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 closed today. Our exhibitions are always free.

Andrew Morrish , Peter Trotman

The Ferrymen

The Ferrymen

Two wild-eyed ferrymen dip their oars into dark swirling currents of imagination. With silver tongues, movements that beguile, and boats that pitch and sway, they blithely promise the impossible. Daring to travel in such company, will you see your way to night’s end?
Andrew Morrish and Peter Trotman first met in 1981 during the dawn of the “improvisational performance” scene in Melbourne, working mostly with Al Wunder in his company Theatre of the Ordinary. Later Peter and Andrew set up a practice together investigating how abstract choreographic ideas could translate to the realm of language, how language could be viewed as dance and dance as language, or not. Out of this practice came such iconic works as The Charlatan’s Web, Avalanche, Grist For The Mill and Of Bliss and Blunder.