit from exhibiting their artwork and being involved in community art projects.
This differentiated curriculum offers the participant exposure to contemporary Visual Arts practice, current exhibitions, and collaborative involvement in studio workshops that provide a stimulating and supportive environment for the gifted and talented student. We help our students achieve their potential by encouraging them to conceptualise, explore sophisticated visual communication techniques, and develop a breadth and depth of personal investigation.
Extract from the ‘The National Review of Visual Education’ – August 2008:
The overarching driver sensed by Governments, nationally and internationally, is that creativity is a resource that must be nurtured in order to harvest the rewards of innovation.
Please view our video gallery of Gifted and Talented Student Artwork.
Further information regarding the Department’s Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Programs can be found on the Department of Education website.
Year 10 Award for Excellence
Year 12 Award for Excellence
Two time Archibald prize for portraiture Finalist. Abdul was named a Finalist in the prestigious Archibald prize for Portraiture for the second time in 2013. Abdul made headlines when he was first selected as a Finalist in 2011 as he was the youngest to ever become a Finalist, and the first Islamic artist to be represented in the history of the Award. Abdul graduated from the Gifted & Talented Visual Art Program in 2003.
Nationally and internationally acclaimed Painter.
Gifted Draughtsman & Fashion Designer. After graduating in 2003 Tane and fellow class member Kira Goodey developed their own highly successful fashion label. 'Of Cabbages & Kings', a label that has become very well known in the United Kingdom. Tane has also followed his interest in drawing and has had a number of highly successful gallery showings.
Professor Su Baker
Head of the School of Art – Victorian College of the Arts (University of Melbourne) – professional artist.
Nationally acclaimed Painter.
Gifted Draughtsman & Fashion Designer. After graduating in 2003 Kira and fellow class member Tane Andrews developed their own highly successful fashion label. 'Of Cabbages & Kings', a label that has become very well known in the United Kingdom.
Mark Ho (Chi Kuen Ho)
Subject Award for TEE Art in 1996 (Top Student in Western Australia) - Graphic Designer – Design Lecturer at Curtin University of Technology. Worked as a Graphic Design Tutor in Special Art program at Applecross SHS for a number of years.
David Hummerston (father)
Editorial Counsellor for The West Australian.
Janet Hummerston (mother)
Head of Visual Art Department at Perth College.
Si Hummerston (son)
Subject Award for TEE Art 2006 (Top Student in Western Australia), General Exhibition, Certificates of Distinction (Art and English Literature), Certificate of Excellence – studying Medicine at the University of Western Australia. Winner of the Rob Riley Award for Highest TEE Achievement for an Aboriginal Student 2006.
Lecturer in Visual Art at Curtin University of Technology.
Subject Award for TEE Art 2007 (Top Student in Western Australia), Certificate of Distinction in Art 2007.
Curator – City of Fremantle Art Collection.
Senior Creative Advertising – ‘303 Advertising’ - Perth.
Textile Artist / Puppeteer - Recognised as a ‘National Treasure’.
Emmy Award Winning Designer - Raoul has won two Creative Arts Emmys for Outstanding Main Title Designs in 2016 for The Man In The High Castle and in 2014 for the True Detective. Raoul is based in Melbourne working with design firm Elastic. www.raoulmarks.com
Cartographer – Mines Department of Western Australia.
Artist. Worked as a Painting Tutor at Applecross SHS in 2006.
Painter – in numerous art collections across Australia including the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Recognised as a ‘National Treasure’. Worked as Painting Tutor at Applecross SHS.
Fashion Designer. Gained a considerable amount of exposure in the local fashion industry for her very popular label 'The Butcher & The Crow'. Elisha, who continues to develop her label, and also works as a Fashion design Lecturer at Challenger TAFE, graduated from the GATE Visual Art program in 2003.
Professor Diane Stone PhD
Lecturer in Politics and International Studies at Warwick University, United Kingdom.
Vinten Browning: Advertising Agency of the Year Award 2007.
QANTAS Spirit of Youth Awards 2006 - named as one of the top 24 Artists under 24 years of age in Australia. Worked as a Photography Tutor at Applecross SHS in 2006.
Became an exhibiting ceramic artist and part time fine art lecturer at Curtin University of Technology. Since 1999, David has worked as an Art Director and Matte Painter in Feature Film visual effects in Sydney and London.