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                                                                                                                     PICA / ANNUAL REPORT 2011

 “I just can’t get
enough of PICA”      CONTENTS

     Visitor Quote

                                                                                 4                                          Vision & Values
                                                                                 5                                       Snapshot of 2011
                                                                                 8                                        Director’s Report
                                                                                 12                                   Chairperson’s Report
                                                                                 16                                        Artistic Program
                                                                                 32                                               PICA Press
                                                                                 34                                  Creative Development
                                                                                 36                         Audience Development Programs
                                                                                 42                                               Education
                                                                                 46                                   Financial Statements
                                                                                 68	                                        Board	and	Staff
                                                                                 70                                    Acknowledgements

                      Left: Nadegata Instant Party, Yellow Cake Street (Tasting Night), 2011. Courtesy of
                      the artists. Photo: Daisuke Yamashiro
                      Cover: Brook Andrew, The Cell, 2010. Courtesy the artist and Sherman
                      Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney. Photo: Paul Green
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                                                                                                 SNAPSHOT OF 2011

                                                                                                 KEy stAtIstICs

                                                                                                 Programs                                          Attendance
                                                                                                 Exhibitions                             12        Exhibitions                       229,585
                                                                                                 Performances                            15        Performances                        3,618
                                                                                                 Residencies / Creative Developments     11        Education & Public Programs         5,118

                                                                                                 Public & Adult Learning Programs        19
                                                                                                 Schools Education Programs             115

         For PICA to be recognised locally,                                                      Publications                             6

   nationally and internationally for its role in                                                TOTAL PROgRAMS                         178        TOTAL ATTENDEES                 238,321

fostering excellence in, and engagement with, the
    full range of contemporary arts practices.
                                                                                                 A bIt About our 2011 AudIEnCEs:

                                                                                                 THEY SAw PICA                      THEY ENjOYED                 THEY wERE FROM
         In its work and relationships                                                           AS A MA jOR                        THEIR                        DIVERSE CULTURAL
    PICA strives to be innovative, accessible,                                                   DESTINATION                        ExPERIENCE                   bACkgROUNDS
      professional, ethical and supportive
                                                                                                 35% Cited PiCA As their            99% rAted their visit        27% sPoke A l AnguAge
                                                                                                 mAin reAson for                    to PiCA As sAtisf ying       other thAn english
                                                                                                 visiting the Cit y                 or very sAtisf ying          At home
                                                                                                 thAt dAy
                                                                                                                                    thEy wErE tourIsts           thEy wErE younG
                                                                                                 thEy wErE nEw                      sEEKInG CulturAl             68% were Aged
                                                                                                 41% visited PiCA                   ExPErIEnCEs                  bet ween 19 And 44
                                                                                                 for the first time                 13% were interstAte
                                                                                                                                    tourists while 15% were
                                                                                                                                    visiting from overseAs

                                                                                                      “Great people, great art”
                               Taro Izumi, Brave Yawn, 2011. Exhibition view, PICA, 2011.
                                                                                                                                       Visitor Quote
                                               Courtesy the artist. Photo: Jaime Pacena II

                                                                                                                                          “unique, unlike other
     REVENUE SNAPSHOT                                                                                                                     museums and galleries”
     rEvEnuE ComPArIson 2006 – 2011                                                                                                               Visitor Quote


                                        Earned Income
          $1,600,000                    Sponsorship/Donations                                                    10%
                                        Other Grants
          $1,400,000                    Core Grants
                                                                                             15%                 19%

                                                        16%                                   9%

                                            22%                         19%                                      16%
          $1,000,000                                                                         13%



                                                                        59%                  63%                 55%
                                 87%        72%         69%


                                 2006       2007        2008            2009                2010                 2011

                                                          Right: Hatched National Graduate Show, 2011. Exhibition view, PICA, 2011.
                                                                                                             Photo: Toni Wilkinson

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2011 was a year in which PICA continued                   performance and which included a new work
to stake its place as one of the most                     specially created for our double-volumed central
innovative and forward thinking arts                      gallery, breathtakingly performed by a rope
organisations in the country.                             aerialist and local cheerleading group, the
                                                          Perth Angels.
A dynamic program of high quality and engaging
contemporary arts projects across a realm of              Emerging artists from around Australia and
visual, performing, hybrid and digital practices          beyond our shores continued to be nurtured
saw PICA, once again, enjoy extraordinarily high          through our studio program and the ever-fresh
attendances while offering significant career             Hatched National Graduate Show. The awarding
development opportunities for artists. Over               of the $35,000 Dr. Harold Schenberg Art Prize to
238,000 people engaged with PICA’s programs               2011 Hatched artist Chloe Hughes has already
throughout the year, both within and beyond               acted as a career forming catalyst for this

                                                                                                                 “Amazing. never
its walls.                                                talented young practitioner.

