Northern Perspectives: exhibition of Year 11 and 12 students’ artwork opens

Northern Perspectives: exhibition of Year 11 and 12 students’ artwork opens
Northern Perspectives: exhibition of Year 11 and 12 students’ artwork opens

ART created by students from 14 schools across the cities of Wanneroo, Joondalup and Stirling features in the latest exhibition at the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre gallery.

The Northern Perspectives exhibition provides Year 11 and 12 students the opportunity to display their work in public and this year features 41 entries across a range of categories.

Those include painting, drawing, etching and mixed media, 3D sculpture and ceramics, textiles and wearable art, and digital, including photography.

Schools involved in the exhibition include Balcatta Senior High, Churchlands Senior High, Girrawheen Senior High, Mindarie Senior College and Wanneroo Secondary College.

There is also work from students at Kingsway Christian College, Lake Joondalup Baptist College, Mercy College, Perth College, Peter Moyes Anglican Community School, Prendiville Catholic College, St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School plus St Stephen’s School in Carramar and Duncraig.

The free exhibition will be open from today until April 8 and members of the public can vote for their favourite artwork for the people’s choice award.

Winners announced last night included Jarrad Levy from St Stephen’s School in Carramar who won the best overall artwork prize.

His work entitled Lost was described by judges as “stunning with a very high degree of technical merit” and a “professional and moving triptych”.

Tisha Stewart from Mercy College in Koondoola won the prize for best artwork from a City of Wanneroo school.

Her untitled artwork received high praise from our judges who described it as “original with subtle references to the past” with good use of colour and plenty of thought put into creating the piece.

Another smaller exhibition, Claimed Lands: The impact of colonisation on the Western Australian landscape, will be held in conjunction with Northern Perspectives.

It includes workshops by artist and recent UWA art graduate Jess Hart.

Northern Perspectives 2017

When: February 25 to April 8

Where: Wanneroo Library & Cultural Centre, 3 Rocca Way

Open: 10am – 4pm Mondays to Saturdays

Cost: Free