Students get new perspective on 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.