At PICA we recognise that we are situated within the unceded lands of the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation. We pay our respects and offer our gratitude to Elders past and present, and to those emerging leaders in the community. We acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the importance of their care and continued connection to culture, community and Country.

Always was, always will be.

Our foyer is open today 10am–5pm. Our exhibitions are always free.

A Flying Start

A Flying Start

Panel Discussion

Writing effective exhibition proposals can be necessary for a professional arts practice, but selling yourself and describing your work to others can be a big challenge. Join industry peers and professionals for a discussion on pitching ideas, securing exhibitions and opportunities for showcasing your practice.
Panel chaired by Eugenio Viola
Eugenio Viola | Senior Curator, PICA
Mikala Tai | Director, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art & Hatched Judge
Ingrid Kellenbach | Executive Director, Adelaide Central School of Art
Jenn Garland | Gallery Projects Manager, Paper Mountain
Helen Turner | Director, Turner Galleries
Covering proposal applications and assessment processes, this panel discussion will draw from experiences in assessing submissions alongside illustrated examples and insights into common pitfalls. An audience Q&A will follow.

Artists Labs

Get hands on experience pitching ideas for your proposals and receive some handy tips and tricks along the way. Bring along your proposal to fine-tune with the assistance of peers and presenters. This is a great opportunity for emerging artists to gain a strong understanding of the proposal writing process
Lab One: Public Display
This Artist Lab is designed to help with the planning and writing of project proposals, artist call outs and EOIs that fall outside of the gallery space: festivals, temporary and ephemeral art and community projects. Tips on writing application specific artist statements and project descriptions will be discussed as well as ways to best represent your work through documentation and file organisation.

Writing proposals for public space with Dr Perdita Philips and Loren Kronemyer.
Lab Two: Pitch Perfect
Learn specific strategies for writing strong exhibition applications. This Artist Lab will discuss the selection process and ways to optimise your chances by tailoring applications to suit the gallery space you are applying for.
Writing and exhibition proposal with Mollie Hewitt and Penny Coss.