Significant international projects were definitely        Although less expansive than previous years due
some of the highlights of the 2011 artistic               to reduced staffing levels, the performance

                                                                                                                seen an exhibition
program. These included a major solo exhibition           component of PICA’s 2011 program was no less
by acclaimed Irish artist John Gerrard, his first in      outstanding. This was made possible by clever use
Australia, and Alternating Currents – Japanese Art        of a variety of spaces as well as new and existing

                                                                                                                     like it.”
after March 2011, a mammoth project developed             partnerships. Highlights included Jonathan
in partnership with the Japan Foundation, that            Buckel’s fuse, presented in partnership with Strut
saw PICA’s entire building and surrounds be               Dance; My Darling Patricia’s Africa presented in
transformed by six commissioned works, many               partnership with Mobile States and the Perth
of which engaged with the community in new                Theatre Company at the new State Theatre Centre
and astounding ways.                                      and the three concert series by Decibel New Music           Visitor Quote
                                                          Ensemble, a highly successful program of new
                                                          music presented in our central galleries. Team
“PICA once again enjoyed                                  Mess’ This is It, an original and quirky work by an
                                                          emerging Sydney based company was one of the
 extraordinarily high                                     last projects to receive support through our ARCH
 attendances while offering                               and BITE programs. Others supported through

 significant career development                           this program in 2011 included James Berlyn,
                                                          Hold Your Horses and Side Pony Productions.
 opportunities for artists.”                              In 2011, PICA began to work with schools to trial
                                                          a three-year pilot program that uses contemporary
Brook Andrew’s The Cell, a giant inflatable               art as a medium through which to educate for
structure that invited audience members to enter          innovation. In the first year of this ground-
its highly patterned interior, inspired by the artist’s   breaking new program, titled Spark_Lab, PICA
own Wiradjuri heritage, was a definite highpoint          engaged with approximately 3,000 students
in the year’s program as were two new solo                from more than 30 WA schools. The program
exhibitions by WA artists Alex Spremberg and              allowed students and their teachers to directly
Tarryn Gill & Pilar Mata Dupont. The latter being         engage with professional artists and the latest
a ten year survey of an extraordinary collaborative       in contemporary arts practices (including those
practice encompassing photography, video and              in dance, theatre, music, visual arts and new

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                                                                                                                     media). A fitting start to the program was           The plan was submitted to our State and Fed-
                                                                                                                     Educating for Innovation, a seminar that examined    eral government funding bodies mid-way
                                                                                                                     how contemporary arts-led programs build             through the year and we were pleased to hear
                                                                                                                     innovation capacity in children and young people     that not only was our funding secure for another
                                                                                                                     and which featured keynote speaker Anna Cutler,      four years but that we would a receive a small
                                                                                                                     Director of Learning at the TATE.                    annual increase from the Australia Council’s
                                                                                                                                                                          Visual Arts Board. We were humbled to learn
                                                                                                                     The Spark_Lab pilot program has largely been
                                                                                                                                                                          that we were one of only four organisations
                                                                                                                     made possible by the support of its principal
                                                                                                                                                                          nationally to do so.
                                                                                                                     partner Rio Tinto. This generous support and
                                                                                                                     that of our many other valued corporate partners     2011 was undoubtedly a year in which our
                                                                                                                     and private donors has seen our income from          hard work over the past few years was duly
                                                                                                                     sponsorship and donations increase by 160%           recognised, something that has buoyed the
                                                                                                                     from the previous year and grow to represent         PICA team during a time in which some
                                                                                                                     19% of our total annual revenue.                     programming and staffing restrictions have
                                                                                                                                                                          been necessary. The extraordinarily dedicated
                                                                                                                     This exponential growth in private sector support,
                                                                                                                                                                          and talented PICA staff have not only delivered
                                                                                                                     over 470% over four years, together with an
                                                                                                                                                                          a year of defining moments, they have also
                                                                                                                     innovative, layered and personal approach to
                                                                                                                                                                          contributed to a plan that will ensure that there
                                                                                                                     fundraising earned PICA the prestigious honour
                                                                                                                                                                          will be many more of these in years to come.
                                                                                                                     of taking out the 2011 AbaF National Giving
                                                                                                                     Award – a reward shared proudly with our             Our permanent staff members, the army of casual
                                                                                                                     generous and enthusiastic supporters.                installation, invigilation, front of house, technical
                                                                                                                                                                          and bar staff and our generous and dedicated
                                                                                                                                                                          volunteers deserve to be heartily congratulated.
                                                                                                                     “our key objective… is to create                     I would finally like to thank the PICA Board for
                                                                                                                      defining moments for artists,                       guiding the organisation through another year

                                                                                                                      art forms and audiences”
                                                                                                                                                                          of amazing achievements and participating so
                                                                                                                                                                          enthusiastically with the development of the new
                                                                                                                                                                          business plan. They have given most generously
                                                                                                                     The development of a new three-year business         of their time and expertise and have been united
                                                                                                                     plan was one of the organisation’s major tasks       in their commitment to ensuring that PICA
                                                                                                                     in 2011. This was undertaken with excellent          flourishes for many years to come.
                                                                                                                     guidance from, and facilitation by, Morris
                                                                                                                     Hargreaves McIntyre, a UK based company that
                                                                                                                     took us part of the way through an eighteen                  Amy Barrett-Lennard
                                                                                                                     month strategic change management program                    Director
                                                                                                                     called Move on Up. The development of a new
                                                                                                                     business plan allowed us to focus on what was
                                                                                                                     most important for PICA and to streamline our
                                                                                                                     thinking and communications around our key
                                                                                                                     objective – which is to create defining moments
                                                                                                                     for artists, art forms and audiences.

