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.

We are open today from 10am to 5pm. Our exhibitions are always free.

Tess McNamara

Tess McNamara | A little sense of it all

Tess McNamara | A little sense of it all

‘If you believed that life was black and white it would be easy. You would be born, go to school, get a job, get married, have your own kids and then finally die. But life has a habit of surprising us. And we have a habit of straying from the simplest of plans. The diorama represents one person’s desire to make a little sense of it all. You have heaven and hell… good and bad… what is desired and what is feared’. McNamara intends to utilise the simple diorama as a tool of visual exploration to create a lavish explanation of the inexplicable.