1 July, 2017

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 philanthropy@pica.org.au with any queries you may have about our donor program and the PICA Salon Vernissage.

  • Artists
    Waringarri Arts, Kununurra
    Alan Griffiths
    Peggy Griffiths
    Peter Newry
    Mignonette Jamin

    Yamatji Arts, Geraldton
    Charmaine Green

    Mangkaja Arts, Fitzroy Crossing
    Mervyn Street
    John Prince Siddon

    Nyoongar artists
    Sharyn Egan

    Warmun Arts, Turkey Creek
    Freddie Timms (1945 – 2017)
    Rammey Ramsey
    Kathy Ramsey
    Gabriel Nodea
    Shirley Purdie
    Rusty Peters
    Lindsay Malay
    Patrick Mung Mung

    Warlayirti Artists, Balgo Hills
    Jimmy Tchooga
    Jeanie Daniels
    Larry Gundora

    Warakurna Arts, Warakurna
    Eunice Porter
    Manupa Butler
    Judith Yinyika Chambers
    Erica Shorty Ikungka
    Nola Campbell Yurnangurnu
    Carol Maanyatja Golding
    Nancy Nyanyarna Jackson

  • Presented by

    PICA in partnership with Aboriginal Art Centre Hub WA

  • Date & Time

    Saturday 1 July

  • Location

    Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

  • 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.

  • PICA's Donor Programs

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