                            Alex Spremberg, Wrong Angles, 2011. Exhibition view, PICA, 2011. Photo: Todd Marsh
                                Previous page: Taro Izumi, Skunk Tunnel (crawling into inner tube hole through
                                barrel into stomach), 2011 (performance still). PICA, 2011. Photo Todd Marsh

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It has been a year of great and unabated             Our warmest acknowledgement is due therefore        PICA Business Plan by our highly valued funding                                          every aspect of PICA’s operation is of a very high
energy at PICA with presentation of an               to our visionary and supportive sponsors and        agencies and the signing of a new tripartite                                             order and encouragement for the future should
exceptional and diverse program,                     donors. Continuing associations with Rio Tinto,     quadrennial agreement with the Australia                                                 be taken from the organisation’s growing and
impressive attendance figures, and                   Gresham Partners and Allens Arthur Robinson         Council and Department for Culture and the                                               appreciative audiences.
new and existing partnerships forged                 make possible extraordinary audience                Arts from 2012 – 2015.
and sustained.                                       development and artist programs, and in 2011
                                                                                                         This reflects well on the entire cohort at PICA
                                                     they were joined by Toyota WA. PICA also                                                                                                             Margaret Moore
PICA is an outstanding contributor to the cultural                                                       and I pay tribute to the Director, Board and each
                                                     received support from International Cultural                                                                                                         Chair
and educational fabric of Western Australia and                                                          and every staff member who has helped make
                                                     Partners – Culture Ireland and Japan Foundation
continues to be recognised and well regarded                                                             PICA thrive in 2011. In a year of stability of Board
                                                     – for which we are grateful. We also extend
for this both nationally and internationally.                                                            membership, special mention must be made of
                                                     gratitude to our donors, some of whom have
                                                                                                         Julie Robson who retired at the close of this
Dedicated Board work continued to underpin the       been members of Art 1000 since its inception
                                                                                                         year. Julie has been a highly professional and
primary objectives of governance, fundraising,       and some who were new to PICA in 2011. We
                                                                                                         innovative contributor whose legacy especially
planning and facility. Sub-committees structured     look forward to sharing more wonderful PICA
                                                                                                         informs aspects of performance and education
in the prior year helped to advance in 2011 a        experiences with a growing donor base. The
                                                                                                         at PICA. The effort and initiative that pervades
review of PICA’s governance, an accommodation        PICA Salon has become a sought after highlight
analysis and channels for fundraising all of which   event for donors and artists alike and once again
require further attention toward completion          proved highly successful in 2011.
and will be ongoing work for the Board. The
Board was active in the development of a new
three year Business Plan, which in part was
informed by its engagement of international
                                                     “PICA’s creative work in
consultants Morris Hargreaves McIntyre in a           fundraising was recognised
strategic change management program titled            and acknowledged on the
Move on Up. This consultation process continues
to refine and reflect PICA’s purpose and help
                                                      national stage when chosen as
balance its ambition and resources while looking      the recipient of the 2011 AbaF
to the future.
                                                      National Giving Award.”
The financial landscape at PICA in 2011 reveals
interesting statistical shifts. Annual income was
                                                     PICA’s creative work in fundraising was
$1,675,773 and expenditure $1,731,541. The
                                                     recognised and acknowledged on the national
year finished with an operating deficit of
                                                     stage when chosen as the recipient of the 2011
$55,768, though with a working capital of
                                                     AbaF National Giving Award. This is a source of
$96,900 and total equity of $312,460. The
                                                     great pride to all involved and especially so for
deficit being due to programming commitments,
                                                     our supporters and for the management and
agreed to with our funding bodies. There was a
                                                     staff at PICA who have worked so tirelessly and
massive 160% increase in sponsorships and
                                                     resourcefully to grow this. Its achievements in
donations up from $123,764 in the prior year
                                                     a comparatively short timeframe are to be
to $321,232 in 2011, meaning that only 55% of
                                                     applauded and form a secure base for future
PICA’s income was derived from core funding
                                                     growth. So too does the acceptance of the new
compared with 89% in 2005.

