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.

Carmen Argote , Jack Ball, Kevin Ballantine , Emma Buswell , George Egerton-Warburton , Teelah George , Cass Lynch , Laure Provost, Mei Swan Lim, Martine Syms , Ed Ruscha , Lisa Uhl , Brendan Van Hek , Sterling Wells

PICA Salon Vernissage 2021

PICA Salon Vernissage 2021
Salon Vernissage is Perth’s signature art event.
The flagship event for PICA’s award-winning donor program, the annual Salon Vernissage celebrates contemporary art, music, food, drink and fashion in a uniquely PICA way.
In 2021 the Vernissage will launch Love in Bright Landscapes – a curatorial case study of Perth and Los Angeles, told through the work of artists living, working, hailing from, or passing through the two west coast cities. Many works will be for sale on the night, offering the opportunity to begin or grow your art collection, and in keeping with PICA’s commitment to supporting artists in as many ways we can, all sale proceeds will return directly to the artists.
View the PICA Salon Vernissage 2021 catalogue of works for sale

This exclusive and much anticipated celebration has developed a reputation as Perth’s signature art event, with highly sought-after tickets only available to 200 of PICA’s closest supporters. We’ll be bringing a taste of LA and a touch of glamour to PICA for one night only, and you can join the party. This is your invitation to dress up, drink up and eat up, all while growing your network, your art collection and your impact.

To secure your place at this year’s event, become an ART1000 Donor now. You can make an upfront contribution, or for less than an initial $50 you can party now and pay later by spreading your payment into fortnightly or monthly instalments over the year ahead. Your ART1000 contribution will cover two tickets to PICA Salon Vernissage.
To learn more about attending Salon Vernissage 2021 and how your support as an ART1000 Donor will make a tangible difference to the lives and careers of artists, contact Philanthropy Manager, Rebecca Kais on or call (08) 9228 6306.


Annika Kristensen is Senior Curator at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), where she has curated recent exhibitions including Haroon Mirza: The Construction of an Act (2019); The Theatre is Lying (with Max Delany, 2018-19); Eva Rothschild: Kosmos (with Max Delany, 2018); Unfinished Business: Perspectives on art and feminism (with Paola Balla, Max Delany, Julie Ewington, Vikki McInnes and Elvis Richardson, 2017–18); Greater Together (2017); Claire Lambe: Mother Holding Something Horrific (with Max Delany, 2017) and NEW16 (2016).
Previously the Exhibition and Project Coordinator for the 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014) and the inaugural Nick Waterlow OAM Curatorial Fellow for the 18th Biennale of Sydney (2012), Annika has also held positions at Frieze Art Fair, Artangel, Film and Video Umbrella, London; and The West Australian newspaper, Perth. Annika was a participant in the 2013 Gertrude Contemporary and Art & Australia Emerging Writers Program and the recipient of an Asialink Arts Residency to Tokyo in 2014. She holds a MSc in Art History, Theory and Display from the University of Edinburgh and a BA in Arts/Communications from the University of Western Australia.