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.

Imprints of Culture and Country

Clay Craft and Self-Guided Mural Walking Tour

Clay Craft and Self-Guided Mural Walking Tour

Engage your senses these school holidays through clay crafts and a walking tour of murals by Whadjuk Noongar artist J.D. Penangke in celebration of NAIDOC Week. The 2024 theme ‘Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud’ celebrates the vitality and endurance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. 

Go on a journey of discovery about Culture and Country through free family art activities exploring the ecology of places around Boorloo (Perth).  

Starting at PICA, you can make clay imprints with stamps designed by J.D. Penangke, featuring the plants and animals of Yandilup – the Noongar name of the low-lying wetlands area where PICA is located and the title of her colourful mural at PICA’s western entrance. 

From there, you can take a self-guided walking tour of the artist’s public art around the Perth CBD, learning about Country and Language as you go. 

Please note the PICA Hub is open Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm

Registrations are encouraged



About the Artists

J.D. Penangke is a Whadjuk, Balladong, Arrernte woman from Boorloo. A contemporary practitioner of traditional culture, she is passionate about making change through art and uses her practice to celebrate Aboriginal people’s millennia-long connection to Country. Much of her work focuses on the wetlands and the cultural and environmental implications of losing native habitats. J.D. Penangke is Jade Dolman’s pseudonym – made from her initials and Penangke, her skin name inherited from her father. 


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