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Noni Mills INFJ (introvert, intuition, feeling, judging) 2015


Curator Dunja Rmandic


  year 12 perspectives 2015

  12 March - 13 June 2016 | FREE





Art with a different beat - Year 12 Perspectives 2015 from Art Gallery of Western Australia on Vimeo.

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 24th year. Once again this popular annual event provides the platform to showcase selected works from students graduating from Year 12 Visual Arts.

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 Rmandic, Associate Curator Projects, AGWA.

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

This exhibition represents a great opportunity to glimpse the world through the eyes of our young people.

Gabrielle Butler Submerged 2015 Imogen Spiers-Wilkes Protection from myself 2015


people's choice Award

Congratulations Arabelle O'Rourke from John XXIII College who is the winner of this year's People's Choice Award. Arabelle wins a $250 Gallery Shop voucher.

Arabelle O'Rourke

Arabelle O'Rourke
John XXIII College
Aqua Profounda 2015
oil on canvas
101 x 75.5




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2pm, Saturday 2 April

Join some of the 2015 Perspectives artists as they describe what influenced their work on display in the exhibition.

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Numbers are limited so pre-booking is encouraged.


packers prize

Darcey Schouten is this year's winner of the Packers Prize for her work Timber.

Darcey commented:

"Driftwood is a natural element that is the result from both the trees and the river. Trees symbolise strength, life and wisdom. The river symbolises power, purity and healing; therefore together it creates a powerful expression of nature's energy. Heather Jansch's driftwood sculpture of a horse that I visited whilst living in the UK influenced me greatly. My work is also influenced by my own horse and the power I feel when out riding, when I am going flat-out against the wind. It is far more exhilarating and satisfying than any video game could be."

Darcey Schouten Timber 2015


Noni Mills
St Hilda's Anglican School for Girls
INFJ (introvert, intuition, feeling, judging) 2015
acrylic paint, fabric, cotton, beads, sequins, pompoms, bells, photograph
eight parts: four at 30 x 30 cm each; four at 16 x 20 x 30 cm each

Gabrielle Butler
Geraldton Grammar School
Submerged 2015
oil on canvas

122 x 91 cm

Imogen Spiers-Wilkes
Applecross Senior High School
Protection from myself 2015
graphite and acrylic paint on board

45.5 x 61 cm

Darcey Schouten
Swan Christian College
Timber 2015
driftwood, screws, wire, steel
215 x 60 x 170 cm (variable)


Past Exhibitions

Year 12 Perspectives 2014

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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