                                                                                                             Alex Spremberg, Wrong Angles, 2011. Exhibition view, PICA, 2011. Photo: Todd Marsh
                                                                                                             Following spread: Yukio Fujimoto, Broom (Charcoal), 2011 (details). Exhibition
                                                                                                             view, PICA, 2011. Photo: Jaime Pacena II

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4 – 10 FEbruAry                                  17 FEbruAry – 3 APrIl

Fringeworld Solos                                John Gerrard (Ireland)
PICA Performance Space                           Curator: Leigh Robb
                                                 PICA’s Central Galleries
A series of solo performances presented
by Fringeworld:                                  The exhibition featured meticulously created
                                                 animated video works that depict in chilling
                                                 realism infamous dust storms in Texas and Kansas
When Harry Met Sally
                                                 during the 1930s, 24-hour circumnavigations
Written and performed by Allan Girod
                                                 of a fully automated pig farm in Kansas and the
An entertaining examination of one man’s         relentless movement of a lone oil derrick in
inability to deal with confrontation.            Colorado.
The Event                                        Presented in partnership with the Perth International Arts Festival and with the
                                                 support of Culture Ireland and MCG Technology
Written and Directed by John Clancy
Featuring David Calvitto
A thoughtful and funny existentialist study of
the human condition in all its absurdity.        Roderick Sprigg (WA)
                                                 PICA’s Westend Gallery
The Problem with Evil
Written and performed by Leon Ewing              Dressed in business suit from the waist up and
                                                 reflective mining pants from the waist down,
The end of the world is coming in on time, and
                                                 Sprigg headed into the fertile landscape of
under budget, but there is still so much more
                                                 Leonora, the historic heartland of the Western
that needs to be done.
                                                 Australian Goldfields. This exhibition was made
Grow Up                                          up of the physical sculptural elements he took
Written and performed by Andrea Gibbs            with him on his trip - the cart, his metal detector
Mystified by her inability to grow up,           and backpack hopefully full of gold as well as
Andrea charts her childhood victories and        the new documentary film that will record his
                                                 successes and failures.                                                            28 mArCh
catastrophes to decipher exactly why things
went wrong.                                      A Perth International Arts Festival event                                          A Voice from the Dark Space                                                                 well as Decibel commissions from Adam
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Trainer and Alan Lamb. Also featured in the
                                                                                                                                    Decibel New Music Ensemble (WA) in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                program was Decibel’s arrangement of Ennio
                                                                                                                                    partnership with PICA and Tura New Music
                                                 A Song for the Stonebreakers                                                                                                                                                   Morricone’s The Ballad of Sacco and Vanzetti.
                                                                                                                                    PICA’s Central Gallery
                                                 Sam Doctor (NSW)                                                                                                                                                               Special guest mezzo-soprano, Caitlin Cassidy.
                                                                                                                                    This concert included new works by ensemble
                                                 PICA’s Screenspace
                                                                                                                                    members Lindsay Vickery and Cat Hope, music                                                 This project was assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Council, its funding and advisory body, and the State of Western Australia
                                                 Capturing the working environment of sulphur                                       by Cornelous Cardew and Malcom Riddoch as                                                   through the Department of Culture and the Arts

                                                 miners in Kawah Ijen, Indonesia, Doctor’s
                                                 camera tracks the risky conditions and the
                                                 realities of manual labour in hazardous and
                                                 back-breaking terrain.                                                             ^
                                                                                                                                        Clockwise from top left:
                                                                                                                                        John Gerrard, Lufkin (near Hugo, Colorado), 2009. Courtesy of the artist, Thomas
                                                                                                                                        Dane Gallery, London and Simon Preston, New York; Sam Doctor, Song for the
                                                                                                                                        Stonebreakers, 2010 (video still). Courtesy of the artist; Roderick Sprigg, Study for
                                                                                                                                        Pursuit of Happiness III, 2010-11. Courtesy of the artist; Decibel, A Voice from the
                                                                                                                                        Dark Space, 2011. Performance still, PICA, 2011. Photo: Lisa Businovski

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16 APrIl – 5 JunE

HATCHED 2011: National Graduate Show
All PICA Galleries
Hatched has been the launching pad for the
professional careers of many of the country’s
most successful contemporary artists. The
exhibition, now in its 20th year, has been
exclusively presented by PICA since 1992.

Adelaide Central School of Art (SA)                    The University of Newcastle (NSW)
Chris Thiel                                            Ruth Feeney

