Pulse Perspectives

Pulse Perspectives

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 30 works by 2020 Year 12 Visual Arts graduates from 21 schools across Western Australia. The chosen works span a variety of subject matter and media, ranging from painting and drawing to sculpture, digital moving image and textiles. Human impact on the environment, identity and family are prominent themes and issues explored in this year's Pulse Perspectives exhibition.

The judging panel for this year's exhibition included contemporary WA artist Amy Perejuan-Capone; Department of Education, Teacher Development Cassie Bussell, and former AGWA Associate Curator, Projects, Rachel Ciesla.

Get to know some of the talented young artists behind this year’s Pulse Perspectives exhibition in our series.

Meet the Artist

Access map

How to get here

While we undertake exciting redevelopment works, visitor entry is from the Beaufort Street entrance with Pulse Perspectives on display in the Centenary Galleries. 

The Beaufort Street entrance is located just after the intersection of Roe Street and Beaufort Street. If arriving from the Perth Train Station, walk through the Perth Train Station to the Beaufort Street exit. Then turn left and continue up Beaufort Street to the entrance.

Tour the exhibition

Thanks to the support of Healthway Act-Belong-Commit, you can now explore the exhibition from the comfort of your own home. We hope you enjoy the experience and don’t forget to vote for your favourite work in the Act-Belong-Commit People’s Choice Award.

School visits

Self-guided school visits are available for Pulse Perspectives. Due to the redevelopment works, guided tours and workshops are not available. Bookings are essential and can be made via educate@artgallery.wa.gov.au.

For all school visits, AGWA reception staff will assist with checking bags and directing groups to the exhibition. Space is at a premium, so we ask that you limit the amount of bags brought to the Gallery. 

Rooftop redevelopment

The Gallery's newest space – bringing art and entertainment together against Perth's beautiful city skyline. AGWA's rooftop redevelopment will open up a whole new space for enjoying arts and entertainment in WA.  You can find out more about the rooftop redevelopment here.

Act-Belong-Commit People's Choice Award

Have your say, vote for your favourite work in the Act-Belong-Commit People’s Choice Award. Voting is open from 10am, Wednesday 5 May until 5pm, Sunday 15 August with the winner announced on Wednesday 18 August 2021.

The student artist whose work receives the most votes will receive a $100 Gallery Shop voucher. The school, the artist attended will receive an AGWA workshop and tour package. If you vote, you will go into the draw to win a $50 Gallery Shop voucher!


View this year's exhibition publication. 

Principal Partner

 Act Belong Commit logo    healthway logo


Education Partners

Department of Education logo      Catholic Education logo


The view is changing. During AGWA’s redevelopment works, entry is via Beaufort St. Details