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ART1000 donors nurture the next generation of artists and art lovers and connect to the creative future of Perth
$100 per month or $46.30 per fortnight
$1,200 per year
$1,000 tax-deductible donation to empower artists and audiences
$200 covers all events & membership
What difference will a donation to PICA make to your community?
It will ensure:
– The talents of Australia’s most promising emerging artists are supported and celebrated in PICA’s Hatched National Graduate Show;
– Free Education Notes and Guided Tours are provided to schools for each PICA exhibition;
– Free, fun and accessible All Ages Activities are created for families and the young at heart for each PICA exhibition;
– PICA delivers Art Access Programs that increase participation for those with differing abilities.
Art Ambassadors build arts leadership in Western Australia
$2,500 per year
$2,000 tax deductible donation
$500 for events, tickets & membership
Your donation will provide significant career development opportunities for our local artists and arts professionals, and ensure that:
– Talented WA artists are supported to present new work at PICA: Artists supported in 2020 include Jen Jamieson, Janet Carter, Daley King, Jacinta Larcombe, Bruno Booth, Melissa Cantwell, Kendal Gear, Max Pam, Bruce Slatter, Nicole Slatter, James Walker, Ian Williams, Olga Cironis and The Last Great Hunt.
– WA artists are supported through PICA’s studio residency and creative development programs with artist fees, free use of a studio or the performance space, and artistic and technical support to help them develop their ideas into potential new art works.
– WA artists and arts workers are exposed to new practices, working methodologies and benchmarks for arts leadership through public engagement programs, such as lectures and floor talks, and extended labs and workshops delivered by PICA’s visiting national and international artists, curators and writers.
Director’s Circle donors support ambitious artistic projects
$5,500 per year
$5,000 tax-deductible donation
$500 for events, membership & tickets
By renewing/becoming a Director’s Circle donor you will ensure that projects of ambition and scale are realised. In 2020 these include:
Tina Havelock Stevens
9 February – 19 April
Ground Floor Galleries
Presented in association with Perth Festival 2020
This is the first exhibition to showcase a range of video works and a new neon work by Tina Havelock Stevens, who has emerged as one of Australia’s leading performance and video artists. Her practice is informed by her background in documentary film-making and as a drummer in the post-punk music scene. Visceral and immersive, her evocative films are accompanied by soundscapes that she herself has performed and recorded.
For this exhibition at PICA, Tina, with her collaborator Liberty Kerr, will give a two hour live performance of the score for her seminal video work Thunderhead.
23 – 28 June
PICA Performance Space
Alter is an audio-visual installation for 16 iPads and 16 people created by acclaimed Australian performance-maker Tamara Saulwick in collaboration with Peter Knight, Martyn Coutts and Steve Berrick.
PICA is thrilled to bring this work, a delicate meditation on invisible systems and interconnectedness, to Perth for its WA premiere after its highly acclaimed tour to five cities in China. Alter blurs the boundaries between “audience” and “performer”, subtly altering the relationship between people and devices in an installation about time and space.
Artists: Hoda Ashfar (NSW), Bruno Booth (WA), Helen Britton (Ger/WA), Kendal Gear (WA), Max Pam (WA), Karrabing Film Collective (NT), Bruce Slatter and Nicole Slatter (WA), Valerie Sparks (VIC), Ian Strange (USA/WA), Angela Tiatia (NZ/NSW), James Walker (WA), Ian Williams (WA)
28 July – 11 October
Ground Floor Galleries
A significant group exhibition curated by Anna Louise Richardson, Refracted Reality will explore the work of twelve artists whose practices offer new ways to frame the complexities of human nature as a vivid spectacle of truths. These artists masterfully employ diverse mediums and artistic approaches to explore the urban domestic and introspective interiors, digital and sublime landscapes and social change. Works by the artists will be offered for sale to PICA donors and other supporters at the PICA Salon on Saturday 25 July.
Artists include: Jasmine Togo-Brisby (AU/NZ/Pacific), Dean Cross (NSW), Damien Shen (SA), Curtis Taylor (WA), others to be confirmed
24 October 2020 – 3 January 2021
Ground Floor Galleries
Curated by WA-based curator, Nhanda & Nyoongar man Glenn Iseger-Pilkington, Ghost Ship is an exhibition developed in response to the 250th anniversary in 2020 of Captain James Cook’s voyage to Australia and the pacific.
