PICA Salon Vernissage Success!

The PICA Salon Vernissage on Saturday night was a huge success! Our 200 plus guests had a ball, with sparkling drinks, surprise performances by Rachael Dease and Snapcat, and an edible drawing by Gosia Wlodarczak. Over $100k in artworks sold, with all the money going back to the artists.

Thank you to all donors, sponsors and artists for their contributions to PICA this year and for making the event so special.

The PICA Salon: Epic Narratives runs until the 16th of August so be sure to check it out!

Social pics up now!

Photos from our opening are now online!

Click here to see the gallery on our Facebook page.




School holiday workshops

Artist Anna Dunnill will lead workshops for 7 - 14 year olds, allowing them to think creatively about their personal stories. Drawing inspiration from PICA Salon: Epic Narratives and using different artistic processes and materials, participants will get to create their own monuments to the large, or small, things in life.

Tues 14 July, 10:30am – 1pm: 7 – 10 yrs BOOK HERE

Thurs 16 July, 10:30am – 1pm: 11 – 14 yrs

2014 Annual Report online now

Our Annual Report for 2014 is now online.

For a reminder of the year that was, read it online here, or download a copy for yourself by following this link.


Senate Inquiry into the impact of changes to Arts funding

On the 16th of June, an inquiry into the impact of the 2014 and 2015 Commonwealth Budget decisions concerning arts funding was announced. As part of the Inquiry, submissions from the public are invited.

Submissions due Friday 17 July.

For more information on how and what to submit see the WA Chamber of Arts and Culture's Call to Action info pack.

Coming up at PICA

TONIGHT: Epilogues After Dark
PICA is open until 9pm tonight! Explore the Salon alone, or join a curator and artist-led tour at 7pm, as part of Epilogues After Dark!


Next week: The Sound Collectors
Presented by PICA and Tura New Music as part of the 2015 Scale Variable Series, Gesture is the only performance by The Sound Collectors in Perth this year. Tickets available HERE.

This month: An Internal Difficulty Book Launch
On the 23rd of July we're celebrating the launch of An Internal Difficulty, a publication exploring the exhibition at PICA by seven Western Australian artists.

Welcome to our new studio artists

Carla Adams is an emerging West Australian artist and Hatched alumna. Exploring the ethics and anthropology of online courtship, Carla has set herself the task of establishing an online relationship during her residency.

Elise Reitze is a West Australian experimental sound artist. Elise hopes to create an interactive sensory experience for the audience, emphasising the idea that music and art is to be enjoyed by everyone.

Tanya Lee & Simone Johnston are two West Australian artists who plan to develop a collaborative project playfully interrogating notions of public and private space existing within domestic and urban environments.

Images (top to bottom and left to right): PICA Salon Vernissage Opening Night. Image by Holly Jade Photography. Snapcat's TINY PARADE. Image by Holly Jade Photography. Anna Dunnill, a short lesson study, 2014 (detail pictured). Image courtesy the artist. Matthew Gringold, Filament Orkestra, 2013. Image by Alessandro Bianchetti. Tarryn Gill, Guardian (Shadow Sphinx), 2015. Image courtesy the artist. The Sound Collectors. Photo by Nik Babic. Andrew Nicholls & Travis Kelleher, Untitled Study, 2013. Image c/o the artists with thanks to the Freud Museum London. Carla Adams, Daniel: In his bedroom with the washing that his mum has just folded, 2012. Image courtesy the artist. Elise Reitze. Image courtesy the artist. Tanya Lee & Simone Johnston, Personal Space (4), 2014. Image by Rasheen Lee.