Perspective on parents
DRAWN TO EXPLORE STEREOTYPICAL GENDER ROLES
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.
Artwork by Sophie Minervini will be exhibited at the Year 12 Perspectives show at the Art Gallery of Western Australia.