Year 12 Perspectives 2013

26 February - 5 May 2014

Guillermo Lopez Decay

Guillermo Lopez Irene McCormack Catholic College Decay 2013. Watercolour, ink and gouache on paper, 81 x 180 cm.

Year 12 Perspectives is your yearly taste of art by some of the best, brightest and most talented graduating high school artists in the State. An annual barometer of what our youth are thinking and feeling, it is also a rich celebration of the role the arts play in the development of individual identities.

The Year 12 Perspectives exhibition is celebrating its 22nd year. Once again this popular annual event provides the platform to showcase selected works from students graduating from Year 12 Visual Arts. Year 12 Perspectives 2013 promises to deliver works of technical excellence and emotional complexity.

This year’s judging panel has selected 56 works of technical excellence and emotional complexity, across a variety of subject matter and media, ranging from painting and drawing to sculpture, digital moving image, photography and textiles.

Visitors to the Gallery will also be able to have their say on their favourite work and vote in the Santos Year 12 Perspectives People’s Choice Award.

Exhibition Catalogue

Year 12 Perspectives catalogue


People's Choice Award

The Santos Year 12 Perspectives People’s Choice Award will see the artist whose work is voted the most popular by Gallery audiences receive a trip to the Art Gallery of South Australia, and the high school they attended will receive 30 tickets to the Richard Avedon: People exhibition coming to the Gallery in August. One lucky voter will win a $150 shop voucher.

Voting closes 5pm, Sunday 27 April 2014 and the winners will be announced on 30 April 2014.


Packers' Prize

Congratulations to Ali Watson, winner of the 2014 Packers' Prize!

"We chose Ali’s work because of the beauty and maturity shown in the Abstract work. We felt the artwork showed balance in tone, texture and materials that encourages the viewer to revisit the artwork".


Ali Watson, Genocide 2013.

Ali Watson Chisholm Catholic College Genocide 2013.

Mixed media resin on ply, paint, photo, wood, ratten, tin, metal, dimensions variable.

Hear 720ABC Drive presenter John McGlue chat with some of the Year 12 Perspectives exhibition artists about their works at the opening night event.




Past Exhibitions

Year 12 Perspectives 2012

Year 12 Perspectives 2011

Year 12 Perspectives 2010
Year 12 Perspectives 2009
Year 12 Perspectives 2008



Government sponsors

Principal Exhibition Sponsor

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Exhibition sponsor

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