7 March - 30 June 2013

Year 12 Perspectives is your yearly taste of art by some of 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.

Dante Bott-Wakelam

Dante Bott-Wakelam
Eastern Hills Senior High School
Yesterday's news 2012
46 x 61 cm


The Year 12 Perspectives exhibition is celebrating its 21st year. Once again this popular annual event provides the platform to showcase selected works from students graduating from Year 12 Visual Arts. Year 12 Perspectives 2012 promises to deliver works of technical excellence and emotional complexity.

A judging panel compiled of representatives from the Education Department, the Art Education Association of WA, Catholic Education and the Art Gallery of WA have selected 63 varied works across a range of media and subject matter, ranging from painting, sculpture, ceramics, to video and drawing.

These talented Year 12 graduates explore themes of social disconnection, the move into adulthood, gender identity, disability and the impact of social media. This exhibition gives us the opportunity to examine these issues, which are of concern to us all, though the eyes of today’s youth. The 62 artists whose works are on display challenge us to reflect, explore and understand the world in which they inhabit and provide us with an opportunity to connect to the experiences of the young people of Western Australia.


Christopher Nguyen is the winner of the 2012 Santos People's Choice Award

The Santos Year 12 Perspectives People’s Choice Award was awarded to Christopher Nguyen whose work Command S was voted the most popular by Gallery audiences.

John Anderson, Santos Vice President for WA and Northern Territory, presented Christopher with his award and prize of a trip for two to the Art Gallery of South Australia for receiving the most votes from the WA community.

Christopher attended Applecross Senior High School. As part of his prize his school will also receive 30 tickets to visit theVan Gogh, Dalí and Beyond: The World Reimagined exhibition. One lucky voter also won a season pass for two to this extraordinary MoMA Series exhibition.

John Anderson, Santos Vice President for WA and NT, Stefano Carboni, AGWA Director and Christopher Nguyen.

John Anderson, Santos Vice President for WA and NT, Stefano Carboni, AGWA Director and Christopher Nguyen next to the winning work.


Year 12 Perspectives 2012 Exhibition Catalogue



Past Exhibitions

Year 12 Perspectives 2011

Year 12 Perspectives 2010
Year 12 Perspectives 2009
Year 12 Perspectives 2008


Year 12 Perspectives 2012 is sponsored by the Department of Education, Curriculum Council, Santos and Catholic Education.

Government sponsors

Principal Exhibition Sponsor

Exhibition sponsor






Last reviewed 12 June 2013

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