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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Objects to Live by: The Art of John Meade

Objects to Live by: The Art of John Meade

Objects to Live By: The Art of John Meade focuses on the practice of one of Australia’s most significant contemporary sculptors. His carefully constructed and often witty sculptural forms begin with a chance encounter with found objects. Meade’s works reference various artistic moments of the twentieth century whilst remaining boldly unconventional. He constantly tests industrial and synthetic materials to experiment with form, but often his works are laboriously hand-crafted. Curated by Zara Stanhope, this exhibition is a dynamic survey of fifteen years of John Meade’s complex practice and documents the evolution of his ideas and working methods through an insightful selection of works dramatically ranging in scale and media.