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Director’s Foreword This year marks twenty-five years of the Art

Principal Sponsor was the International Foundation

Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA) hosting Year

for Arts & Culture, IFAC. IFAC Australia is a non-profit

12 Perspectives. During that time, hundreds of

organisation founded by Japanese businessman

students have showed their finest achievements

and philanthropist Dr Haruhisa Handa who, via his

in a setting where the works of international and

organisation, has promoted social welfare activities

Australian artists who have defined art history are

through arts and cultural investment. It was through

displayed, making it a privilege for them, as well as

his generous support that students received grants

for us, to have the potential next generation of WA

to pursue their practice and travel to Japan on a truly

artistic talent within our walls. We celebrate this

international exchange. Their collective support

milestone with the work of fifty-seven finalists who

has meant that over sixteen-hundred students

graduated in 2016, as well as with the alumni who

over the course of twenty-five years have had the

have joined us to commemorate this achievement.

opportunity to exhibit in Year 12 Perspectives.

During the past twenty-five years, we have also had

Many of our alumni have gone on to have

the opportunity to tour the exhibition regionally

successful careers as architects, industrial and

and to have local students participate in a unique cultural exchange with Japanese counterparts.

graphic designers, visual and performing artists. To

From its inception in 1992, each exhibition has

celebrate the alumni, who include artists that have

been possible with the support and involvement of

works in the State Art Collection, we have recorded

the Department of Education, School Curriculum

thirteen of them speaking about their experience of

and Standards Authority and Catholic Education

participating in Year 12 Perspectives, and what that

WA. Between 1999 and 2011, Year 12 Perspectives’

experience has meant.


This year the selection panel of Genevie Baker

During your visit I hope you will enjoy the work of

from Catholic Education WA, artist and past Year

the next generation of creative Western Australians

12 Perspectives finalist Tarryn Gill and AGWA’s

as much as we do.

Associate Curator Projects Dunja Rmandić had

Stefano Carboni Director

the task of choosing the works that—within the constraints of curriculum guidelines—contained elements of technical prowess, conceptual thinking and aesthetic originality. The works selected provide a window onto the private and artistic concerns, explored through cultural identity, family, contemporary, social and political themes. They are a testament to the strength of convictions of our young people. I would like to congratulate and thank all the teachers, parents and friends who have supported the participating students with encouragement, guidance and assistance in 2016 but also those who have done this important task over the last twentyfive years. My thanks and acknowledgement also go to all the past and present Gallery staff who have been involved in facilitating twenty-five successful Year 12 Perspectives exhibitions.


Minister’s Foreword In 2017 the Year 12 Perspectives exhibition

schools. In honour of the exhibition’s 25th

celebrates its silver anniversary, marking an

anniversary, this year the Art Gallery will also

impressive 25 years of showcasing the very best

highlight the work of alumni who have gone on to

art from across Western Australian high schools.

become professional artists.

The annual exhibition continues to be one of

I congratulate all the students whose work is

the Art Gallery of Western Australia’s most

presented in the 2017 Year 12 Perspectives

anticipated events, and I am delighted that this

exhibition, along with those exhibited across

year’s exhibition is supported by Healthway,

its 25 year history. It is a privilege to have your

promoting the Act-Belong-Commit message.

work displayed in the State Art Gallery alongside works from talented and well-known artists, some

Participating in the arts is an ideal way to stay

of whom started their careers in the same way.

mentally healthy and Year 12 Perspectives is an excellent demonstration of the important role creativity can have on the well-being of children

John Day Minister for Culture and the Arts

and young adults. Works by 57 students have been chosen for this year’s exhibition from 286 submissions. Encouraging creativity remains a cornerstone of our State’s education system and I am pleased to see so many submissions from right across Western Australia, including 40 from regional


A Message from Healthway Healthway is delighted to join the Art Gallery of WA

In particular, we are pleased to be associated

to encourage everyone involved to form positive

with the very popular Year 12 Perspectives 2016

social connections through sharing interests in

exhibition, which draws young people together

Year 12 Perspectives 2016, through Everyone has

through their shared enjoyment of art and creates

a history—Part One: Plain Speak and The Rise of

social connections that are essential for positive

Sneaker Culture exhibitions in 2017.

mental health.

This partnership is a fantastic way of promoting the

So, we would like you to really get involved with this

Act-Belong-Commit message about positive mental

exhibition and the health message and demonstrate

health. One of the ways of achieving this is through

your support for these young artists. Please take the

making and keeping connections with others in the

opportunity to vote for your favourite work of art in

community who share our interests, whether in art,

the Act-Belong-Commit People’s Choice Award.

sport or any other community activity.

From everyone at Healthway—enjoy the exhibition

With nearly half of all West Australians likely to

and be mentally healthy in 2017!

experience a mental health problem at least once in their lifetime, it is important to be able to share

Maree De Lacey Acting Executive Director Healthway

the Act-Belong-Commit message and encourage positive action through exhibitions like this.


Ella Anderson-MacKay Iona Presentation College The Transparent Generation 2016 oil on canvas 152 x 102 cm My work is a self-portrait. I explore the ways the women in my family have influenced my identity. I have captured visually and symbolically what it’s like to emerge as an individual encircled by traditions and familial bonds. The figure repeated on the fabric throughout my work is my grandmother. The enveloping frame reveals ghost-like figures throughout the composition, alluding to my sense that the influential women in my past are felt without being physically present.


Emily Bairstow Peter Moyes Anglican Community School Hidden in plain sight 2016 collagraph on paper three parts: 39 x 29 cm each Beautiful things are often hidden in plain sight, their beauty often disguised by being labelled as ‘ugly’ and ‘disgusting’. I developed this series of works by focusing on camouflaging the insects within the prints. By creating a ‘dirty’ environment in the background by collagraphing with found materials and printing ink, then embossing the insect shapes as negative spaces within the print, I have allowed the insects to become hidden within the artwork.