The Australian National University (ACT)               College of Fine Arts, The University of
Amy McGregor, Kate Vassallo                            New South Wales (NSW)
                                                       Amy Thornett, Chloe Hughes (2011 Dr Harold
Charles Darwin University (NT)                         Schenberg Art Prize recipient)
Daniela Eugster
                                                       The University of Tasmania (TAS)
Central Institute of Technology (WA)                   Darren Cook, Claire Krouzecky
Stephen Genovese, Rebecca Orchard
                                                       University of Ballarat (VIC)
Curtin University of Technology (WA)                   Kenneth Kronberger
Jacob Ogden Smith
                                                       University of Woolongong (NSW)
Edith Cowan University (WA)                            Boni Cairncross, Teagan Hunter
Bruce Reid, Rohan Sibon
                                                       The University of Melbourne,
Griffith University, Queensland College of Art (QLD)   Victorian College of the Arts (VIC)
Caitlin Halsall, Ryan Presley                          Inez de Vega, Jasmine Fisher, Will Heathcote
Monash University (VIC)                                The University of Sydney,
Johan Oevergaard                                       Sydney College of the Arts (NSW)
                                                       Adam Adelpour, Violette Stehli
RMIT University (VIC)
Emi Fukuda, Lizzie Pogson, Brooke Waldvogel            University of South Australia (SA)
                                                       Jaynie Langford
Southern Cross University (NSW)
Jonathon	Liddell,	Tiffany	Sassafrass,	                 The University of Western Australia (WA
Thomas Savins                                          Michal Wojtowicz, Andrew Wood
TAFE SA, Adelaide College of the Arts (SA)
Courtney Prettejohn

                                                                                                          Hatched National Graduate Show, 2011. Exhibition views, PICA, 2011. Photos: Todd Marsh

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30 APrIl – 4 JunE                                                                    18 JunE – 3 July

Going Places                                                                         PICA Salon 2011
Stephen Genovese (WA)                                                                Neil Aldum, Benjamin Armstrong, Rebecca
PICA’s Westend Gallery                                                               Baumann,	Brian	Blanchflower,	Barbara	
                                                                                     Campbell, Marcus Canning, Thea Costantino,
Live performance featuring battery-operated
                                                                                     Daniel Crooks, Emily Floyd, Marita Fraser, Philip
shoes in the Westend Gallery.
                                                                                     Gamblen, Shaun Gladwell, Jeppe Hein, Bevan
                                                                                     Honey, Shannon Lyons, Brian McKay, John
                                                                                     Meade, Bennett Miller, Stormie Mills, Tom Müller,
4 – 7 mAy
                                                                                     Tony Nathan, Clare Peake, Kate Rohde, Bruce
Africa                                                                               Slatter, Helen Smith, Natascha Stellmach, Jon
                                                                                     Tarry, David Thomson, Brendan Van Hek, Jenny
My Darling Patricia (VIC)
                                                                                     Watson, Joshua Webb and Gosia Wlodarczak
Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre
                                                                                     PICA’s Westend Gallery
Presented by Perth Theatre Company, PICA &
Mobile States. Conceived, designed and created                                       This prestigious annual fundraising event is a
by My Darling Patricia.                                                              specially curated exhibition of works by
                                                                                     esteemed international and Australian artists
Inspired by the true story of three German
                                                                                     who have exhibited at PICA at some stage over
children who set off to elope under the African
                                                                                     the past twenty years.
sun. Broken toys, puppets, and sun-faded
furniture are the props that feed the theatre of
the imagination, in this work for adults told
                                                                                     20 JunE
from a child’s perspective.
Africa was a Malthouse Theatre Commission, produced by Marguerite Pepper Pro-        Pretty Things
ductions and toured by Performing Lines for Mobile States, with the support of the
Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory
body, and through the national performing arts touring program, Playing Australia.
                                                                                     Decibel New Music Ensemble (WA) in
                                                                                     partnership with PICA and Tura New Music
                                                                                     PICA’s Central Gallery
                                                                                     Pretty Things examined instruments not usually
                                                                                     thought of as musical. This concert included
                                                                                     new works by ensemble members Lindsay
                                                                                     Vickery and Cat Hope as well as Chris de Groot,
                                                                                     Thomas Meadowcroft, John Cage, and an
                                                                                     arrangement of Scott Walker’s Benito’s Dream.

                                                                                                                                             Clockwise from top left
                                                                                                                                             My Darling Patricia, Africa, 2011. Photo: Jeff Busby; Narelda Jacobs & Amy Barrett-
                                                                                                                                             Lennard at the PICA Salon, 2011. Photo: Toni Wilkinson; Stephen Genovese, Going
                                                                                                                                             Places, 2010 (detail). Courtesy of the artist; John Meade, Screw Babs, 2010. Courtesy
                                                                                                                                             of the artist and Sutton Gallery. Photo: Andrew Curtis

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                                                                                                                                      9 July – 21 AuGust

