Celebrating the voices of WA’s talented young artists

Design / Life

Human impact on the environment, identity and family are prominent themes and issues explored in this year’s Pulse Perspectives exhibition, the annual display of visual art from Year 12 Visual Arts graduates.

This year’s exhibition features 30 works by 2020 Year 12 Visual Arts graduates from 21 schools across Western Australia, including entries from Nagle Catholic College, Wesley College, Kelmscott Senior High School, Perth Modern School, Seton Catholic College, Saint Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls, Leeming Senior High School and Penrhos College.

The works were selected by the judging panel of WA Contemporary Artist Amy Perejuan-Capone; Teacher Development Cassie Bussell, Department of Education, and former AGWA Associate Curator, Projects, Rachel Ciesla.

The chosen works span a variety of subject matter and media, ranging from painting and drawing to sculpture, digital moving image and textiles.

Lilly Blue, Manager, AGWA Learning and Creativity Research said, “This year’s Pulse Perspectives exhibition reflects the hopeful, challenging, sensitive and intelligent young voices of 2020’s Year 12 students.

“The 30 works cross material disciplines and cover themes of environmental crisis, gender, family, loss, identity and lineage, exploring the nuances and wide scope of our turbulent and unpredictable times. The exhibition is a powerful window into the fears, hopes and concerns of young artists experimenting with practice and responding to creative influences. I am always struck by the incredible courage of these young artists to share intimate stories and honest reflections with such unbridled generosity.”

Act-Belong-Commit Pulse Perspectives People’s Choice Awards

Visitors to this year’s exhibition are encouraged to vote for their favourite work in the Act-Belong-Commit People’s Choice Award. Visitor voting is open from 10am, Saturday 8 May until 5pm, Sunday 15 August with the winner announced on Wednesday 18 August 2021. The student artist whose work receives the most votes will receive a $100 Gallery Shop voucher. The school, the artist attended will receive an AGWA workshop and tour package.

Pulse Perspectives is on display at AGWA from Saturday 8 May through to Monday 30 August 2021.

Pulse Perspectives exhibition opens Saturday 8 May | FREE

AGWA: Perth Cultural Centre PERTH WA