Lea Baluyot Balga Senior High School Time is Gold 2016 acrylic on canvas 63 x 63 cm I was inspired by the symbolic meaning of objects used in vanitas paintings of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in Flanders and the Netherlands. In my painting the skull represents life and death, the clock reminds us that life is fleeting and to make the most of every day. The book is about learning, to have a go and try your best. The Coca-Cola can represents fast food, sugar and obesity. The camera and screen symbolise social media, the microphone signifies entertainment, and the tape is measuring my life and achievement.


Evie Black Nagle Catholic College For human consumption 2016 acrylic paint on plywood three parts: 40 x 120 cm overall My piece For human consumption comments on the way animals experience cruelty during cage farming in contrast to the media images of happy farm animals. The impactful piece by street artist Banksy, The sirens of the lambs (2013–2014), influenced my piece on cruelty and factory farming. His work addressed the controversial issue in a direct yet unconventional manner, impacting a broad audience.


Sarah Boon Applecross Senior High School Group chat 2016 acrylic on canvas, mobile phone three parts: 61 x 50.5 cm each The use of technology in our lives disrupts the real relationships we have with each other. So often engrossed in our digital devices, we tend to be inattentive to the people around us. My triptych is a typical scene where certain interactions are expected—mealtime is when families come together to share food and conversation. My idea was influenced by the Canadian artist iHeart (I ). The phone sounds and flashing light are intended to cause a strong desire in the viewer to check their phone.


India Bowers Kojyo St Stephen’s School Carramar Untitled 2016 mixed media three parts: 61 x 61 cm each The work I have created represents my ethnicity and the fusion of both my Japanese and Australian heritage. I have chosen to use delicate pen work on an artificial skin to mimic the appearance of tattoo art, demonstrating my passion and interest for the profession. The background on which the ‘skin’ sits is my depiction of an aerial landscape shown through a neutral palette when land meets the ocean, created with deep shades of blue.


Amberley Bradley Kalamunda Senior High School Rise 2016 (detail) oil and resin on canvas 90 x 89 cm My portrait of my sister depicts the struggle of Year 12. It depicts a person that could be both rising from and falling into the water. Year 12 is a year that you often cannot prepare for. It is like drowning amidst people that look and act fine, then at times you succeed and feel like flying and soaring high. My work not only portrays the hardship of Year 12 but my own personal struggle in life and everyday things. The question is: do you fall when things get tough or will you rise?


Amy Burnett Iona Presentation College ‘No. 23 with noodles, thanks’ 2016 oil on canvas 92 x 152 cm My inspiration has evolved from my study of the work of Edward Hopper. In particular, his work Nighthawks has influenced my interest in capturing society from afar. My work is a snapshot of both a group of people engaged in their own daily business, as well as a reflection of the multicultural fabric of Australian society as I have experienced it. I aimed to capture the sense of solitude surrounding this empty street front, and its contrast with the lively indoor setting.


Sarah Buttigieg Carine Senior High School Swan River 2016 gouache and fineliner on paper 75 x 187 cm (unframed) I focused upon the interdependence of life in my work, and the way humanity exploits ecosystems to the detriment of the natural environment. I photographed the river bank at Viveash on the fringe of the city, a picturesque haven surrounded by the bizarre mix of rural and urban land uses on the periphery of Perth. The purity of the river is juxtaposed to the aerial view, which shows the vast extent of urban sprawl that is iconic of Perth.


Mairead Chapman John XXIII College Pure 2016 oil on canvas 42 x 34 cm My composition explores the unique role of women in contemporary society. Red lipstick is symbolic of power and sexuality, however this is hidden behind a lace mask (the wrath of the patriarch). The wilted lily implies a change in perception away from purity and innocence. These symbols in the same image demonstrate conflicting beliefs held by society of how women ‘should’ be. The viewer is encouraged to speak the words the girl has been deprived of, spreading the message of the importance of gender equality.


Serena Chong Canning Vale College Disconnection 2016 digital print on paper 60 x 40 cm The young girl is juxtaposed against the depiction of my present self. I currently feel disconnected with my traditional heritage, I feel more Westernised and involved with social media. I have chosen the medium of digital art to relate to contemporary society and how I have grown and been influenced by the advancements of technology. I have aimed to adapt aspects of Chinese art as seen in traditional paintings through the use of sinuous lines and decorative patterns.


Melissa Clements Perth College Study after Caravaggio’s St Jerome: Part 1 and 2 2016 oil and charcoal on canvas two parts: 105 x 225 cm overall Often, in a bid to realise a creative epiphany, perfectionism prevents us from starting. St. Jerome has famously been presented in Christian history as a figure of study, like in Caravaggio’s depiction of him with a quill in his right hand, engrossed in writing. Whilst part 1 portrays a moment of creative enlightenment, part 2 shows the inevitable anticlimactic aftermath. The intoxicating excitement realised by creative epiphany is too often damaged by the entrapping and obsessive nature of perfectionism.


Gracie Drennan Corpus Christi College Ashanti 2016 mixed media 65 x 84 cm My drawing Ashanti, was inspired by my trip to a remote Indigenous community. The dot painting symbolises the Indigenous people’s connection to country and was a gift to me. It conveys a bright, happy atmosphere of the community and the idea of replenishing the soul. The photograph was taken on the children’s sports day at school. The main highlighted section of my artwork is a joyful girl called Ashanti, who was such a beautiful, bubbly girl which I have tried to demonstrate with the use of colour and confetti.


Samantha Dunbar Kennedy Baptist College Decorative Addiction 2016 (detail) mixed media three parts: dimensions variable

Decorative addiction was inspired by the mindfulness movement and the painful process of tattooing many people undergo to feel comfortable in their own skin. I am addicted to the calming practice of doodling but would I be brave enough to transfer my doodles from paper to skin? Once tattooed the ink is permanent, creating an external expression of oneself. Like an artwork, we’ve all been created differently and, combined with body art, one’s masterpiece can become complete.


