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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Our foyer is open today 10am–5pm . Our exhibitions are always free.

Tina Havelock Stevens


Presented in association with Perth Festival
Sydney-based Tina Havelock Stevens has emerged as a leading figure in contemporary Australian video and performance. Her background as a documentary filmmaker and drummer from the post-punk music scene has a direct influence on her practice where she works predominantly in video, music, sound, experimental documentary and performance.
Havelock Stevens’ moving image works reference the ambiguous and contradictory aspects of human nature, she locates spaces where portraiture, autobiography and the restlessness of humanity reside. Depicting landscapes and dwelling on sites that are often empty or abandoned, her sensibilities as a film-maker and a musician create suspended moments that speak of survival and fragility and draw connections between environmental and emotional spaces. This exhibition offers a series of video works accompanied by improvised sound scores – sometimes recorded, sometimes performed live. Visceral and immersive, her installations act as a channel for emotions and histories that reside in built and natural landscapes.
Opening Event
5pm – 7.30pm, Saturday 8 February 2020

Join us for a special early evening opening event to launch our summer exhibitions, featuring Tina Havelock Stevens in conversation with writer and broadcaster Lauren Carroll Harris (The Guardian, Radio National) at 5pm.

Tina Havelock Stevens is the winner of the prestigious 65th Blake Prize (2018) and the 55th Fisher Ghost Prize (2017).
She took part in The National 2019 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney with her major dual channel work The Rapids, curated Artbar at the MCA (2018), performed on a full drum-kit underwater for Submerge, MONA FOMA (2013) and performed a live score of the large-scale presentation of her work THUNDERHEAD at DARK MOFO and Liveworks, Performance Space (2016).
Havelock Stevens was the drummer with bands; Plug Uglies, Crow, The Titanics and formed the instrumental post rock outfit The Mumps with Liberty Kerr. Havelock Stevens continues to work with collaborators such as Chicks on Speed, composers Cat Hope and long time collaborator Liberty Kerr.