Published on: 15 February 2017

Year 12 Perspectives showcases works by some of Western Australia’s brightest and most talented graduating high school artists. This year’s exhibition features the work of three 2016 graduates – George Gare, Christian Wong and Jack Retallack.

Influenced by the paintings of Giorgio Morandi, Christian’s work uses obscure materials as still life compositions. George’s depicts the relationship of the sole remaining home in the Port Beach precinct and the surrounding shipping container yards, and Jack’s work is inspired by a cricket bowling machine.

Year 12 Art Teacher Mr Rivalland said “It is rewarding that the exceptional artworks are acknowledged. The students work incredibly hard to develop and create innovative pieces and to be shown in such a prestigious venue, the Art Gallery of Western Australia, gives us a sense of pride.”

This year the Year 12 Perspectives exhibition runs from 28 January to 2 April and celebrates its 25th year, showcasing 58 works by 57 students from across Western Australia. The works use a variety of subject matter and media, ranging from painting and drawing to sculpture, digital moving images, photography and textiles. Prominent themes in this year’s display include social engagement, family and nature.

As part of the exhibition, members of the public also have the opportunity to have their say in the Act-Belong-Commit People’s Choice Award, presented to the artist who receives the most popular vote. The winner will be acknowledged with a $250.00 Gallery Shop voucher. Voting closes 5.00pm, Sunday 19 March and the winner will be announced on Wednesday 22 March.

Support our three graduates and give them your vote here.