Max Evangelisti Hale School City Beach on sunday 2016 oil on canvas two parts: 91 x 61 cm; 91 x 122 cm My work features an idealistic representation of my backyard and swimming pool on a summer Sunday morning, focusing on my friends and the powerful Australian light within an environment that offers a contrast of shape and form. The paintings are inspired by British Pop artist David Hockney’s Californian works of the 1960s, which idealise domestic life. I examined a very similar subject and aura, yet within my own context, and one that I think is familiar to many Western Australians.


Miranda Fox Perth College Burqie™ 2016 oil and acrylic on textile, synthetic polymer resin, paper, velcro, brass, steel six parts: 46 x 80 x 46 cm overall Emblamatic of our reaction to foreign cultures, ‘Targot’ assume that by using Islamic cultural references for capital gain they are demonstrating cultural acceptance, yet it is a flagrant disregard for cultural understanding, screaming ‘exploitation’. The dolls explore our xenophobic tendencies and attempts to push ‘unwanted’ cultures into the background by camouflaging them. Burqie™ explores how Australian companies’ commercial motives override cultural respect.


George Gare Christ Church Grammar School 28 Bayly Street, Port Beach, Fremantle 2016 plywood light-box, synthetic polymer resin thirty-two parts: 16 x 120 x 10 cm overall My work references the relationship of the sole remaining home in the Port Beach precinct and the surrounding shipping container yards. Influenced by artist Rachel Whiteread’s cast objects, my sculpture of transparent resin containers draws attention to the physical space that each container occupies and which is so valued by the harbour developers. The house occupies a small space but reminds us of past landmarks that once demolished take with them the memories of our shared history and past experiences.


Chani Geldenhuys John Curtin College of the Arts Objects of our own destruction 2016 fabric, foam, wood, makeup, plastic bones and polyester 60 x 124 cm I wanted to create an artwork that explores the convoluted forms of the human body in its overweight and underweight extremes in a nonjudgemental manner. Looking at the works of the artist Louise Bourgeois, I discovered that I could explore my theme through the use of abstraction, depicting sections of the human form in a manner that is different from its usual context.


Carla Genovesi Melville Senior High School The politics of aesthetic forms: For the love Venus of women 2016 ceramic and perspex nine parts: dimensions variable My sculpture portrays the difference between the psychological and physical persona of the self—’beauty is in the eye of the beholder’. The artwork alludes to the disjuncture between one’s elemental world and the external expectation on how we are perceived.


Millie Gillespie St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls Complex simplicity 2016 acrylic and watercolour on canvas, raffia, thread and sea grass three parts: 45 x 145 cm overall Commenting on cultural identity in general and shared human experience, my piece references island beach culture to symbolise life’s simplicity despite the struggles of human coexistence. My point of view is that despite these complexities— represented by juxtaposed patterns and textures— human experience is simple and analogous, shown by natural fibres, organic shapes and ancient techniques. Artist Damien Hirst inspired the subject matter, whilst Narlda Searles’ weaving and Adriana Varejão’s works inspired the construction of this work.


Joanna Go Willetton Senior High School Cut from the same cloth 2016 oil and acrylic on canvas 61 x 91 cm I was inspired by Japanese artist Aika Furukawa and her works, which capture the beauty of fabric as well as the personal meaning and significance of fabric in everyday life. Like Furukawa, I have chosen a photorealistic painting style to show the immense detail of the fabric. In my work my mother and I wear traditional Chinese outfits. This is linked to how our interest in fabric has been influenced by our culture. My mother also combs my hair to reinforce the mother-daughter relationship that we have.


Elouise Greenwell Applecross Senior High School Overland 2016 oil on board fifteen parts: 103 x 139 cm overall Overland is a collection of images of my family’s six-day hike from Cradle Mountain to Lake St. Clair in Tasmania. These oil paintings are a visual diary of the varying landscapes and the diversity of flora I saw on the walk. I have tried to convey the sense of awe and the sublime in my panoramas similar to the work of the Romantic artist Caspar David Friedrich. My brushstrokes are deliberately active and loose to convey the transitory aspects of the journey and the impermanence of memory.


Owen Halliday Esperance Senior High School Immersion 2016 acrylic on canvas 76 x 92 cm I wanted to express the unpredictable beauty and how some landscapes have the power to stop us in our tracks and make us contemplate life. Using the figures I wanted to create a sense of moving into the landscape. The deeper you go into the landscape the more immersed you become in the experience of wilderness.The three figures in the painting are the same person but have different points of view. What we see and think is dependent on our point of view.


Maja Healy Presbyterian Ladies’ College At sixes and sevens 2016 oil on canvas 182.5 x 136.5 cm At sixes and sevens is an artwork depicting my grandfather Peter, who passed away in 2009 from Alzheimer’s disease. The composition alludes to the state of confusion felt by people who have developed and lived with this disease for many years. ‘At sixes and sevens’ is a phrase used in Shakespearean times that indicated being lost in bewilderment or being at loose ends, which ties in perfectly with the meaning of my work.


Yusef Hourani Christian Brothers College Fremantle Wahdat Al-Wujud 2016 mixed media five parts: 67 x 128 cm overall ‘The Unity of Existence (Wahdat Al-Wujud)’, is the Islamic concept that all of existence is linked. Thus one’s spiritual path is to realise this unity, to realise that everything sprouts from the same source. The text around the centre reads ‘And to Allah belongs the east and the west. So wherever you [might] turn, there is the Face of Allah. Indeed, Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing’. Next to this are two of the ninety-nine names of Allah: Al-Mubdi (The Originator) and Al-Wahid (The One).


Megan Hughes Mindarie Senior College Cartref (home) 2016 cotton stitch on photographs seven parts: 20 x 90 cm overall Using stitching on a photograph traps the moment in something more important than a disposable digital image. The use of cross-stitching intensifies and blurs sections of the image and heightens the conceptual meaning of the objects hidden under the embroidery. The landscape is mostly left untouched, representing how people may be a blur but your home always remains a clear memory. The contrast between the photographs and stitching creates an important juxtaposition.


