Per­spec­tive on par­ents

DRAWN TO EX­PLORE STEREO­TYP­I­CAL GEN­DER ROLES

Cockburn Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - Jes­sica Nico

A SE­TON Catholic Col­lege stu­dent has hon­oured her par­ents in a piece at the Art Gallery of WA's an­nual Year 12 Per­spec­tives ex­hi­bi­tion.

SOPHIE Min­ervini’s par­ents have done more than just in­spire her life; they have in­spired her art too.

A stu­dent at Se­ton Catholic Col­lege last year, the Bibra Lake res­i­dent set out to cre­ate a piece of work that cap­tured the faces of her par­ents and their per­son­al­ity and char­ac­ter.

De­spite never hav­ing painted faces, her fin­ished piece was one of 58 se­lected for the Year 12 Per­spec­tives ex­hi­bi­tion at the Art Gallery of WA.

Min­ervini said she cre­ated the piece to ex­plore stereo­typ­i­cal gen­der roles.

“My father works for a gas com­pany, do­ing hard man­ual labour on a day to day ba­sis, whereas my mother works at a sub­ur­ban café,” she said.

“Even though my par­ents may ap­pear to fol­low the ar­che­typal sub­ur­ban fam­ily, they are much more than that and I wanted to cap­ture the essence of my par­ents as peo­ple, rather than be­ing de­fined by the work that they do.”

Year 12 Per­spec­tives is at the Art Gallery of WA from March 12 to June 13.

Pic­ture: Matt Jelonek www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d450250

Art­work by Sophie Min­ervini will be ex­hib­ited at the Year 12 Per­spec­tives show at the Art Gallery of Western Aus­tralia.

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