Year 12 Perspectives 2013

26 February - 5 May 2014

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.

The Year 12 Perspectives exhibition is celebrating its 22nd 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 2013 promises to deliver works of technical excellence and emotional complexity.

This year’s judging panel has selected 56 works of technical excellence and emotional complexity, across a variety of subject matter and media, ranging from painting and drawing to sculpture, digital moving image, photography and textiles.

Exhibition Catalogue

Year 12 Perspectives catalogue

Jessie Lee is the winner of the 2014 People's Choice Award

The Year 12 Perspectives 2013 Santos People’s Choice Award was awarded to Jessie Lee whose work Khmer Grandmother was voted the most popular by Gallery audiences.

Brett Woods, Santos General Manager for WA and Northern Territory, presented Jessie Lee with her award and prize of a trip for two to the Art Gallery of South Australia for receiving the most votes from the WA community.

In Jessie’s words, “In January 2013 my family and I travelled to Cambodia. It is here that we met the Khmer Grandmother. Throughout her long life she has witnessed the horrors of war and famine and seen many die at the hands of the Pol Pot regime. Yet despite a life of extreme poverty and hardship, she is a vessel of incredible strength and resilience as shown through her love, compassion and care for others. Meeting her was a life-changing experience that had a profound effect on me.”

Jessie attended John XXIII College. As part of her prize her school will also receive 30 tickets to visit the exhibition Richard Avedon: People, opening at the Art Gallery of WA on 2 August. Taryn Oats also won a $150 AGWA Shop voucher and tickets to Richard Avedon: People simply for casting her vote in this year’s People’s Choice Award.

Louise Hoy – Visual Arts Teacher, John XXIII College; Brett Woods – General Manager WA/NT, Santos; Jessie Lee – Winner;

Stefano Carboni – Director, Art Gallery WA. Art work: Khmer Grandmother 2013. Charcoal on paper, 122 x 101 cm.

Packers' Prize

Congratulations to Ali Watson, winner of the 2014 Packers' Prize!

"We chose Ali’s work because of the beauty and maturity shown in the Abstract work. We felt the artwork showed balance in tone, texture and materials that encourages the viewer to revisit the artwork".


Ali Watson, Genocide 2013.

Ali Watson Chisholm Catholic College Genocide 2013.

Mixed media resin on ply, paint, photo, wood, ratten, tin, metal, dimensions variable.

Hear 720ABC Drive presenter John McGlue chat with some of the Year 12 Perspectives exhibition artists about their works at the opening night event.




Past Exhibitions

Year 12 Perspectives 2012

Year 12 Perspectives 2011

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



Government sponsors

Principal Exhibition Sponsor

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Exhibition sponsor

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