Monday, 24 August 2015

Galleries in Perth | PICA Salon Epic Narratives

Left to right: Jacobus Capone, Clarke Peake

Left to right: Penny Coss, Gosia Wlodarczak, Zoe Kirkwood, Gosia Wlodarczak
In the midst of life I often forget that Perth surprisingly has a great selection of galleries, exhibition and artists. I think we can all agree that Perth has a somewhat 'boring and devoid of culture' image, and although I feel this is partly true, Perth really is growing (slowly), all you have to do is look out for it. About two weeks ago I went to the Epic Narratives exhibition (now closed) at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA). It was part of PICA Salon and it showcased contemporary works from nineteen different Australian artists. All works were unique on their own but really complemented the overall exhibit due to curatorial decisions from Leigh Robb and Nadia Johnson. I love the PICA building, it's so simple and open, and the artwork placement and lighting really created a calm and engaging atmosphere. Another bonus was that it was free of charge. Here are a few photos.

Clare Peake



Vanessa Russ

Hossein Valamanesh

Jacobus Capone