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JULY 26th - AUGUST 12th 2012
‘GENESIS’ 92 x 92 cm oil on canvas
‘ELYSIUM II’ 107 x 137 cm oil on canvas
‘SYMBOLS OF LIFE AND LOVE’ 76 x 76 cm oil on canvas
HATCHED: NATIONAL GRADUATE SHOW
rt schools are incubators of new ideas where students
are imbued with a passionate belief in the power of
art to change the world. For the past two decades,
Hatched has provided an annual snapshot of the most
interesting work produced by the ever-expanding number
of graduate artists. True to its name, many careers have also
been incubated and the Hatched alumni is very impressive
indeed. Shaun Gladwell, Patricia Piccinini, Brook Andrew and
Julie Dowling all had their first professional outing in Perth as
representatives of thei r schools.
Not surprisingly then, the audiences who flocked to the Perth
Institute of Contemporary Art to see Hatched this year were keen
to spot the next Gladwell or Piccinini, and to see who had won
the prestigious $35,000 Dr Harold Schenberg Art Prize. In an
exhibition that contained a great deal of highly sophisticated,
conceptually rigorous artworks, all made with extremely high
production values, that wasn’t an easy decision.
Strong contenders were Johann Rashid’s high-defi nition
video Killing My Sister Who Now is the King, Zoe Woods’ exquisite
glass objects and Pip Stafford’s All My World is Scaffolding, a
complex and beautifully realised reticulation system that
presents a visual manifestation of how networks evolve.
Nevertheless the judges selected Lachlan Petras from Monash
University as the winner. His work, Aggregate, is a skilfully
resolved installation combining video shot in the Monash
University wind-tunnel facility projected onto a fabricated
wooden kernel. The interior of this elegant sculptural form
distorts the short video of two figures whose identities slowly
merge and loop together.
All these young artists offer great hope for a very vibrant
cultural landscape in the years to come.
All My World is Scaffolding, 2011, Pip
Stafford. Courtesy of the artist.
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