                                                                                                                                      The Cell                                                                                Things I’ve Learnt
                                                                                                                                      Brook Andrew (NSW)                                                                      Gabrielle de Vietri (WA)
                                                                                                                                      PICA’s Central Gallery                                                                  Curator: Leigh Robb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              PICA’s Screenspace
                                                                                                                                      An immersive installation, featuring a 12.5m x
                                                                                                                                      6m inflatable rectangle that required the viewer                                        A recent residency in Horsham as part of ART#2,
                                                                                                                                      to wear a specially designed costume, before                                            the Australian Centre of Contemporary Art’s
                                                                                                                                      crawling via a tunnel into a striped cell. Language                                     (ACCA) regional art program, allowed de Vietri
                                                                                                                                      and traditional designs from Andrew’s Wiradjuri                                         to work with a community of youngsters to ask
                                                                                                                                      heritage are combined with contemporary                                                 them for their take on pertinent and enduring
                                                                                                                                      elements such as optical art patterns, pop                                              philosophical questions which were then used
                                                                                                                                      art aesthetics, and the declarative strategies                                          to engage the children in a humorous and
                                                                                                                                      of advertising to create compelling and insightful                                      touching game of chinese whispers outdoors in
                                                                                                                                      pieces. The inflatable cell draws on themes                                             a country field.
                                                                                                                                      concerning cultural identity, colonial experience                                       Things I’ve Learnt was originally commissioned by the Australian Centre for
                                                                                                                                      and consumerism.                                                                        Contemporary Art, Melbourne.

                                                                                                                                      The Cell was commissioned by the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation in asso-
                                                                                                                                      ciation with the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane and with the support of the Nelson
                                                                                                                                      Meers Foundation. Its presentation at PICA was supported by the City of Perth

                                                                                                                                      Li Gang: in the grey scale
                                                                                                                                      Li Gang (China)
                                                                                                                                      Curator: Tony Trembath
                                                                                                                                      PICA’s Westend Gallery
                                                                                                                                      The exhibition presented the evolution of Li
                                                                                                                                      Gang’s photography from random shooting and
                                                                                                                                      loose darkroom techniques to his current use
                                                                                                                                      of extraordinary large-format handmade cameras.
                                                                                                                                      The use of hand-built cameras introduces
                                                                                                                                      risk and accidents to Li Gang’s work. In his
                                                                                                                                      photographs, instead of control and mastery,
                                                                                                                                      there is magic and mystery.
                                                                                                                                      The tour of Li Gang: in the grey scale was supported by RMIT University, Epson, the
                                                                                                                                      Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australia China Council

                                                                                                      Clockwise from top left
                            Li Gang, Hua Xia Bike no.11, 2009. Courtesy of the artist; Gabrielle de Vietri, Things I’ve Learnt,
                               2011 (video still). Courtesy of the artist; Brook Andrew, The Cell, 2010 (detail). Courtesy the
                                             artist and Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney. Photo: Paul Green

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13 – 16 July                                                                        3 sEPtEmbEr – 30 oCtobEr

This Is It                                                                          STADIUM: Tarryn Gill & Pilar Mata Dupont (WA)
Team Mess (NSW)                                                                     Curator: Leigh Robb
PICA’s Performance Space                                                            PICA’s Central Galleries
Performed by Frank B Manoo, Natalie Kate Randall
                                                                                    An exhibition which brought together
and Malcolm Whittaker with special guest MC
                                                                                    performance, photographs and video works that
Mark Naglazas
                                                                                    the artists have produced over the past decade,
This performance mimicked a press conference                                        some of which had not before been presented
for a new movie of the same name using the                                          in Perth. Central to the show was the idea of
format to construct the completely speculative                                      the exhibition as a stadium: a large structure
narrative of the film, which unfolds in the space                                   for events, games or contests of strength with
between what is revealed and what is left to                                        tiered seating for spectators.
the imagination of the audience.                                                    Stadium was presented as part of the Commonwealth Festival Perth 2011 and
                                                                                    supported by the Department of Culture and the Arts, Gresham Investment House,
This project was supported by the Australian Government through the Australia       the City of Perth, Aalto colour and the National Film & Sound Archive.
Council for the Arts, its funding and advisory body, and assisted by Performance
Space, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Belvoir St Theatre and the Creative Prac-
tice and Research Unit in the School of English, Media and Performing Arts, UNSW.
It also received support through PICA’s ARCH and BITE programs.
                                                                                    “Their highly stylised world of soldiers, dancing
                                                                                    girls and athletes reminds us that our national
“The improvisational aspect of the show and the                                     pride and community aspirations are similarly
questioning of what is real and what isn’t real is                                  constructed and reworked each day through the
the standout aspect of This Is It and a reflection                                  media, in film and in the performances devised
on the talent of the cast from Sydney’s Team Mess.                                  by politicians and their advisers”
The show is smart, funny and a great reflection                                     Ted Snell, The Australian
on contemporary theatre”.
Marcia Czerniak, Drum Media
                                                                                    Wrong Angles
                                                                                    Alex Spremberg (WA)
26 AuGust – 3 sEPtEmbEr                                                             Curator: Leigh Robb
                                                                                    PICA’s Westend Gallery
                                                                                    In this exhibition, the artist sought to integrate
Strut Dance (WA)
                                                                                    everyday materials such as cardboard boxes
PICA’s Performance Space
                                                                                    and newspapers into his paintings. The five
Concept and Direction by Jonathan Buckels
                                                                                    new series of works focussed on two aspects
Performed by Jonathan Buckels and                                                   that exert an extraordinary impact on our daily
Rhiannon Newton                                                                     lives: the distribution of consumer goods and
                                                                                    the flow of information through the media.
This full-length dance work was based on the
interrelationship between two people; through
the cycle from strangers, to friends, towards
cohorts, through dependents and on to parasites.
fuse is a portrait of the sometimes explosive                                                                                                                        ^
                                                                                                                                                                         Clockwise from top left
consequences of the manipulation of self.                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                                         Team Mess, This Is It, 2011; Alex Spremberg, Chroma Flow (Object H), 2011. Courtesy
                                                                                                                                                                         the artist. Photo: Tony Nathan; STRUT Dance, Fuse.  Courtesy of STRUT Dance. Photo:
                                                                                                                                                                         Eva Fernandez; Tarryn Gill and Pilar Mata Dupont, Blood Sport, 2010. Courtesy of the
                                                                                                                                                                         artists and Goddard de Fiddes Gallery, Perth. Photo: Kim Tran

