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Year 12 Perspectives 2009

Year 12 Perspectives 2009 exhibition


Year 12 Perspectives 2008

8 April - 19 July 2009

See the world through Year 12 Eyes

Koko the clown by Rae Davis - oil on canvas

Rae Davis

Woodvale Senior High School TEE Art

Koko the clown


oil on canvas

121.5 x 90 x 4 cm

Year 12 Perspectives is a celebration of the talents and creativity of our next generation of artists. It showcases and recognises the magnificent achievements of 2008's Year 12 TEE Art and Art and Design students from across Western Australia.


Year 12 Perspectives has become a much-loved fixture on the Art Gallery’s annual calendar and is a showcase and forum for emerging talent to connect with the wider public and explore a range of subjects and themes important to young people today. This year is no exception with a focus on the self, the environment and Australian political issues.

This year 56 works were selected from across the state, and in a continuing commitment to cross-cultural engagement, 17 works from young artists in Japan also feature in the exhibition, through the generous support of the International Foundation for Arts and Culture. These works include elegant calligraphic scrolls and diverse mixed media works.

The Art Gallery of Western Australia is sure that this year’s Year 12 Perspectives 2008 will continue to inspire, amaze and delight visitors.


Year 12 Perspectives IFAC Grants Winners Are…

The Art Gallery of Western Australia is thrilled to host the Year 12 Perspectives exhibition, celebrating the creative talents of our next generation of artists. It recognises the magnificent achievements of 2008’s Yr 12 TEE Art and Art and Design students from across Western Australia.

In addition to having their work exhibited in the Gallery, the students were also invited to apply for two International Foundation for Arts and Culture (IFAC) grants.  Valued at $5000 each, both grants foster the creative development of the successful students.

The IFAC Chairman’s Travel Grant will give the successful candidate the opportunity to travel to Japan to pursue their artistic practice in the context of a new cultural environment. The IFAC Arts and Culture Grant contributes to the purchase of equipment and/or training to assist the student’s development in a creative endeavour of their choice.

An important component of the Year 12 Perspectives exhibition is the inclusion of a selection of works by Japanese students in the Perth exhibition. Reciprocally, a selection of WA student works will travel to Japan for inclusion in the IFAC annual High School Arts Festival in July. As part of this IFAC funded affiliation we are delighted to be welcoming some of the Japanese students to Perth for the IFAC awards presentation.            

Arts Grant Winner 

Natasha Adamson

Aranmore Catholic College Art and Design

Moment of introspection


etching and wheelwork on glass

15 x 19 x 19 cm


Travel Grant Winner

Edan Smith Kidd

St Brigid's College TEE Art

Sweet Sorrow


silk fusing and felt

139 x 141 cm


Exhibition opening times

The Year 12 Perspectives 2008 exhibition is open from 8 April to 19 July 2009, 10am to 5pm daily.

Entry to the exhibition is free.

View our Online Gallery

You can also view the complete student art works online at our special Year 12 Perspectives 2008 Online Gallery.

People’s Choice Award

This year we are giving you the opportunity to vote for your favourite Western Australian student artist from the Year 12 Perspectives 2008 exhibition. Your vote will contribute to selecting the recipient of the People’s Choice Award that will be announced on Wednesday 29 July 2009.

By voting you could win an iPod nano 16GB valued at $279, but you must vote before 5pm on 19 July 2009. Conditions of entry apply. Or if you prefer you can vote at the exhibition.

Vote online in the People’s Choice Award


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