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.

We are closed today. Our exhibitions are always free.

Brendan van Hek

Brendan van Hek | City Building

Brendan van Hek | City Building

City Building uses Brendan Van Hek’s research on the history and events that have shaped and formed Perth to devise possibilities for the way the city might have been if events had taken a different course. By re-arranging and altering the information collected, van Hek produces fictitious outcomes that question and offer possibilities for the way we look at cities. These are the forms the city could have taken if, for one reason or another, it had not become what we see today. In every age someone, looking at Fedora as it was, imagined a way of making it the ideal city, but while he constructed his miniature model, Fedora was already no longer the same as before… (I.Calvino, Invisible Cities, 1997)