Stu­dents get new per­spec­tive on art

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Art -

STAY­ING back at school on a Fri­day night to paint was a weekly rou­tine for Hale School stu­dents Max Evan­ge­listi and Fin­ley White that earned them a place in the WA Art Gallery’s an­nual Year 12 Per­spec­tives ex­hi­bi­tion.

City Beach res­i­dent Max said art was more than just a school sub­ject and re­quired many hours of ded­i­ca­tion.

“Art was al­ways a laid­back sub­ject at the start of school­ing, so I chose to do it in Year 10, but as I did it I fell in love with it and wanted to stay af­ter class and keep paint­ing,” he said.

Max’s piece City Beach on Sun­day is a colour­ful, pop art cel­e­bra­tion of sum­mer and mate­ship in­spired by British pop artist David Hock­ney.

“I re­ally wanted to try and cre­ate some­thing that was bright, happy and eye-catch­ing,” he said.

Fin­ley, of Kar­rinyup, said be­ing a part of Year 12 Per­spec­tives was the kick-start he needed to pur­sue a de­gree in graphic de­sign and cre­ative ad­ver­tis­ing at Curtin Uni­ver­sity.

“The idea be­hind my oil-on-can­vas dip­tych Mi­cro/macro was to ex­plore the ‘mi­cro­cosm’ and ‘macro­cosm’ within as­pects of ev­ery day nat­u­ral scenery.”

Year 12 Per­spec­tives is on dis­play at AGWA un­til April 2.

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