Published on: 18 April 2024

The vibrant and diverse artwork of Western Australia’s talented young artists takes centre stage once again in The West Australian Pulse. The annual exhibition offers a glimpse into the creative minds of the most recent Visual Arts graduates from 36 schools across the state. Three Christ Church graduates have work showcased in this year’s exhibition – Jack Collis, Jakob Kinney-Graham, and Thomas Lloyd. You can read more about their exhibited works here.

Head of Art Pam Yordanoff was ecstatic to hear of Christ Church’s representation in the exhibition. “It is a delight to be able to celebrate the success of Jack, Jakob and Thomas as their unique, individually developed artworks are showcased in the Art Gallery of Western Australian as part of this highly regarded annual exhibition. They have shared with me how thrilled and truly honoured they are to be chosen for this opportunity to share their personal visual narratives developed as part of the Visual Arts ATAR course. Each of the students worked with meticulous dedication.”

Always a very well attended event, this exhibition is one not to miss and we encourage all of our families to visit the show over the next few months, as well as vote for their favourite artwork as part of the People’s Choice Award. Voting is currently open and closes at 5.00pm on Sunday 1 September, with the winner announced on Wednesday 4 September. The student artist whose work receives the most votes will receive $2,500. The school the artist attended, will receive an AGWA workshop and tour package. All voters go in the draw to win a $100 AGWA Design Store voucher.

Ms Yordanoff commented “This exhibition is a great chance to see what students throughout the state are really curious about and how that drives their art practice to exceptional standards.” Among the prevailing themes explored by this year’s 60 Pulse artists are mental health and social pressures, gender, culture, environmentalism, and technology, offering poignant reflections on the contemporary human experience.

The free exhibition opened on 6 April and runs until 6 October 2024. You can view photos of the opening night here.