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 galleries are open today 12–5pm. Our exhibitions are always free.

Brendan van Hek

Brendan van Hek

Brendan van Hek

Is truth eternal or is it just a product of its circumstance and a moment in time? Nationally recognised WA artist Brendan van Hek brings great American poet Emily Dickinson together with inventor of the lie detector (polygraph) William Moulton Marstan and his comic-book character Wonder Woman in a major new installation. A Certain Slant of Light is a meditation on the complexities and instability of ‘truth’. Consisting of a constellation of neon light works where the innate nature of the materials – gas and light – evoke senses of intangibility, impermanence and transformation, A Certain Slant of Light touches upon the uniqueness of every individual’s experience of the world.