Northern exposure

The Northern Perspectives exhibition opened at the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre gallery last Thursday.

It includes 39 works by Year 12 graduates.

Pieces include diverse painting, photography, collage, ceramics, glass, textiles, jewellery and 3D works by students from 14 schools across the cities of Joondalup, Stirling and Wanneroo.

Each work artistically expresses young peoples’ everyday lives and the issues and concerns that confront them.

More than 500 people visited last year’s exhibition and the City of Wanneroo hopes more people will visit Northern Perspectives 2016, with last year’s success inspiring the City of Melville to initiate Southern Perspectives.

“This is a wonderful community event displaying the best art from students in our area,” Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said.

The Mudlark (Jilinbirri) Metals exhibition, featuring alongside the students’ exhibition, show- cases detailed woven designs representing traditional Aboriginal metal artworks.

The gallery, on Rocca Way in Wanneroo, is open from 10am to 4pm Mondays to Saturdays.