Join the PCC as we welcome and celebrate the opening of PICA’s summer exhibitions presented in association with the Perth Festival.
The gathering brings together the voices of First Nations artists from Australia, Māori artists from Aotearoa New Zealand, and Australian South Sea Islander artists. Curated by Glenn Iseger-Pilkington, the gathering is an invitation for audiences to reconsider histories, our new realities and our shared humanity, at a time when the world is united in so many ways, but increasingly divided by others.
SONGS from Patrick William Carter is an evocative survey of Noongar artist and performer Patrick Carter’s artistic practice, tracking explorations in narrative, gesture and dance and the development of significant collaborations with filmmakers and musicians.
The opening celebrations will feature Cassie Lynch’s reflections upon our recent experiences, along with readings from Nyoongar poets Cyndy Moody and Daniel Hansen, who worked alongside Community Arts Network on the poetry initiative A Banksia is Lit.
Audiences are invited to participate in the creation of Dean Cross’ newly commissioned installation work Ngarra, 2020, by bringing floral offerings to place in the gallery, as an act of communal reflection.
The exhibition space will be cleansed and works of art will be welcomed into the space through a smoking ceremony conducted by Whadjuk Nyoongar custodian, Vaughn Josh McGuire who will also welcome guests to Whadjuk Nyoongar Country.
FREE but please note that registration is essential, due to current restrictions PICA has a limited capacity.