Year 12 Perspectives 2009 - 20 April - 31 May 2010

20 February - 28 June 2010


People's Choice Award Winner

The Art Gallery of Western Australia is pleased to announce that the winner

of the Year 12 Perspectives 2009 People's Choice Award is Patrick Bridges.

Patrick, who attended St Norbert's College in 2009 wins a Nintendo Wii Console.

Patrick’s work Railway Parade attracted the most number of votes from members of the public visiting the Gallery and viewing our website. Those who participated in the voting went into a draw to also win a Nintendo Wii Console, and the winning voter is Anthony Skeels of Warnbro.


Patrick described how he created his work:

“In this work I have captured a suburban moment that we may never see again. In today's society many of us take for granted what we see every day. I was struck by the beauty of ordinary life on my way home from school, walking down my street, Railway Parade. In capturing this moment in time I was influenced by the Impressionists, using oils and acrylics in loose, fleeting brushstrokes. By separating the image into four panels, the painting imitates photographs taped together in the way one would capture a full panoramic impression”.

Patrick Bridges
Railway Parade, 2009

acrylic and oil on canvas
121.5 x 40.5cm each
St Norbert's College TEE Art

SMS Voting

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Year 12 Perspectives 2009 exhibition is sponsored by The International Foundation for Art and Culture. It is supported by the Department of Education, the Curriculum Council and Nova 93.7.

IFAC - sponsor logo

Nova 93.7 - sponsor logo

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Govt of WA - Curriculum Council - sponsor logo


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Last Reviewed: 23 September 2010

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