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.

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Making Time

Making Time

Remember the days of home made jam and pickles? Do these traditions stand for more than they appear? Is it important to ‘preserve’ such techniques for communities with a future?
Interdisciplinary art collective Makeshift invites you to participate in a food laboratory with a difference. Tessa & Karl are hosting a series of ‘how to’ workshops to bottle, preserve and pickle a variety of native or backyard surplus foods. In exchange for your recipes, preservation know-how and surplus produce, the artists will offer introductory micro-seminars on selected ideas behind their practice.
The project seeks to generate agency in relation to food security and non-institutional learning, investigating how food preservation techniques may be themselves preserved and deployed in an impending age of unsettlement and urban adaptation.