Hatched 2017

Photos & Words: Olivia Senior

Walking through PICA it was hard not to be overtaken by the diversity and talent spread across the room.

It was the works from the Hatched National Graduate Show.

Presenting it’s 26th edition, 100 of the most promising and recent graduates were nominated collectively from 23 tertiary schools from around Australia. Curators then spent hours deliberating over who the 35 finalists should be.

An exciting time for emerging artists and an even more exciting time for Kai Wasikowski who last night won the prestigious Schenberg Art Fellowship, $40,000 and future mentoring from Mikala Tai; curator and academic known for specialising in contemporary Asian art and Australia design.

As described by Olivia Nichols, the Hatched 2017 Curator, this year the artists are using their artistic practises to reflect on notions of identity in a post-internet landscape, the relationships with our environment and conceivable dystopian futures.

Undeniably as you walk though the gallery you’ll notice this, it presents things that have happened in history along with new engaging ideas.

A must-see if you live in Perth!

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