Published on: 22 March 2013

2012 leaver Alex Dunn is amongst WA’s top art students exhibiting work in this year’s Year 12 Perspectives exhibition at the Art Gallery of Western Australia. The annual exhibition is one of the gallery’s most popular exhibitions, which displays and recognises the achievements of Year 12 visual arts students.

Alex’s mixed media installation, a laser etched cut perspex, photographic transfer with artline drawings, was selected from over 500 submissions from around the State to appear in Year 12 Perspectives 2012. It is one of 63 pieces across a range of media and subject matter, ranging from painting, sculpture, ceramics, to video and drawing.

Alex, who is studying creative advertising and graphic design at Curtin University, said his piece, titled Gargantuan Future, depicted four environments as an allegory for a future industrialised world using contemporary drawings, techniques and materials. “The illustrated graphic is the focal point,” Alex said. “It is reflective or refractive, concave or convex… are we watching or are we being watched?”

Head of Art Pam Yordanoff encouraged the Christ Church community to visit the exhibition and vote in the Peoples’ Choice Award at “There is not only a prize for the artist but also a chance for the voter to win.”

The Year 12 Perspectives exhibition 2012 is on at the Art Gallery of Western Australia until 30 June.