Hatched: National Graduate Show

Curated by Eugenio Viola, ‘Hatched: National Graduate Show’ examines the pulse of the nation’s emerging arts practices while acting as an important platform for artistic careers. In an expansive exhibition across all galleries of the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA), work by 30 recent arts graduates from 22 nation-wide higher education institutions will be on show until 15 July.

Through painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, performance, sound and video, this year’s new batch of works show ‘creativity, originality, sensitivity and dexterity,’ says Annika Kristensen, co-judge for the $40,000 Schenberg Art Fellowship – awarded annually to one of the nominated graduates – ‘who, in their own distinct ways, tackle ideas from the environment to society, identity to technology, with sophistication, perception and occasionally, humour.’

Aden Sargeant, Flag 3, 2017, pinewood, plywood, cotton, inks, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Western Australia