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2, 16, 30 sEPtEmbEr                                                              19 sEPtEmbEr
And 15, 28 oCtobEr
                                                                                 Camera Obscura
Ever Higher                                                                      Decibel New Music Ensemble (WA) in
PICA’s Central Gallery                                                           partnership with PICA and Tura New Music
Concept and Direction by Tarryn Gill                                             PICA Central Gallery
and Pilar Mata Dupont                                                            Camera Obscura celebrated music experienced
Performed by the Perth Angels, Michelle Buckle,                                  in association with constructed image. Through
Kristina Dzelamanis, William Groucutt and                                        television, movies, music video, games and live
Steve Mattioli                                                                   performance trends, the listening experience is
Music by Ash Gibson-Grieg                                                        often combined with visual action. This program
                                                                                 looked at music that uses image as integral to its
A new performance piece produced specially for
                                                                                 conception, construction and performance - from
the STADIUM exhibition and for the architecture
                                                                                 projected scores to huge objects built to produce
of PICA. The work has been informed by the
                                                                                 sound. The concert featured the Australian
life and work of Leni Riefenstahl, possibly
                                                                                 premiere of Marina Rosenfeld’s striking instal-
Germany’s most controversial filmmaker and
                                                                                 lation/piece Cannons, prepared in conjunction
widely known for her Nazi Party propaganda
                                                                                 with the New York composer, a featured artist
films of the 1930’s
                                                                                 at the Totally Huge New Music Festival.
                                                                                 This project was assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia
                                                                                 Council, its funding and advisory body, and the State of Western Australia
15 – 27 sEPtEmbEr                                                                through the Department of Culture and the Arts

                                                                                 “What the audience is left with is a fuller sensory
Sonia Leber & David Chesworth (VIC)                                              experience: sight and sound as a dynamic
PICA Performance Space                                                           conversation”.
                                                                                 Henry Andersen, Realtime Magazine
An installation using sound, vibration and
metallic constructions. Human voices resonated
throughout the space: babbling and uttering
absurdities. Detached from their originating
sources, the voices were launched like missiles,
careering around and acting directly on the
materials of the space.
Space-Shifter was presented by Tura New Music in association with PICA for the
10th Totally Huge New Music Festival and supported by IASKA.

                                                                                                                                                                    Clockwise from top
                                                                                                                                                                    Tarryn Gill and Pilar Mata Dupont, Ever Higher, 2011 (performance still). Courtesy
                                                                                                                                                                    of the artists and Goddard de Fiddes Gallery, Perth; Decibel New Music Ensemble,
                                                                                                                                                                    Camera Obscura, 2011. Courtesy the artists; Sonia Leber and David Chesworth,
                                                                                                                                                                    Spaceshifter, 2011. Courtesy the artists.

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                                                                                                                                  11 novEmbEr – 31 dECEmbEr                                                         15, 18, 20, 22 novEmbEr

                                                                                                                                  Alternating Currents -                                                            International Conference on Reconstruction of
                                                                                                                                  Japanese Art After March 2011                                                     Japan (ICRJ)
                                                                                                                                  Artists: Yukio Fujimoto, Taro Izumi, Yuko Mohri,                                  ICRJ Team: Sam Fox (hydrapoesis - WA),
                                                                                                                                  Nadegata Instant Party, Otomo Yoshihide and                                       Keith Pasko (Notch - US), Sakiko Sugawa
                                                                                                                                  Sakiko Sugawa                                                                     (hanare - Japan)
                                                                                                                                  Curators: Azusa Hashimoto, Jaime Pacena II                                        PICA Gallery 3
                                                                                                                                  and Leigh Robb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ICRJ organised a series of conferences, both in
                                                                                                                                  All PICA Galleries, Bar & Café and Perth                                          Japan and abroad, with local experts discussing
                                                                                                                                  Cultural Centre                                                                   a wide range of reconstruction ideas and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    hopes. ICRJ used their trademark intimate and
                                                                                                                                  A major exhibition developed by PICA and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    small ‘dinner’ format for a series of four ‘dinner
                                                                                                                                  Japan Foundation that presented significant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    parties’ held at PICA during the Alternating
                                                                                                                                  new commissioned work by six contemporary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Currents exhibition.
                                                                                                                                  Japanese artists, artist collectives and musicians.
                                                                                                                                  Spanning a number of generations, the artists
                                                                                                                                  in this exhibition interrogated notions of live art
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10 dECEmbEr
                                                                                                                                  practice, involving local artists and communities
                                                                                                                                  on different levels and in a number of instances
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Double Orchestra!
                                                                                                                                  in ways that reflect on the local and global
                                                                                                                                  effects of the earthquake and tsunami that                                        Otomo Yoshihide (Japan)
                                                                                                                                  devastated Japan earlier this year.                                               Perth Cultural Centre Urban Orchard

