An annual exhibition at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Hatched National Graduate Show has showcased the work of over one thousand emerging artists since its inception in 1992. The exhibition aims to simultaneously celebrate innovative, creative, and boundary-pushing graduates, and champion rigorous arts education through the implementation of a diligent selection process.
Each year, outstanding arts graduates from tertiary institutions across the country are nominated by their educators to be considered for selection. This year, just 18 graduates were selected from a nomination pool of 60.
The School of Art, Architecture and Design is pleased to announce the selection of recent graduate Jonathan Kim amongst the 18 artists chosen for inclusion in the exhibition. Of the 18 artists, 2 are South Australian graduates.
The announcement marks just one in a flurry of achievements for Jonathan, who was recently named the recipient of the sought-after British School at Rome residency, presented by the Helpmann Academy and valued at $25,000. Jonathan graduated from the new Bachelor of Contemporary Art (Honours) in 2018.
Hatched is unique in its offering to emergent artists, and acts as a fundamental platform for the next generation of early-career innovators. The exhibition features a diverse host of media, from painting, sculpture, and drawing through to installation, video, and sound works, representing an incisive cross-section of Australian contemporary art practices.
Hatched will take place at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts from 4 May to 7 July 2019, and opens on Friday 3 May from 6:30pm – 9pm.
Image: Jonathan Kim, Steel and Paper III with Elastomeric, photo courtesy of the artist.