NIRIN: Year 12 Online Study Series

Year 12 Study Day, 2019

Session 1: HSC Section 1, Practice Questions [Frames]

The following questions are adapted from past papers. We have replaced the original ‘stimulus’ works with works from NIRIN: 22nd Biennale of Sydney at Campbelltown Arts Centre.  

Download the PDF questions here

Please refer to NIRIN Virtual Tour here to see works in the gallery.

The marks and recommended times are based on the original papers; additional marking advice and feedback can be referenced for each question:  

The artworks in each question are new, and should be approached by students as ‘unseen’. Students shouldn’t use full catalogue text or require any prior knowledge on these works; written responses should be formed using information provided in the virtual tour or text below. 

We encourage students to start by discussing and interpreting each question and artwork in groups, or as a class with teacher facilitation. The questions can be answered progressively independently to build skills and confidence. For example: Teacher led small groups, a group interpretation with individual writing time, individually.  

Session 2: Artist Talk & Creative Stress Relief with Bhenji Ra

An introduction to the expansive practice of NIRIN artist Bhenji Ra, with practical stress relief exercises informed by her practice and experience. 

Watch Video 1: Bhenji Ra, Artist Introduction

Watch Video 2: Bheji Ra, Kapalabhati breathing workshop

Watch Video 3: Bhenji Ra – Stress relief workshop

Session 3:Visual Arts Essay Writing
Our essay writing session is developed by Alanna O’Brien, Secondary Visual Arts Teacher, Broughton Anglican College​ with Nishta Gupta, Broughton Anglican Alumni. The powerpoint accompanies video in essay writing strategies for visual arts, with a focus on Section 2 of HSC paper.

Watch Video: Visual Arts Essay Writing

Download Powerpoint Slides



Edwina Hill, Education Officer 
[email protected] 
0419 213 872