TWO graduates from a Dianella school will have their artworks displayed at the Art Gallery of Western Australia’s Year 12 Perspectives Exhibition.
Carmel School graduates Tal Levin and Riley Twyman were among 60 students who were chosen from about 300 submissions that would showcase their pieces in the gallery’s annual exhibition for the most skilled graduates from the previous year.
Tal, who created three oil paintings based on an artist linked to her father, would be spending the year volunteering in Israel before enrolling in anthropology and visual arts at Curtin University.
“The purpose of my piece is to use art to bring to attention that colonisation is not just a tragedy of the past, but has continuing effects on the lives and culture of indigenous Australians”, Tal said.
Riley, whose piece was a wooden sculpture designed to reflect the environmental impact of overcrowding, said he liked creating artworks and found creative arts as a “stress reliever”.
“I love to convey my relationship with the physical environment and my desire was to create connection within an urban context,” he said.
“The ability for nature to reclaim the world is a reminder of the ephemerality of existence.”
Riley will be starting a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in geology and marine science while continuing art as a hobby.
The exhibition will run from March 17 to July 16.