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.

Dr Drew Pettifer

Drew Pettifer (VIC)

Drew Pettifer (VIC)
Dr Drew Pettifer is an artist and academic who currently lectures in Art History and Theory and the Honours Program at RMIT University. Pettifer’s art practice explores themes of intimacy, gender, sexuality and the politics of desire using photography, video, installation and performance.
During this residency supported by North Metropolitan TAFE, Pettifer will continue research on a photographic and archival art project that explores the events around the shipwreck of the Dutch East India Company’s Zeewijk off the coast of Geraldton in 1727, which saw two young Dutch men aged 18 and 23 sentenced to death for sodomy in one of the first judicial acts on Australian soil.