Ghost Ship is an enactment of agency in the politics of voice and in truth-telling. It offers perspectives beyond the mainstream of art world politics and societal norms, through the presentation of work which counters dominant views, challenges written histories or offers insight into alternative ways of knowing, being and living in the here and now.
This is not personal by Jen Jamieson (WA)
Pilot Showings: 17 January – 1 February, during Fringe World
Premiere Season: 6 – 11 October, during Mental Health Week
This is not personal is a new work in development that creates a personalised set of self care sign-cards to assist in times of difficulty. Created by Jen Jamieson, this intimate performance workshop invites a small group to develop written responses to the challenges of life when our mental health is not helping us socialise. Pairing personal reflection with social interaction and design aesthetics with the hand-made, This is not personal is an invitation to encourage new ways of wellbeing and break down the barriers in talking about mental health.
An original concept developed at PICA as part of KISS club 2019, this work will be piloted during Fringe World in preparation for its premiere season at PICA during National Mental Health Week.
Transmission by Janet Carter (WA)
Residency & Public Events: 14 January – 1 February
Premiere Season: 24 – 29 November, during Pride Festival
Transmission will research queer desire and culture, offering a counter-response to loss and the failure to transmit, with reference to the AIDS epidemic and the generational loss of the 80s and 90s. Transmission seeks to create community and alternative acts of transmission that summon a queer future.
The residency stage undertaken during Fringe World will allow Janet to conduct community research via a participatory installation/archive, a town hall meeting and a queer party. The premiere presentation will take place at PICA during Perth’s Pride Festival 2020.
Salote Tawale (NSW/Fiji)
1 August – 11 October
First Floor Gallery
Salote Tawale was born in Suva, Fiji Islands and grew up in the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia and is now based in Sydney, NSW. She is recognized predominantly for her performance and video based works – employing photography, video, drawing, sculpture, installation and live actions.
In 2018 Tawale was the recipient of six-month Australia Council for the Arts residency hosted by ACME studios in London, during this period she undertook research in archives and collections in London and Paris that contain cultural artefacts from the Pacific Islands. During this period, she also began to find new ways of producing, experimenting with painting. The new body of work which will be exhibited at PICA is the outcome of this period of development and experimentation and marks a significant development in Tawale’s practice.
Whalefall by The Kabuki Drop (WA) / Ian Sinclair (WA/NSW)
Season: 5 – 15 August *
PICA Performance Space
Whalefall is a new theatre work inspired by environmental writer Rebecca Giggs’ essay of the same name. Utilising the structure of an inter-generational, seaside, family drama, Whale Fall reinterprets this classic Australian theatre motif to explore contemporary issues of gender dysphoria, non-human agency, new family dynamics and the ecological uncanny.
Unspoken by Olga Cironis (WA)
24 October – 3 January
First Floor Gallery
PICA is thrilled to be working with leading Western Australian artist Olga Cironis to present her solo exhibition Unspoken in 2020. Collaborators, friends, family and visitors to the gallery will be invited to have a cast of their mouth taken, a process which renders the participant temporarily voiceless. The remnants of the casting process will accumulate in the gallery space across the exhibition, leaving a mounting impression of unspoken words.
Through this process the artist asks the participant and audience to consider those who have a voice, those who are heard, and those in society whose voices need moments of quiet and spaces to be better heard and understood.
Telephone by The Last Great Hunt (WA)
Season: 3 – 14 November *
PICA Performance Space
Telephone is a new theatre work continuing PICA and The Last Great Hunt’s partnership that has resulted in hits such as NEW OWNER (2016), THE IRRESITIBLE (2017) and LÉ NØR [the rain] (2019). A time jumping, genre bending rollercoaster through the word of communication, this interdisciplinary work will integrate analogue and digital technology to explore connection and disconnection across the history of humankind.
PICA donors recognise that a commitment to art and the cultural vibrancy of the city we live in is fundamental to the health of our community.
That is why each year they continue to support PICA to invest in local artists, to bring the most extraordinary contemporary artists to Perth audiences and why PICA values their long term and significant support.
Donors who have given over $10,000 to PICA since the inception of its Donor Program in 2009 are acknowledged as PICA ART PATRONS.
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