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.

Gian Manik

Gian Manik

Gian Manik

Gian Manik’s studio project comprises an inextricable mix of performance, sculpture and painting. His body is at the centre of his work. What we see in his studio is the outcome of his experiential and experimental practice.

Artist’s statement: Using my own body as a working, performative device, I occupied this studio variously performing, sculpting and painting. During this time the studio became a performative arena. My body was simultaneously a measure, medium, working tool and object. Working from the centre of the studio space I used my body to transcend and span traditional divisions between artist, artwork, space and time.