2021 Summer Exhibitions Opening

Saturday 20 February

Join us as we both welcome and celebrate the opening of PICA’s summer exhibitions presented in association with the Perth Festival.

nyinalanginy​ / the gathering brings together the voices of First Nations artists from Australia, Māori artists from Aotearoa New Zealand, and Australian South Sea Islander artists. Curated by Glenn Iseger-Pilkington, the gathering is an invitation for audiences to reconsider histories, our new realities and our shared humanity, at a time when the world is united in so many ways, but increasingly divided by others.

YEDI / SONGS from Patrick William Carter is an evocative survey of Noongar artist and performer Patrick Carter’s artistic practice, tracking explorations in narrative, gesture and dance and the development of significant collaborations with filmmakers and musicians.

The opening celebrations will feature some reflections upon our recent experiences, along with readings from Nyoongar poets Cyndy Moody and Daniel Hansen, who worked alongside Community Arts Network on the poetry initiative A Banksia is Lit.

A smoking ceremony conducted by Whadjuk Nyoongar custodian, Vaughn Josh McGuire who will also welcome guests to Whadjuk Nyoongar Country.

nyinalanginy​ / the gathering and YEDI / SONGS are open to the public from 9 February to 18 April, 2021.

  • Date & Time

    Saturday 20 February 2021
    4pm – 6.30pm

  • Location

    PICA Galleries

  • Cost

    FREE but please note that registration is essential, due to current restrictions PICA has a limited capacity.


  • COVID-19 Safety Policies

    PICA has a comprehensive COVID-19 Safety Plan in place, which oversees our daily operations and has allowed us to confidently resume in-house programming, including live performance. To read more about this please click here