Mandurah's new exhibition puts young artistic talent on show at MPAC

The artworks of the Peel region’s most talented students shone on display at the opening of this year’s Young Artists Perspectives exhibition on Friday afternoon.

The exhibition features a series of collaborative works between the students from 12 different high schools and professional artists in mediums such as painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and digital media.

This year’s professional artists were Carol Nicolson, Helen Coleman, Trudi Whitcher, Lee Kennedy and Patricia Hines. 

Young Artists Perspectives was created in 1998 to support young artists in regional WA to develop their creative skills, artistic perspective, conceptual ideas and presentation skills in a highly professional gallery space.

The event allows students to express their ambitions and apprehensions in relation to their future and that of society, while encouraging discussions on contemporary cultural and social issues.

Among this year’s recipients of the Young Artists Perspective Highly Commended awards were:

  • Foundation Christian College student Rowena Fleming
  • Frederik Irwin student Rachel Hull
  • John Tonkin College student Ella Wilkins
  •  Mandurah Baptist College student Nina Mansfied
  • Mandurah Catholic College student Olivia Mason
  • Halls Head Community College student Malakai Knighton
  • Coodanup College student Gemma Michelle-Jeffery
  • Pinjarra Senior High student Connor Healy

The exhibition will be open at the Alcoa Art Gallery, MPAC, until October 15. 

Young Artists Perspectives is the result of a partnership between the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre (MPAC), MZI Resources and Murdoch University.