Wanneroo Times

Pulse of young artworks

- Lucy Jarvis

A PET dachshund and a recycled wooden desk feature from local Year 12 visual arts students in the annual Pulse Perspectiv­es exhibition at the Art Gallery of WA.

Marmion’s Michelle Edward, who attended St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School, found inspiratio­n for her three oil paintings in the backyard.

“In Louis in suburbia, I was aiming to communicat­e my appreciati­on of life’s simple pleasures through the representa­tion of my playful and curious pet dachshund in the safe haven suburbia of my backyard,” Michelle said.

“We can all incorporat­e his zestful attitude into our own fast-paced lives, particular­ly in the precarious age of prolific technology and destructiv­e consumer culture.”

Ocean Reef resident Mija Belamide from Prendivill­e Catholic College used a recycled wooden desk, stoneware ceramic paper clay, blue ink pen, lead pencil and charcoal to create a sculpture.

“Unhinged is a sculptural installati­on created to challenge the education system,” Mija said.

“Influenced by Ben Turnbull, I have used a wood burnishing to carve equations and portraits of students, creating visual tension to depict the conception of academic stress and ‘atychiphob­iathe’, the fear of failure.”

Duncraig resident Charlotte Kennedy created a fourpart artwork, Defunct, using embroidery threads, fabric, copper, glue, acrylic paint, marri blood resin dyes and a magnifying glass.

“I’ve always found peace in nature,” the John Curtin College of the Arts graduate said.

“I worry when I am old there will not be any left, so when I can, I take a moment to look around, sometimes at the ground. It is something we so often walk over.

“The world is wonderful. We need to nourish it.”

Madison Snelling, of Ocean Reef created a piece from cast glass on a lightbox while at Prendivill­e Catholic College.

“Vascular decay explores the vital relationsh­ip between humankind and the natural world, and consequent­ly, my concerns when this relationsh­ip is exploited,” Madison said.

“My hope for society to harmonious­ly embrace our cohesive existence is conveyed through the biophilic patterns of plants, which undertake the shape of human lungs.”

Pulse Perspectiv­es runs until August 30.

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Clockwise from top right: A section from Louis in suburbia, Vascular decay and Unhinged.
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