The Art Gallery of Western Australia will beat with the pulse of young artists when Year 12 Perspectives opens.

This highly anticipated annual exhibition provides Perth with its yearly taste of art by some of the most talented graduating high school artists in the State. An annual barometer of what our youth are thinking and feeling, it is also a rich celebration of the role the arts play in the development of individual identities.

58 works by 57 students from across Western Australia were selected by this year’s judging panel comprised of: Lisa Bowden, Principal Consultant Visual Arts, School Curriculum and Standards Authority; Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Artist; and Dunja Rmandić, Associate Curator Projects, Art Gallery of WA.

Works span a variety of subject matter and media, ranging from painting and drawing to sculpture, digital moving image, photography and textiles.

Year 12 Perspectives 2015 - Saturday 2 April : 2pm
Join some of the 2015 Perspectives artists as they describe what influenced their work on display in the exhibition.


Artwork above by:

Riley Curnow
Hale School
The Drum 2015
oil on canvas
106 x 126 cm

"The idea for my artwork was to make a visual statement of myself placed in areas of interest within a local urban landscape. My artistic influences were the work of Italian Renaissance artist Piero della Francesca and Australian surrealist artist Jeffrey Smart. I was influenced by Francesca's clinical and ordered perspective and further influenced by Smart's depictions of almost seemingly unoccupied urban landscapes. The intention of my artwork is to invite the viewer to consider the aesthetic qualities and mood of an urban landscape occupied by a lone figure, uncluttered and beautifully coloured." - Ryan Curnow

Image: Riley Curnow, Hale School, The Drum 2015, oil on canvas, 106 x 126 cm


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