Lauren Jones John XXIII College Under our skin 2016 charcoal two parts: 59 x 42 cm each The stigma of mental illness is a huge issue in our society and many people are embarrassed by it or try to cover it up. Often an individual can’t express or seek help for their inner torment. The inability to see the effects of mental illness make it like no other; someone can be suffering and we don’t even notice. My two drawings illustrate this inner conflict—the angst, tension and suffocation felt by sufferers of mental illness can be overwhelming and can often cause great harm.


Claudia Karwacki Corpus Christi College Polar lights 2016 silk screen print on acrylic sheet, nylon monofilament three parts: 50.4 x 82.2 x 48 cm overall My interests for wildlife and intricate detail had influenced my decision to make this artwork. My focus for this artwork was the polar bear that is covered in patterns. I believe the polar bear represents the wildlife that is affected by humans, and silk screening it onto the clear box symbolises human ignorance, looking past the issues of conserving our planet, whilst the light box emphases this issue by bringing ‘light’ to the issue.


Abby Kendell Perth Modern School The transgression of the seemingly miscreated 2016 ceramic 34.5 x 30 x 36 cm To explore the consequences of prejudice and conjecture, I created a girl who appears human but with principal dissimilarities: monochromatic, petrified skin, horns and spinal protrusions. This semi-human appearance is to make the viewer feel unsettled, unsure if she is like them or another species entirely, so as to recreate the inability of a majority to empathise with people only slightly different from themselves. She wears a skull ‘mask’ to protect herself from her own perceived monstrosity.


Eden Leicester St Mary’s Anglican Girls School Ego - virtual 2016 digital print and digital video digital print: 30 x 42 cm video:1:18 minutes The line between my physical and virtual reality sometimes becomes blurred. The characters, Eden and DAI, are inspired by Japanese animation and represent physical and virtual themes respectively. Eden was created in my own image (then animated via stop-motion animation) and contrasts with DAI’s idealistic design. Digital media has a rather large influence on who I am. The works are created with animation software and let me step back and look at how my ‘real’ life is lost within my virtual one.


Rachel McCabe Swan Christian College Enforce your masculinity 2016 Photographic print on paper four parts: 40.5 x 51 cm each I wanted people to consider that traditional gender roles aren’t always relevant in today’s modern society. What actually makes makeup ‘feminine’? Why is it so foreign when a man decides to wear it? I wanted to capture this message in a photo series, as I felt it made it more accessible and confronting to the audience. The portraits gradually fill the frame more as the subject transforms his appearance with makeup, symbolising his gradual growing confidence in who he is.


Ellie McDonald John Curtin College of the Arts Through rose-coloured glasses 2016 pencil on paper and board 29 x 87 cm The rose-pink plastic overlay on the drawings in my work references the saying ‘to see the world through rose coloured glasses’ and shows that this idea of the world being unaffected by climate change has finally collapsed. We can now see the real and encompassing impacts of climate change on the environment and all of those who live on this planet. In my work I was very focused on realistically portraying the landscapes and places, to help show that these places are real and these issues are happening.


Jessica McGaw Prendiville Catholic College #CapitalisedCruelty 2016 latex, acrylic, gelatine, stage blood and resin on wood plaques, digital film plaques: four at 33 x 35 x 15 cm each video: 3:09 minutes My artwork explores the issue of animal abuse and exploitation. Animals, in many industries, are still regarded as commodities and their welfare is considered secondary to profit and productivity. My intent was to raise awareness of the fact that animals, regardless of their economic value, are still sentient beings. By humanising their appearance, I wanted to draw comparisons between animals and humans concerning the ability to perceive and feel things.


Abbey McKay St Mary’s Anglican Girls School Craig 2016 acrylic paint on canvas 153 x 142 cm One’s identity develops through time and cultural experiences. My work, in the portrait painting genre, is a commentary on a man’s identity. I adopted a thick layered texture painting technique, inspired by artist Ben Quilty, whose style reflects a similar aesthetic. Painting on a large scale, with disjointed strokes using a palette knife, highlights the layered technique revealing a more multifaceted aspect of the male identity with the inability to confine a person to one characteristic.


Chelsea Menmuir Presbyterian Ladies’ College Exposed 2016 oil paint on MDF 130 x 190 cm Inspired by landscapes, realistic artworks and female form, as well as the work of contemporary artist Tim Okamura, my piece explores culture and identity. I wanted to capture the transition of cultures of my friends and I coming from communities up north where culture and tradition are a big part of our lives, to a completely new environment, boarding away from home. The word ‘exposed’ captures the vulnerability felt by sharing our culture and language, as it is very important to us.


Georgia Morrell Presbyterian Ladies’ College Tellus Mater (Goddess of the earth) 2016 embroidery (hand and machine), acrylic and invisible paint screen print on canvas, invisible paint screen print on canvas 170 x 120 cm This piece is a reflection of the responsibilities and expectations that are placed upon women in contemporary western society. Each object, held in each of the eight arms, is a symbolic representation of motherhood and women in general. The mirror surrounding the woman is a symbol of entrapment and how women are restricted to certain stereotypes. The invisible background reflects societies’ patriarchal double standards of sexuality of men and women. I have used machine- and handembroidery to construct this piece.


Amy Nairn Dalyellup College Me and My demons 2016 (detail) pen ink wash and black pen on cartridge paper four parts: 140 x 140 cm overall My artwork depicts my perspective of the pressures of school, the stresses of deadlines and the expectations placed on you by your peers. It expresses the overwhelming anxiety that many high school students are experiencing, especially the Year 12 students as their school life is coming to a close. I appropriated Francisco de Goya’s The sleep of reason produces monsters (1799) to convey these feelings of anxiety, as I imagine demonic creatures harming me, enveloped in the swirl of incoherent thoughts and stress.


Skye Newton Nagle Catholic College Monthly shame 2016 pen on paper four parts: 28 x 84 cm overall Monthly shame explores how menstruation, a natural process faced by half the world’s population, is still perceived as foreign, embarrassing and evokes discomfort when considered. This is a social issue which contributes to women being subjected to alienation and exclusion from an open, congenial, discussion.


