The Visual Arts provides students with an engaging forum for personal expression, critical thinking, and global enquiry. Working across a diverse range of mediums and formats, students can engage with the Visual Arts through two- and three-dimensional art studies, Photography and Multimedia, Design, Creative Arts and Art Technology. Each subject empowers students to reflect critically and respond purposefully to real-world concepts and contexts and is supported by collaboration and community partnerships.
The Visual Art curriculum and learning environment is intentionally aligned with an art school experience and is facilitated by teaching staff who are also professional arts practitioners as well as highly trained educators. Our students often pursue further study in fields such as Fine Art, Architectural Design, Graphic Design and Creative Arts. The Arts, more broadly, also provides opportunities to develop more global personal capabilities, such as quality thinking, personal enterprise and self-motivated learning, which can supplement and enrich learning in other curriculum areas.
Visual Art students have the potential to engage with opportunities that include annual public exhibitions and design markets in the Osmond Street Atelier, middle and senior school exhibitions, quarterly curated exhibitions in the ‘Corridor Gallery’, online Junior School exhibitions, design partnerships with the University of Adelaide School of Architecture, excursions to the Art Gallery of South Australia and to various tertiary arts institutions, and tailored opportunities throughout the school year.
Junior School Visual Arts
Artist in Residence
The Artist in Residence program aims to foster authentic partnerships with industry professionals to create a platform for collaboration, creativity and engagement. In 2023, Pulteney welcomed acclaimed multidisciplinary artist, Amber Cronin, as its first Artist in Residence. Working alongside students across the entire school from R-12, Amber inspired a curiosity for the natural world and invited students to contribute to a sculptural work that will undoubtedly become an indelible part of the Pulteney legacy.