PICA Salon Vernissage 2016

30 July, 7pm

PICA Salon Vernissage has become Perth’s most exclusive celebration of contemporary art.

The Vernissage will launch Radical Ecologies, an exhibition featuring new work by Western Australian artists practicing at the sharpest edge of contemporary practice, this exhibition acknowledges our continued environmental dystopia and in response offers a range of therapeutic experiences.

You are invited to decipher 850 romance novels rewritten by termites, to lay down with bees, locate a complex olfactory landscape and listen to a musical soundscape woven from the sounds of Perth’s Swan River. Ecosexual confessions are whispered through the walls of Pony Express’s self-contained replica sauna and a robotic third arm is controlled remotely from the other side of the globe as world-renowned artist Stelarc becomes a human avatar, live in the gallery.

The Vernissage is your ticket to a night of botanical cocktails, locally sourced produce and exotic encounters with live flora and fauna. This exclusive gala event offers PICA’s ART1000 supporters an opportunity to grow or start their contemporary art collection, with fresh approach to ethical artistic investment, the proceeds of all sales going directly to the artists.

  • Artists
  • Matt Aitken & Noel Nannup
  • Nathan Beard
  • Tim Burns
  • Andrew Christie
  • Pony Express
  • Steven Finch
  • Cat Jones
  • Rose Megirian
  • Peter & Molly
  • Rebecca Orchard
  • Perdita Phillips
  • Mei Saraswati
  • Stelarc
  • Katie West
  • Date & Time

    Saturday 30 July, 7 – 10pm

  • Location

    Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
    Perth Cultural Centre

  • How to attend

    Ensure your place by making an ART1000 or above donation. Donate online now or contact Development Manager Jo Malone at philanthropy@pica.org.au or (08) 9228 6306.

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