Pulse Perspectives 2019

Pulse Perspectives 2019

WA's talented young artists are celebrated in this yearly showcase, gauging the pulse of young people who will influence, empower and shape the world we live in.

The selected works provide a window into young people’s private, social and artistic concerns. It is in turns an inspiring, rewarding and insightful look at the world through the minds of our most talented young artists.

This year’s exhibition features 44 works by 2019 Year 12 Visual Arts graduates from 29 schools across Western Australia. The works were selected from 300 submissions across the State by the judging panel of artist Janet Carter; Department of Education representative Lisa Bowden, Catholic Education representative Genevie Baker, and AGWA Associate Curator of 21st Century Arts Dunja Rmandić.

The chosen works span a variety of subject matter and media, ranging from painting and drawing to sculpture, digital moving image, photography and textiles. Human impact on the environment, consumerism, identity and family are prominent themes and issues explored in this year's Pulse Perspectives exhibition.

Act Belong Commit Pulse Perspectives People's Choice Awards
Vote for your favourite work in the Act-Belong-Commit People’s Choice Award. Voting is open from 10am, Saturday 7 March until 5pm, Sunday 21 June with the winner announced on Wednesday 24 June 2020. The student artist whose work receives the most votes will receive an AGWA membership and $100 Gallery Shop voucher. The school, the artist attended will receive an AGWA workshop and tour package.

AGWA Pulse
AGWA Pulse is a year-round program of art experiences and events for 15-21 year olds. Follow @agwapulse for updates.

Pulse Youth Advisory Panel
If you're aged 15-21 years and want to contribute to AGWA's programs for young people, then submit an application to become a Pulse Youth Advisory Panel member.

Applications for 2020 membership are now closed. Watch this space for the 2021 application call outs. For more information contact AGWAPulse@artgallery.wa.gov.au

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Your chance to be part of Pulse Perspectives

In 2020, for the first time, AGWA will introduce guided tours of Pulse Perspectives. To bring a youth perspective to our tours, the AGWA Guides wish to invite 10 people to train as ‘Adjunct Guides’ to co-share tours with us.

Adjunct Guides will receive a full day’s training on guiding techniques, and introductory sessions with an experienced Guide Mentor. This is a voluntary position for young people aged 15-21 years of age. Parental approval is required for applicants under 18 years of age. More information is available here.

An Information Day will be held on 27 February 2020.  If you would like to participate in this exciting initiative, please email your EOI with details of your suitability to be a Voluntary Adjunct Guide at AGWA by 23 February to Stephanie Watson at stephanie.watson@artgallery.wa.gov.au


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