Students offer a fresh perspective

Rejection: A Binary Discourse by Melville Senior High School graduate Jeaselyn Guintu.
Rejection: A Binary Discourse by Melville Senior High School graduate Jeaselyn Guintu.

Student graduates from All Saints College, Applecross Senior High School, Corpus Christi College, Melville Senior High School and Santa Maria College, plus Aquinas and Presbyterian Ladies’ College students from Ardross and Bicton, are among 69 WA students chosen to exhibit their work in this year’s event.

This year’s judging panel comprised AGWA curator Robert Cook, WA artist Teelah George and Education Department visual arts teacher Kate Grayson.

‘(The) exhibition features a rich assortment of themes and subjects that reflect the personal and socio-political concerns of the selected Year 12 Visual Art students,’ Art Gallery of WA director Stefano Carboni said.

‘Portraits, the body and identity are always popular subjects but also evident is a lively engagement with issues such as the environment, nature, animal welfare and urban life.’

A People’s Choice Award, which encourages visitors to the exhibition and website www.artgallery.wa.gov.au to vote for their favourite artist, will be counted in the final days of the exhibition with the winner receiving $500 towards art supplies. Voting closes 5pm Sunday, May 17.