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Jen Jamieson, This Is Not Personal 2020. Daniel Grant

Jen Jamieson, This Is Not Personal 2020. Daniel Grant

Penrhos & Wesley School and tour, 2019. Photo, Daniel James Grant

Penrhos & Wesley School and tour, 2019. Photo, Daniel James Grant

05 Summer Exhibitions Opening 2021. Image by Cole Baxter

Summer Exhibitions Opening 2021. Image by Cole Baxter

Tina Havelock Stevens, Thunderhead,opening event.Photo, Daniel James Grant

Tina Havelock Stevens, Thunderhead, opening event.Photo, Daniel James Grant

As a not-for-profit community asset, PICA belongs to all Western Australians as a source of inspiration, a gathering place, and an incubator for the art and ideas of today. 

We believe that contemporary artists are the trailblazers, innovators and changemakers that give us a glimpse of what is possible. So we work hard to make contemporary arts experiences accessible and engaging to diverse communities, while championing radical new art practices and embracing challenging subject matter that fosters awareness and understanding.

To do all of this, we need the support of individuals like you who share our values, our sense of adventure, and our desire to create career-defining moments for artists and life-enhancing experiences for audiences.

When you donate to PICA you are putting your love of art and artists, and your belief in their positive impact on people and communities, into action. Becoming a PICA Donor is a simple yet powerful way to express your love of contemporary art and keep PICA free for everyone.

Put your feelings into action and help us redefine how contemporary arts are created, supported, experienced and valued. Gifts of every size make a difference and any amount over $2 is tax-deductible. 

Donor Program

Under $1,000

Instant Philanthropy

Put simply, philanthropy means “love of humanity”. If you believe art benefits us all and should be freely available to everyone, give what you can and become an Instant Philanthropist.

Every dollar makes a difference and any amount over $2 is tax deductable.

Donors who give $200 or more are acknowledged on the PICA website and receive invitations to select supporter events.

Over $1,000

Annual Giving

Join PICA’s award winning annual giving program as an ART1000 Donor ($1,250), Art Ambassador ($2,500), or Director’s Circle Donor ($5,500). Direct your donation to one of our vital program areas, see the outcomes of your support at exclusive events and be kept up to date on your impact.

  • Making – Give artists the time and space to make work, develop their practice, and prepare for future presentations
  • Seeing – Give artists the platform to showcase their work and audiences the opportunity to see leading contemporary art, right here in Perth
  • Being – Give artists and audiences of all ages and abilities the skills and resources to be their best creative selves

Over $10,000

Commissioning Fund

Multi-year investments in our Commissioning Fund enable us to commit to long-range engagement with artists, and nurture them every step of the way – from first concept to final presentation.

Through this critical support, artists are able to take the next big leap in their practice and bring their most ambitious ideas to life.

Art Commissioners donate $10,000 or more per year over three years and closely follow their supported projects, forming personal connections with commissioned artists. For further information or to pledge your support, please contact our Philanthropy Manager a philanthropy@pica.org.au or on (08) 9228 6306.

Salon

PICA Salon Vernissage is a Gala like no other – a unique celebration of contemporary art, music, food, drink and fashion. Held annually since 2009 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 exclusive and much anticipated celebration has developed a reputation for being one of the most sophisticated events on the Perth arts calendar, with highly sought-after tickets only available to ART1000 Donors and above.

The annual PICA Salon is a contemporary reworking of the traditional Salon, the official exhibition of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris that showed the works of the preeminent painters of the day. Vernissage is the French term for “varnishing”, and while it originally derived from the habit of artists vanishing their paintings the day before an exhibition opening, it has come to signify the private preview before an exhibition opens to the public. Works are for sale on the night of PICA Salon Vernissage, with the majority of sale proceeds returning directly to the artists and a portion benefiting the ongoing work of PICA.

