People's Choice Award


Year 12 Perspectives 2010

29 January - 10 July 2011

Dave Amudo
Self portrait with trees 2010
acrylic on canvas
76 x 101.5cm
Eastern Goldfields Senior High School Year 12 Visual Arts

Year 12 Perspectives 2010 is your yearly taste of art by the best, brightest and 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. As can be seen in this dynamic exhibition, the visual arts are a medium through which thought, inspiration and intellectual inquiry is given striking form.

Seen alongside work by young Western Australian are selected pieces by Japanese high school graduates. This exchange is an outcome of our partnership with the International Foundation for Arts and Culture, creating a fascinating juxtaposition that allows viewers to explore the similarities and differences in outlook and approaches to youthful art making in our two countries.

Entertaining, diverse and challenging, Year 12 Perspectives 2010 continues the fine legacy of this exhibition that has been one of the Gallery's most popular events for 18 years.

You can view all the works in this exhibition on our Year 12 Perspectives 2010 Facebook page.

Artist Talks

During the exhibition opening we spoke to some of the artists about their work. These interviews can be viewed here on YouTube!

On Saturday 2 April some of these very talented year 12 art students spoke to visitors about their work in celebration of National Youth Week Own it! These talks were part of the KickstART Youth Art Market program which was presented by Propel Youth Arts WA. You can see these wonderful talks here on YouTube.

Reeanne Anderson was interviewed about her work and the finished product was played on the Northbridge piazza screen. Watch it here on YouTube.

People's Choice

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the Year 12 Perspectives 2010 People's Choice Award is Ryan Vincent. Ryan, who attended Aquinas College in 2010 wins a Nintendo Wii package valued at $444.

Ryan’s work Boxman attracted the most number of votes from members of the public visiting
the Gallery and through online voting. Those who participated in the voting went into a draw and were also eligible to win a Nintendo Wii package. The winning voter is Steve McKay of

Click here to view the winning work.

Ryan Vincent receiving his prize from Peter Lowe, the Gallery's Manager of Education and Visitor Development.

Packers' Prize Winner

This years winner of the Packer Prize is Melissa Simonds from Kingsley. Melissa won a $50 Art Gallery Shop voucher. Her work caught the eye of the Gallery's installation team!

Melissa Simonds
Material girl 2010
acrylic on board
67.5 x 45cm (framed)
St Mary's Anglican Girls' School Year 12 Visual Arts

iFAc grant Winners

In addition to having their work exhibited in the Gallery, the students were also invited to apply for two International Foundation for Arts and Culture (IFAC) grants. Valued at $5000 each, both grants foster the creative development of the successful students.

The IFAC Chairman’s Travel Grant will give the successful candidate the opportunity to pursue their artistic practice overseas in the context of a new cultural environment. The IFAC Arts and Culture Grant contributes to the purchase of equipment and/or training to assist the student’s development in a creative endeavour of their choice.


Arts Grant Winner
Rebecca Farag
Bag of sand 2010
mixed media book
45.5 x 50.5 x 1 cm (book)
Mater Dei College

Travel Grant Winner
Kelsey Brewer
Tanin no kanten - 'From another's point of view' 2010
acrylic on board
110 x 151 cm
St Mary's Anglican Girls' School

Catalogue Now Available

Enjoyed what you saw at the exhibition and want a keepsake? Cataloging all displayed works, the Year 12 Perspectives 2010 catalogue is the perfect way to take the exhibition home with you. Only $10 from the Art Gallery Shop.


Year 12 Perspectives 2010 is sponsored by the Department of Education, Curriculum Council, The International Foundation for Art and Culture, Catholic Education and Nova.









Last Reviewed 28 June 2011

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