The PICA Salon Vernissage has become one of the most remarkable and memorable events on Perth’s arts calendar, bringing art lovers together to celebrate and support contemporary art practices in Western Australia.
In 2017 the Vernissage will launch When the Sky Fell: Legacies of the 1967 Referendum, an exhibition featuring work by 27 Indigenous WA artists.
Curated by established visual arts curator, Clothilde Bullen, and featuring a diverse range of media by artists with distinctive and distinguished practices, When the Sky Fell weaves together a range of responses and narrative threads about the historical and ongoing impact of the 1967 Referendum.
The resulting exhibition offers a challenging, yet playful, response with incredibly beautiful and diverse pieces including saddles and satellite dishes, large-scale wall works, works on canvas in natural pigments, works on paper and sculptural installations.
The 2017 PICA Salon Vernissage will be particularly memorable as we welcome and celebrate the artists from the Aboriginal Art Centres and communities across Western Australia at PICA. Join us to be immersed in an evening of cultural discovery to explore the legacy of the 1967 referendum while enjoying gorgeous cocktails, fine wines, and great food with a cultural twist and of course stunning works.
A selection of the artworks will be available for purchase, with full proceeds going directly to the artists and art centres.
Tickets are available to PICA donors ART1000 and above. To secure your tickets, become a donor before the end of the financial year and ensure your tax deductibility.
Please contact Jo Malone on firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries you may have about our donor program and the PICA Salon Vernissage.