Current Donors

Bequests

  • Griselda Hitchcock, Estate of Shelagh Wakely, artist
  • Dr. Harold Schenberg

Foundations

  • Bux Charitable Foundation
  • Minderoo Foundation
  • The Tony and Gwenyth Lennon Charitable Foundation
  • Ungar Family Foundation

Art Commissioners

  • Marco D’Orsogna and Terry Scott
  • Theo and Sia Kailis
  • Darryl Mack and Helen Taylor Mack
  • David and Jenny Martin
  • Ungar Family Foundation

Director’s Circle

  • Mark Clapham and Dr. Andrew Mulcahy
  • Frédéric and Capucine Flipo
  • Sheffield Property
  • Dr. Thomas R. Simpson
  • Wesfarmers

Art Ambassadors

  • Zelinda Bafile
  • Bux Charitable Foundation
  • Desi and Marcus Canning AM
  • Dane Etheridge and Brooke Fowles
  • Robyn Glindemann
  • Warwick Hemsley AO
  • Stefan Hetzel
  • Zoé Lenard and Hamish Milne
  • Jody Lennon and Victoria Henderson
  • Allan Miles and Steven Shadwell
  • Helen Nicholas
  • Plastic Sandwich
  • Véronique Ramén
  • Mariana Eleni Simeon
  • Patti Simpson and Michael Bennett
  • Rob and Lola Wilson
  • Anonymous x1

Art1000

  • Amy’s Friends
  • Neil Archibald and Alan R. Dodge AM
  • Amy Barrett-Lennard and Michael Levine
  • Sandra Barrett-Lennard
  • James Brown and Kim Mercer
  • Naomi Button
  • Georgia Carter
  • Susanna Castleden
  • Tony Chong
  • Mark Coughlan
  • Abigail Davies
  • Marisa D’Orsogna
  • Penelope Eagle
  • Joanne Farrell
  • Don Fini
  • Kelly Fliedner
  • Elizabeth Fong
  • Franklin Gaffney
  • Minali Gamage
  • James Gorey
  • Gillian and Stewart Johnson
  • Annabel and Matt Keogh
  • Kathleen Kusinski
  • Dr Andrew Lu AM and Dr Geoffrey Lancaster AM
  • Hilary Macdonald
  • Michael and Jo Malone OAM
  • Justin and Amanda Mannolini
  • Rebecca and Gary O’Brien
  • Willy and Mimi Packer
  • Kate Parker
  • Jamie Price and Gillian Gallagher
  • Richard Prunster
  • Sally Richardson
  • Linda and Andy Robb
  • Brad and Libby Ross
  • Bruno Santarelli and Robert van Dieren
  • Kristin Schultz and Mark Parfitt
  • Hermionë Scott and John Clark
  • Ian Smyth
  • Sign Supermarket
  • Richard Stone
  • Sutherland Crisp
  • sweet pea
  • Phil Thick and Paula Rogers
  • Ken and Gemma Wyatt
  • Melvin Yeo and Brigette Sheen
  • Anonymous x1

Donors $200+

  • Mark Beyer
  • Henry Boston
  • Fiona de Garis
  • Chris and Juliet Johnson
  • Rebecca Kais
  • Vincenzo and Sally Savini
  • Alberto Tassone
  • Ian Yull

Patrons

Donors who have given over $10,000 to PICA since the inception of our Donor Program in 2009 are acknowledged as Patrons. Long term support make the biggest impact. Thank you to those who enable our ongoing work.

  • Neil Archibald and Alan R. Dodge AM
  • Zelinda Bafile
  • Amy Barrett-Lennard and Michael Levine
  • Sandra Barrett-Lennard
  • Liza and Michael Blakiston
  • Tim Bradsmith
  • Bux Charitable Foundation
  • Desi and Marcus Canning AM
  • Tony Chong
  • Marco D’Orsogna and Terry Scott
  • Dane Etheridge and Brooke Fowles
  • Joanne Farrell
  • Adrian and Michela Fini
  • Frédéric and Capucine Flipo
  • Elizabeth Fong
  • Franklin Gaffney
  • Robyn Glindemann
  • Golden Group
  • Di and Jeff Hay
  • Griselda Hitchcock
  • Matthew Howison
  • Theo and Sia Kailis
  • William Kentridge
  • Waldemar Kolbusz
  • Michael and Jo Malone OAM
  • Zoé Lenard and Hamish Milne
  • Darryl Mack and Helen Taylor Mack
  • David and Jenny Martin
  • Allan Miles and Steven Shadwell
  • Charles Morgan and Caroline De Mori
  • Fred and Georgina Nagle
  • Ben and Kate Opie
  • Jamie Price and Gillian Gallagher
  • Véronique Ramén
  • Patti Simpson and Michael Bennett
  • Dr. Thomas R. Simpson
  • Ungar Family Foundation
  • Wesfarmers
  • Rob and Lola Wilson

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