We are incredibly proud of graduates Tal Levin and Riley Twyman who have been selected to exhibit in the 2018 Year 12 Perspectives Exhibition at the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Competition for this exhibition is fierce, with hundreds of students putting in submissions.

Tal Levin has been interested in art for as long as she can remember, with painting being her preferred medium of expression. Her piece, a series of 3 oil paintings, was conceived to portray the post-colonial experiences of Aboriginal Australians. “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”, she said.

Riley's piece is a wooden sculpture designed to reflect on issues facing the world today, most particularly overcrowding and the environmental impact of our growing population. He used the shanty towns of South Africa and Zimbabwe as stimulus for his work. Riley’s preferred artistic medium is sculpture and he chose wood because he has fond memories of growing up connected with nature.

The Year 12 Perspectives Exhibition will run from 17 March – 16 July 2018, so go take a look! Mazel tov to Tal, Riley and Morah Leanne on this achievement. (Images courtesy of the AGWA)