STUDENTS SHOW NEW PERSPECTIVE
STUDENTS tackled a range of issues from animal rights to refugees in this year’s Year 12 Perspectives exhibition.
The annual competition features artwork by 57 teenage artists across Perth, completed during their final year of school.
Former Prendiville Catholic College student Jessica McGaw was one of 10 northern suburbs inclusions in the exhibition, which opens at The Art Gallery of WA on January 28.
The 18-year-old from Ocean Reef created her confronting piece #CapitalisedCruelty to “open people’s eyes” to animal abuse and exploitation.
“It’s targeted at showing everybody that we are the ones responsible for how we treat things,” she said.
“My intent was to raise awareness of the fact that animals, regardless of their economic value, are still sentient beings. By humanising their appearance, I wanted to draw comparisons between animals and humans concerning the ability to perceive and feel things.”