Year 12 Perspectives showcases work by some of the best, brightest and most talented graduating high school artists in WA, and is a barometer of what our youth are thinking and feeling.
In 2017, the Year 12 Perspectives exhibition will celebrate its 25th year and the show will also highlight alumni who have become professional practitioners in the visual arts, including video interviews with previous finalists across the years.
58 works by 57 students from across Western Australia were selected by 2016’s judging panel comprised of: Genevie Baker, Coordinator Curriculum K-12, Arts Teaching & Learning Team, Catholic Education; Tarryn Gill, Artist; and Dunja Rmandic, Associate Curator Projects, AGWA.
Works span a variety of subject matter and media, ranging from painting and drawing to sculpture, digital moving image, photography and textiles.
Prominent themes in 2016’s display include “social engagement, family and nature” said Dunja Rmandić, AGWA Associate Curator Projects.
This year, the Art Gallery of Western Australia is pleased to welcome Healthway promoting the Act-Belong-Commit message as the new Principal Partner of Year 12 Perspectives 2016.
“Year 12 Perspectives is a much loved annual event showcasing the creative talents of WA students. With strong evidence of the importance of creativity and arts engagement on positive mental wellbeing, the exhibition is a great fit for the Act-Belong-Commit message.
Not only does it foster participation and demonstrate the wonderful work of the young artists, it also provides an opportunity for the WA community to engage and show support by coming to visit the Gallery during the exhibition.” Gallery Director, Stefano Carboni said.
Healthway’s Acting Executive Director, Maree De Lacey, said: “Healthway is delighted to be partnering with the Art Gallery of WA to support the Year 12 Perspectives exhibition. This partnership is a fantastic way of engaging young people and their families with the Act-Belong-Commit message about positive mental health,” Ms De Lacey said.
“And, the exhibition will draw young people together through their shared enjoyment of art, creating social connections that are so important for mental wellbeing.” she continued.