Bayley Page Lake Joondalup Baptist College Ignorant Admiration 2016 (detail) oil on canvas and acrylic 104 x 79 cm Ignorant admiration explores the ironic nature of human action in that we as humans admire our world whilst simultaneously destroying it. The man positioned on top of the earth is representative of the effects we as humans have on the world in which we live. The figure, whose weight is distorting the earth somewhat, admires the view but is oblivious to what he is doing to the planet. The scenic background of the work was inspired by my trip to Switzerland in 2015.


Alexandra Parker Penrhos College Calling the shots 2016 mixed media five parts: 100 x 250 cm overall I am interested in the American gun ownership debate, while also reflecting on memories of growing up on my grandparents’ farm where guns were used to manage vermin. A rifle is displayed in an unlocked case suggesting easy accessibility. The rifle is collaged in American money and placed over media articles about guns. The second gun-rack shows a rifle in a rural home setting. The photograph of myself holding a gun personalises its usage. The hand drawn sketches capture aspects of the ongoing debate.


Montana Pearce La Salle College The Amalgamation 2016 (detail) pen and acrylic on Perspex three parts: 61 x 81 x 15 cm overall An individual’s personality develops in layers and, when exposed to different experiences, aspects of it change. My artwork focuses on personal identity and the layers that create one’s sense of self. Layered sheets of Perspex—adorned with designs inspired by the work of Gustav Klimt, animal symbolism and my own personal character and pattern designs— form individual components which, when viewed from the front, unify to form one image, representing the ‘amalgamation’ of one’s personality.


Alan Pigram Aquinas College Good place for a barbie (After Frederick McCubbin) 2016 acrylic on print, overlaid on MDF, Gilt MDF frame 88.5 x 113.5 cm This work is my postmodernist approach to an Australian classic. I wanted to juxtapose the difference between McCubbin’s time (1880s) and now. I took inspiration from Banksy’s irreverent humour. The gold frame is vital to the reading of the work. It pays homage to the style in which McCubbin’s paintings are presented but again, done with the wit of Banksy. Ultimately, I wanted to show how times have changed in Australia and express my admiration for McCubbin’s view of Australian identity.


Justine Ramos Foundation Christian College Dominance 2016 (detail) pen and markers on paper two parts: 85 x 65 cm each I created my series with a limited monochrome palette. The blacks and whites show how society has set standards for dominance and submission, male and female, strength and weakness. However, I want to show that there are also grey areas in these standards. Not all of what society or the media say, show and do are justified especially when it comes with labeling who is dominant between the genders.


Amy Reid St Stephen’s School Duncraig Girl in a manhole 2016 mixed media two parts: 150 x 90 x 4 cm overall Romanian orphans are sometimes homeless and by such necessity might live in the sewers. In my work, this particual girl looks out through her ‘front door’. The irony of a young girl in a ‘manhole’ was interesting to me. The crest of the city of Bucharest, which symbolises Romanian authorities, is shielding her story from the world. By using a self-portrait, I am protecting her dignity and attempting to put myself in her position. Although I have had a glimpse of hardships, I understand that I cannot fully comprehend the depth of her struggles.


Jack Retallack Christ Church Grammar School Play the man 2016 MDF, pine, acrylic paint, photographic prints, scratch board, pins sixteen parts: 104 x 104.6 x 74.6 cm overall Although not a part of this work, a cricket bowling machine was the spark for this project, as I began imagining it as a weapon, targeting its opponent. Conceived as sporting cards each figure or opponent holds a weapon which relates to different sporting areas. Together the abstracted elements in my work harness the essence of sporting concepts: the arena, an opponent and instruments that are mastered, to define the skill of the player. Let the game begin and may the best man win.


Kara Rousseau John Curtin College of the Arts Fractured 2016 ceramic with glaze-on decals 29 x 87 cm Knowledge of past civilisations often comes from artefacts such as pots that reveal stories and signs. This urn, influenced by Grayson Perry, records the journey taken by countless refugees in the hope of reaching sanctuary. The Australian Government is turning these people away. The crimson cracks represent their fractured hopes and futures.


Kyler Rowson Applecross Senior High School Arachnophobia 2016 (detail) oil on wood six parts: 29 x 25.5 x 12 cm each Arachnophobia is a series of interlocking hexagonal oil paintings of arachnids. I wish to de-stigmatise spiders through a micro view of their world, showing the beauty and variation that exists between species. The viewer shares an arachnid’s perspective so they don’t appear as intimidating as people believe them to be. The source of my images comes from my very own backyard. I have applied paint with fine brushstrokes in layers—gradually building colour, tone and detail.


Bridget Rumsley Canning Vale College Sentimental value 2016 photographic print on paper eight parts: dimensions variable I have captured my closest family members holding their most prized possession in front of their faces, obstructing their identity. The viewer is then focused on the object and questioning the significant meaning behind it. My artworks’ purpose is to help me discover part of my family’s values, memories and identity through each object they are holding.


Lara Sawyer Iona Presentation College The decaying kind 2016 (detail) oil on metal four parts: 58 cm diameter each My series of rusted and decaying portraits visually represent the diminishing respect from the mainstream towards the agricultural industry in Australia. A once proud industry is now hidden behind layers of false propaganda showing the happy smiles of local farmers in your nearest food market. As a farmer’s daughter, I have observed this loss of culture and a lack of empathy from society towards those who deserve our recognition and respect. I aim to communicate our plight and the decay of our kind.


James Stout Wesley College Transition 2016 (detail) mixed media sculpture and etching on metal two parts: dimensions variable Transition. The process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another. My artwork focuses on the negative impact that conformity to society’s expectations has on individuals. By being deemed ‘different’ by society, people can be in a constant battle with themselves, enduring emotional and physical pain.


