The West Australian Pulse 2023

The West Australian Pulse 2023

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 an inspiring, rewarding and insightful look at the world through the minds of our most talented young artists.

This year’s exhibition celebrates 31 years and features 61 works by 2022 Year 12 Visual Arts graduates from 36 schools across WA.

The works were selected by a judging panel including Pip Lewi, Western Australian Artist; Cassie Bussell, Principal Education Officer | Department of Education; Zali Morgan, AGWA Assistant Curator of Indigenous Art; and Bahar Sayed, AGWA Curatorial Assistant.

This year The West Australian Pulse artists explore themes of mental health and social pressures, gender and culture, environmentalism and technology.

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AGWA Pulse

AGWA Pulse is also a year-round program of art experiences, opportunities and events for 15-21-year-olds, organised with their input. The headline event for AGWA Pulse is the annual Pulse Perspectives exhibition. Follow @agwapulse for updates.

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On Saturday 27 August, the Gallery is open 10am-3pm only as we prepare for the AGWA Foundation Gala supporting women in the arts. Some exhibition access will be disrupted with two Tracks We Share ground floor galleries closed. AGWA Rooftop bar will be closed, reopening at 2pm Sunday. Details