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7 March - 1 June 2015

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 23rd year. Once again this popular annual event provides the platform to showcase selected works from students graduating from Year 12 Visual Arts.

This year’s judging panel has selected 69 artworks, dealing with political, social and personal themes. This exhibition represents a great opportunity to glimpse the world through the eyes of our young people.

Andrea Singeorzan

Joshua Nairn Hayley Partington


Andrea Singeorzan Ashdale Secondary College Duality 2014
mixed media, three parts: 52.5 x 52.5 x 4.5 cm each

Joshua Nairn Perth Modern School Man eater 2014
acrylic and gouache on canvas, 45.5 x 61 cm

Hayley Partington Perth College Hay St mall 2014
mixed media on wood, two parts: 22.5 x 60.3 cm; 24 x 60 cm


people's choice Award

The People’s Choice Award encourages visitors to the exhibition and website to vote for their favourite artist. The most popular vote will be counted in the final days of the exhibition and the winning artist will be acknowledged with a $500 voucher towards the purchase of art supplies to encourage and support their ongoing creative journey.

The graduating students who study Visual Art at the winning student’s school will also all receive tickets to attend the Treasure Ships: Art in the Age of Spices showcase which opens at AGWA in October. One lucky voter will also win a double pass to Treasure Ships for casting their vote in this year’s People’s Choice Award.

Liam Strickland

Liam Strickland Hale School Portrait of the Artist as a Year 12 2014

oil and acrylic on canvas, 153 x 121.5 cm

Congratulations to Liam Strickland, winner of this year's People's Choice Award.

Liam's work Portrait of the Artist as a Year 12 was voted the most popular by Gallery audiences.

In Liam's words, “My intention was to investigate a highly individual approach to portraiture and the expression of form. Marking my eighteenth year of life, and final year of school, I wanted to capture the array of emotions associated with this time in life and express them with a raw, vibrant, and energetic style. I was influenced and inspired by the works of artists such as Joshua Miels, Andrew Salgado, Daniel Richter and older artists including Vincent Van Gogh and Henri Matisse. Their use of vibrant and expressive colours and the raw energy present within their works was something I wanted to include in my own body of work."


Exhibition Catalogue

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Packers' Prize

Congratulations to Joshua Nairn, winner of this year's Packers' Prize.

Joshua Nairn


Past Exhibitions

Year 12 Perspectives 2013

Year 12 Perspectives 2012

Year 12 Perspectives 2011

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



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