Melissa Tan Willetton Senior High School Untitled 2016 graphite and coloured pencil on paper two parts: 56 x 96 cm overall (unframed) Inspired by the painting The two Fridas (1939) by Frida Kahlo, my drawings portray two perceptions of myself: the graphite drawing depicts how I see myself and the coloured pencil drawing depicts how I want others to see me. The graphite drawing is an expression of dissatisfaction towards my natural appearance. The coloured pencil drawing speaks of how makeup has become a tool for me to fix the imperfections of my face. The flowers are symbolic of my feelings about my appearance.


Harry Tatchley Prendiville Catholic College Human impact 2016 pastel, mixed media on plywood three parts: 71 x 55 cm each My triptych focuses on the loss of animal species due to human activity. Specifically, those under threat due to habitat destruction, pollution and climate change. Each frame was designed to highlight a separate issue and to enforce the idea that many species are trapped and are unable to escape. My artwork is influenced by the work of local pastel artist Rayma Reany.


Georgie Tunbridge Geraldton Grammar School Slumber 2016 oil on plywood 50 x 72 cm With the increasing pressures from school, social expectations and an unknown future, dreaming is often the only reprieve. Famous Belgian artist RenĂŠ Magritte has influenced my piece in the way in which he presents magical themes in unusual ways with great dream-like and surrealist qualities. I aim to present my point of view on the sense of security and comfort felt when deep in slumber and show the dream state as a way to escape the anxieties of the conscious world.


Georgie Tunbridge Geraldton Grammar School Disclosure 2016 oil on plywood 90 x 122 cm From a young age, we are told that disclosure can be used as a tool that allows us to voice our needs or worries. However, personal experiences have led me to conclude that it can be just as counterproductive. My work was influenced by Australian artist Jeffrey Smart’s precisionist style and stark portrayals of the loneliness of contemporary society. I aimed to address the dissatisfaction disclosure brings when trying to express my concerns, hence the feeling of talking to a brick.


Paisley Ward St Mary’s Anglican Girls School The vanity of selves 2016 photographic print on paper mounted on aluminium and digital video digital print: 64 x 89 cm video: 1:35 minutes In my work I aim to challenge illusion and reality through the process of appropriation and the use of still and moving images. The combination of artist Alexa Meade’s techniques and the appropriation of Picasso’s timeless work with modern technology, recontextualises the meaning of ‘the vanity of selves’. I have explored female sexuality, vanity and age in my video and in the highly saturated digital print, which appears to float, challenging viewers’ perception of ‘the real’.


Finley White Hale School Macro/Micro 2016 (detail) oil on canvas two parts: 76 x 61 cm; 76 x 101 cm My idea was to explore the microcosm and macrocosm within nature and to take the viewer on a visual journey from the flowers into the more microcosmic world of the blade of grass and dew drops. My painting is a tribute to the flower paintings by artists like Rachel Ruysch who painted during the Dutch Golden Age (seventeenth century). In her hyper-realistic works I saw a beauty and expertise that I admired. I wanted to take her attention to detail and transform it into a work suited to contemporary times.


Amy-Lee Wong Applecross Senior High School Hayden 2016 (detail) engraving on perspex 64 x 48 cm Painting on a canvas, sketching in a notebook and inking the body all fit under the definition of art. My work is named after the figure featured, Hayden. His tattoos and his body have been separated to create layers and convey how his tattoos are another layer of his identity and personality. Using an engraving tool on layers of clear Perspex, the artwork encourages the viewer to see literal layers of the tattoo, revealing the person beneath.


Christian Wong Christ Church Grammar School Containment 2016 oil on canvas and plywood five parts: 25.5 x 20; 42.5 x 32; 25.5 x 25; 29 x 20.5; 38 x 46 cm Influenced by the paintings of Giorgio Morandi, my work uses obscure materials as still-life compositions. I began this suite of paintings documenting still life arrangements with bricks, an inflatable beach ball, rubber gloves and bones—all materials that support or contain space. By experimenting with these materials in different compositional arrangements, my artworks uncover connections between objects that at first seem incongruent, but upon contemplation reveal harmonious relationships.


2016 YEAR 12


In the twenty-five years that the Art Gallery of

From 1999 to 2011, Year 12 Perspectives’ Principal

Western Australia (AGWA) has hosted Year 12

Sponsor was the International Foundation for Arts

Perspectives (1992–2017), we have recorded

& Culture (IFAC). IFAC Australia is a non-profit



organisation founded by Japanese businessman

students exhibiting their work, twelve receiving

and philanthropist, Dr Haruhisa Handa, which

travel grants to Japan, ten received grants

promotes social welfare activities through arts

supporting their continuing practice, and many

and cultural investment.


more having their work exhibited in Tokyo and in

IFAC’s sponsorship focused on nurturing a

regional WA with the touring exhibition.

broader understanding of the experiences that

From the inception of the exhibition in the early

influence and impact our younger generation

1990s, the public showed immense support and

across cultures and support was directed at

enthusiasm for the work of graduating students

encouraging a conversation between young

and the popularity of the exhibition quickly grew.

artists from around the world. Each year, for

The selected works in Year 12 Perspectives

the duration of the sponsorship, up to fifteen

have always been chosen on merit, creativity

Japanese students’ works were selected for

and individuality, not on the top marks of that

inclusion in the AGWA exhibition. Reciprocally,

year, and have presented an interesting mix of

at the end of Year 12 Perspectives, selected

the finalists’ good technique, original ideas and

works by WA students were sent to Tokyo to

creative interpretation.

exhibit at the annual International High School


Arts Festival, which included student works from

Education workshops to Year 11 and 12 visual arts

countries such as Egypt, Cambodia, China and

students, and included a series of workshops to

other nations.

high schools in the Pilbara region.

