- Year 12 artists to have their work displayed at the Art Gallery
- Exhibition remains one of the gallery’s most popular events
- Creativity and achievements of WA’s Visual Art graduates on show
Graduating Western Australian secondary school artists will tomorrow have their work displayed at the Art Gallery of Western Australia as the annual Year 12 Perspectives exhibition opens for its 20th year.
Culture and the Arts Minister John Day said the exhibition remained one of the gallery’s most popular events.
“This exhibition is widely anticipated each year and it’s testament to the outstanding creativity and technical achievements of the State’s Visual Art graduates,” Mr Day said.
“I encourage everyone to visit this exhibition and vote in the Santos People’s Choice Award during their visit to the gallery.”
Education Minister Liz Constable, who will attend the opening celebration on February 23, said it was pleasing to see the increased representation of students from regional schools.
“I am delighted that the new submission process has made it easier for schools throughout the State to participate,” Dr Constable said.
“Year 12 Perspectives not only represents the talents and creativity of year 12 students, it also provides a window into the lives of Western Australia’s young people.”
Both ministers commented on the exhibition’s emerging themes of relationships, community and connectivity.
“There is a real sense of the connectivity that we all experience in today’s switched-on society being reflected in the works of these young artists,” Mr Day said.
“It’s heartening to see this connectivity fostering conversation and dialogue on social issues that affect us all.”
- Year 12 Perspective 2011 opens February 11 and runs until April 9
- Santos has joined as Principal Exhibition Sponsor
- For full selection of works visit:
Culture and the Arts Minister's office - 9213 6600