PICA Salon Vernissage

Saturday 31 October 2020

Salon Vernissage is Perth’s signature art event.

It’s a Gala like no other – a unique celebration of contemporary art, music, food, drink and fashion. Held annually as way to thank and acknowledge PICA’s vital supporters, the Salon Vernissage always evokes a sense of wonder and surprise, while offering opportunities for guests to either begin or grow their art collections.

This year’s Vernissage will launch Refracted Reality, a specially curated exhibition by Guest Curator Anna Louise Richardson featuring the hand-picked work of ten compelling artists. All works will be for sale on the night, with all sale proceeds returning directly to the artists.

Using the window as a motif and metaphor, Anna has selected works from a variety of mediums, including painting, photography, video and sculpture, that embody the urban domestic, digital landscapes, imaginary gardens, introspective interiors and sublime environments.

Salon Vernissage 2020 will also open the window on PICA’s 2021 program, offering guests a glimpse into the exciting spectrum of contemporary arts experiences planned for next year.

This will be an event like no other, for a time like no other – an ideal opportunity to dust off your finery, mingle with like-minds, buy art from PICA’s specially curated selection, and support artists when they need it most.

View the PICA Salon Vernissage 2020 Catalogue of Works for Sale

All PICA donors ART1000 and above are invited. Please note that due to COVID-19 safety measures places will be limited so please donate now to secure your tickets.

To learn more about supporting PICA and attending Salon Vernissage 2020, contact Philanthropy Manager Rebecca Kais on philanthropy@pica.org.au or (08) 9228 6306.

  • Artists
  • Hoda Afshar
  • Bruno Booth
  • Helen Britton
  • Max Pam
  • Karrabing Film Collective
  • Bruce and Nicole Slatter
  • Valerie Sparks
  • Angela Tiatia
  • James Walker
  • Ian Williams

    Anna Louise Richardson is an interdisciplinary curator and artist based in Western Australia. Living and working on a cattle farm south of Perth, she contracts as an independent curator working with Australian art institutions, festivals and organisations. Richardson’s curatorial practice focuses on issues of regional and marginal identity as well as intergenerational communication. She is particularly interested in art practices concerned with place making, the archive and identity politics and is committed to working with different communities within the Australian social landscape to provide platforms and acknowledgment of diverse voices and experiences.


    PICA Ground Floor Galleries


    Saturday 31 October


    Tickets are only available to PICA supporters, please contact PICA’s Philanthropy Manager, Rebecca Kais at philanthropy@pica.org.au for more details.

  • 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.