Year 12 Perspectives WA finalists were invited to

As well as our sponsors and many gallery staff

apply for one of two grants intended to invest in

who worked on the exhibitions over the years, the

their creative practice. The Dr Haruhisa Handa

alumni, their parents, teachers and friends have

Travel Grant Winner, chosen by the quality of the

all contributed to the success that is twenty-

application and a successful interview, travelled

five years of Year 12 Perspectives. To celebrate

to Japan to enrich their artistic practice and be

the creativity these students nurtured, and their

part of the international student exhibition. The

schools and families supported, we bring you a

IFAC Art Grant Winner was awarded funds for

selection of videos with alumni who have forged

the purchase of equipment or training related to

their careers in the creative arts. We hope that

developing the candidate’s creative practice.

many more will fondly remember their experience of being exhibited at the AGWA and will share

In addition to the annual support from the

these memories with us during the exhibition.

Department of Education, School Curriculum and Standards Authority and Catholic Education WA, from 1998 to 2007, Woodside Energy Ltd. was also a major sponsor of Year 12 Perspectives. Woodside’s support contributed to the Gallery’s education team delivery of the Visual Arts


2016 YEAR 12


Our alumni have gone on to have successful careers, many as architects, industrial and graphic designers, visual and performing artists. To celebrate the alumni, who include artists that have works in the State Art Collection, we have recorded thirteen alumni speaking about their experience of participating in Year 12 Perspectives, and what that experience has meant to them.

Interviews 1994 1994 1997 1997 1998

Abdul-Rahman Abdullah Erin Coates Bennett Miller Simon Pericich Tarryn Gill

1999 1999 2000 2000 2002

Vanessa Gerrans Mark Tweedie Rebecca Baumann Gabrielle de Vietri Gian Manik


2003 2006 2009

Tanya Lee Meyne Wyatt Anna Louise Richardson


We don’t have a record of the participants in the first year, so if you were, or someone you know was in Year 12 Perspectives that year, please tell us via admin@artgallery.wa.gov.au We’d love to know!


Brett Anthony Roanna Beach Coralie Benporath Emma Bolton Jackie Bout Georgina Bowdler Andrea Brabazon Alina Brady Shannon Brandt Katherine Brown Guy Buchan Faith Buick Melissa Burns Tamara Carmichael Hudson Chang Jeremy Daniel Ciprian Sally-Ann Cooper Cassi-Jo Davis Cathy De Beaux Heidi De Jong Darryl de Saran Louise Delap Kate Dennis Kate Dick Katie Durack Nicola Farquharson Kate Farrelly Lisa Friederich Carolyn Girbino Cherryn Girdwood Meredith Green Matthew Griffiths Simon Grindrod Nicole Halliday Aaron Hayden Elizabeth Hinde Brigitte House Elliot Hulme Stacey Illman Todd Israel Penelope Keenan Michael Kelly Brett Lanagan Vivian Law Cyril Leung Sarah Lever Tia Lewis Michael Lightfoot Peter Ligovich Elizabeth Marruffo Jorja Martin Adrian Masters Linda Mateljan Sonia McGillivray Amir Meshgin Jane Millington Andrew Nicholas Steven Nicoloff Isabel O’Brien

David O’Reilly Natalie Packer Tracie Patterson Anita Pederson Helen Powell Nerissa Prangnell Tonia Pratt Erin Prosser Jeffrey Pui Travis Rinaldi Peter Rogers Deena Rosen Amina Sadowsky Alison Scott Miranda Scott Tessie Scott Marcel Sigel Bradley Spinks Jane Stanley Shannon Stanwell Katherine Svalbe Simon Telford Catherine Tennant Rochelle Watts Yin Yin Wee Clinton Wilkinson Fiona Williams Fleur Williams Oddette Williams Ryan Wilson


Stephanie Adams Gavin Arnold Chutima Benjanuvatra Shareen Beringer Alison Blacker Theresa Bombara Sebastian Bouchard Holly Boyd Ross Brewin Daniel Brown Nickolay Bukilic Danielle Burnett Jonah Cacioppe Katrina Campbell Sinead Candy Zoe Carter Michael Chapman Jodeen Cheeseman Holly Clamp Jessica Clark Kristie Coakley Erin Coates Nicola Commons Emily Cook Jonathon Crabtree Jane Crappsley Sonya Critchley Rebecca Davis Dawn Dickinson Clare Dunn Ardalan Ebrahimi Naomi Farnan Grant Freckelton Narell Gaspar Melissa Giroud Jane Grljusich Nicola Hall Caroline Hardy Perri Hobbs Shiree Hobson Kaye Hodgkiss Evy Hoge Abdul Rahman Ibrahim

Joanne Jakovich Brendan Jefferis Kalin Kosturkov Michael Lai Yong Lee Maya Lees Michelle Liddelow Dic Liew Zoe Louthean Felicity Lunt Carryn Maiolo Janine Marchesi Elizabeth Michelides Debra Miller Vladimir Mitrovic Shari Morley Kellie Morrow Nicholas Mulligan Deborah Netolicky Hop Nguyen David M O’Driscoll Andrea Patterson Natasha Pauli Kirsty Pick Benita Piesse Belinda Price Ben Puglisi Michelle Sabbadini Ailsa Scade Ed Shepherd Rohan Sibon Jason Simons Michael Spiccia Kerryl Squiers Amy Stark Philip Stejskal Nahiid Stephens Ina Sudjana Norkio Suizu Paul Symons Melissa Trait David Vaughan Cormac Walsh Amanda Watts Rachel White Kathy Wilk Sue-Ann Wiseman


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Sarah Leigh Cooper Anna Cornell James Crow Samara Davis Jason Dirstein Melanie Diss Michael Dobson Matthew Doust Emma Farhoumand Jessie Francis Justine Hansen

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Chantel Thorn Kelli Trinidad Robert Van Der Stroom Spencer Webber Alicia Weiland Tabitha Williams Caitlan Yardley Yuri Araoka Erin Hasegawa Satsuki Hoshi Akina Iriyama Chihiro Kataoka Sakuyo Kikuoki Yuka Kitajima Takayuki Kuratomi Chiaki Miura Rie Niita Maiko Nohara Kaoru Oikawa Yuki Takemoto Maki Takeshita Midori Tanabe Maiko Tkaji


