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.

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Hatched 2008

Hatched 2008

PICA’s annual HATCHED National Graduate Show is the most prestigious and comprehensive survey of new emerging artists in Australia today.

Showcasing some of the country’s finest graduates HATCHED 08 presents us with a startling array of art spanning painting, print making, ceramics, sculpture, installation, textiles, animation, photography and video. Created by a brand new crop of Australian talent and loaded with ideas, the works in this year’s show engage notions of memory, perception, the environment, politics, isolation, everyday life and the body.

The only exhibition of its kind in Australia, HATCHED has been presented by the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts for the last 17 years. During this time it has not only delighted, challenged and surprised audiences, but also provided a unique and important opportunity for recent graduates from the nation’s leading art schools to exhibit their work together as outstanding peers from around Australia.