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Sophie Cunningham Claire Cunnington Jacinta Curtis Elizabeth Davies Ross Di Blasio Tara Ebbett Amy Galante

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Lauren Dujmovic Alison Fisher Rose Fisher Evelyn Froend Kendal Gear Emily Greaves Melissa Gunner Ella Hammersley Karenza Harding Jobelle Harrington Isabelle Hayim-Langridge Lilly Kaiser Candice Lamb Chloe Lewis Maria Lim Elspeth Maclaurin Elizabeth Marpole Tess Marslen Alexandra May Rob Mead Edward Mellor Nyssa Mews Lottie Moore Gemma Mullins Chantel Murphy Laura Newbury Edward O’Connell Ayesha Parsons Todd Pascoe Emily Pegdon Dominic Phillips Jonté Pike Kara Prout Sarah Randell Jim Riley Benjamin Siero Jamie Siew Lucy Smith Michelle Snedden Linzi Sorrell Lana Stockton Natasha Subianto Elisa Sweeney Stefan Tomasich Fairy Turner Katie Vinicombe Reuben Welke Grace Williamson Jessica Witt Emi Asakawa Aiko Fuchikami Hitomi Hyakusoku Moe Kamiki Megumi Kawano Yuka Kawano Saeka Manda Ryou Nakakubo Aiko Nishiuchi Mami Nishizaki Natsumi Ohno Natsumi Sakaguchi Aiko Sakata Yui Satou Yuki Shibutani Hitomi Takeda Yoshino Takewaki


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Christine Alcorin Yukiko Ang Joshua Axtens Rosemary Barton Kaylene Bederson Zoe Carson Eloise Connell Christopher Corlett Daisy Coyle Joshanne Dar Georgia Deguara Ryan Doray Rachael Dow St Clair Louis Eastaugh Elle Ee Felicity Eustance Nick Extract Samantha Fenton Sonali Fernando Sophie Fetherstonhaugh Stephen Fletcher Jonathan Forbes Rohan Golestani Nicholas Gumulya Anja Hegermann Ellie Hoyer Samuel Indrawan Jessica Kavanagh David Lane Gabrielle Lawrie Jessie Lee Shontel Licari Guillermo Lopez Maria Maddox Michelle Maretha Lily McAuliffe Clare McGeever Jack Membrey Kate Nicol Zaynab Obid Sky O’Brien Monique Parr Ben Payne Bianca Roose Brooke South Caitlin Speers Hayley Spratling Nathan Tang Jonathan Tapley Sonja Tennberg Katarina Throssell Ali Watson Monica Widjajana Carrissa Wu Charlie Yin Elysse Yujnovich


Emily Abbott Tiani Abbott Oliver Anderson Tim Angeles Rosie Baird Benjamin Bannan Dana Bastholm Charles Benson Abdullah Biksmati Maddy Blennerhassett

Agnes Botman Jess Browne Thomas Byrne Dillon Cant Alice Champalle Benjamin Chevin Tara Connor Amy Cooke Sophie Crawford Elin Creese Jack Currie Ruby Darge Jan De Waal Layne Douglas Elton Fernandes Rory Ferrante Alice Fox Kathryn Froend Jasmine Gannaway Emma Gardiner Mikayla Ginbey Ariane Greenfield Jeaselyn Guintu Joel Hawkins Brooke Hodgson Holly Langford-Smith Melissa Larg Freya Laskowski-Cumming Philippa Lewi Alice Lynch Mary-Angeline Macapili Kailei McCrea Alison McKelvie Amy Meacham Kirsty Mouttet Ben Nagappa Joshua Nairn Hayley Partington Claude Platell Emma Rowley Ellesiah Sewell Matthew Shelton Tiffany Silva Andrea Singeorzan Kayleigh Smith Anastasia Spriggs Juliet Sputore Nicholas Steinepreis Liam Stokes Liam Strickland Reyneke Van Den Berg Madeleine Waller Ella Winterbottom Alice Yao Kartika Zhuang


Aleisha Allen Amber Baldock Lisa Baxter Zoe Bell Merette Boutros Imogen Bradbury Gabrielle Butler Michelle Casinader Benjamin Corser Isabella Criddle Darcy Crudeli Courtney Cummins Riley Curnow Natsumi de Dianous Esther D’Sylva Charlotte Foo Winston Foo


Megan Franey Erin Ginty Caelan Gray Luke Grey Elise Gullotti Tina Han Julian Hausknecht Annie Huang Josie Kelly Anthony Keutzer Gemma Kouzinas Tessa Laing Eleanore Lammers-Lewis Daisy Leaver Anabel Lo Ruth Loveridge Isabella Masi Robyn McCoy Jozef Meyer Noni Mills Sophie Minervini Elena O’Callaghan Arabelle O’Rourke Siobhan Paget Ji Young Park Sophie Park Jaimee Porter Zoey Portilla Eden Rehling Darcey Schouten Lilith Schuett Jacob Sewell Leif Shorter Logan Siziba Imogen Spiers-Wilkes Nell Van Tess Williams Simone Wilson Jaidyn Wood Madeleine Woodcock

Sam Walsh AO, Board Chair and Dr Stefano Carboni, Director, Art Gallery of Western Australia invite you and a guest to the official opening of Year 12 Perspectives 2016

WHEN 5.30–7.30pm, Tuesday 7 February 2017

WHERE Art Gallery of WA, Perth Cultural Centre Entry via main Gallery doors | Complimentary refreshments

RSVP By Friday 27 January to rsvp@artgallery.wa.gov.au The Art Gallery of Western Australia endeavours to make art accessible to the whole community. Please advise us if you have any special access needs.



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Year 12 Perspectives 2016 catalogue  

Celebrating 25 Years of the Perspectives exhibition! Year 12 Perspectives showcases work by some of the best, brightest and most talented g...

Year 12 Perspectives 2016 catalogue  

Celebrating 25 Years of the Perspectives exhibition! Year 12 Perspectives showcases work by some of the best, brightest and most talented g...

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