                                                                                                                                  Alternating Currents was presented in partnership with the Japan Foundation and   Otomo Yoshihide, a living legend of experimental
                                                                                                                                  with the support of Major Exhibition Partner Allens Arthur Robinson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and collaborative soundscapes, created and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    then conducted a Double Orchestra made up of
                                                                                                                                  11 novEmbEr                                                                       over 80 local musicians and singers in an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    extraordinary free public concert in the Urban
                                                                                                                                  Skunk Tunnel (Crawling Into Inner Tube Hole                                       Orchard. This unique event formed part of the
                                                                                                                                  Through Barrel Into Stomach)                                                      Alternating Currents exhibition.
                                                                                                                                  Taro Izumi (Japan)
                                                                                                                                  PICA Central Gallery
                                                                                                                                  A live performance by Izumi Taro during the
                                                                                                                                  opening night of Alternating Currents.

                                                                                                        Clockwise from top
                                Taro Izumi, Skunk Tunnel (crawling into inner tube hole through barrel into stomach), 2011
                            (detail). Installation view, PICA, 2011. Photo Todd Marsh; Otomo Yoshihide, Double Orchestra
                               (Perth), 2011 (performance still). Perth Cultural Centre Urban Orchard. Photo: Casey Ayres;
                             Sakiko Sugawa, International Conference for the Reconstruction of Japan (ICRJ), 2011 (detail).
                                                                             Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Zebediah Parkes

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                                                                                                                                                                              “Great! Fun!
                                                                                                                                                                              Interactive &
10 – 19 novEmbEr

They ran ‘til they stopped

The Duck House (WA)
PICA Performance Space
Presented by The Duck House and Performing
Lines WA in association with PICA
Director: Kathryn Osborne
Writer: Gita Bezard                                                                                                                                                              Visitor Quote
Performers: Lawrence Ashford, Arielle Gray
and Whitney Richards
This contemporary tragi-comedy was a story of
friendship and doing what it takes to move on.
This project was supported through PICA’s BITE program and by MAPS WA which
is a joint initiative of the Australia Council for the Arts, the Australian Govern-
ment’s funding and advisory body, and the State of Western Australia through the
Department of Culture and the Arts.

21 – 27 novEmbEr

The Washing Powder Conspiracy
PIPS:Lab (the Netherlands)
Presented by the Awesome Festival for Bright
Young Things in association with PICA’s
Spark_lab program
A multimedia music and theatre concert for
ages 8 and up, creating live music from flat
irons, old washing machines and laundry
baskets, the group lead the audience through a
series of absurd scenes, while flirting with issues
of democracy, capitalism and commercialisation.
The Washing Powder Conspiracy was a well-stirred
melting pot of music, technology and drama.

                                                                                              The Duck House, They ran ‘til they stopped, 2011. Photo: Eva Fernandez ;
                                                                                           PIPS:lab, The Washing Powder Conspiracy, 2011. Image courtesy of PIPS:lab

                                                                                      Alternating Currents: Japanese Art After March 2011. Exhibition view, PICA, 2011.
                                                                                                                                                    Photo: Todd Marsh

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1                           John Gerrard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   4                                                                                                                       PICA SALON 2011
                            Essay by John Barrett-Lennard                                                                                      Clare Peake
                                                                                                                                               Three Studies: Landscape, 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                       Kate Rohde
                                                                                                                                                                                       Coral Antelope Trophy, 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Bruce Slatter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tableland, 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bruce Slatter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Burglar Sticks (Defence/Offence), 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           4 page A4 with colour images
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Design James Hensby
                                                                                                                                               Pencil on archival paper                Mixed Media                              Mixed Media                                                 Tasmanian oak, form ply and found objects
                                                                                                                                               180cm x 62cm                            60cm x 25cm x 25cm                       109cm x 121cm x 76cm                                        129cm x 148cm x 20cm
                                                                                                                                               Photo by Todd Marsh                     Edition of 2                             $5,000                                                      Photo by Robert Frith (Acorn Photography)

                            28 pp full colour
                                                                                                                                               $1,500                                  Photo by Masumi Kawamura                                                                             $5,000 (includes installation)

                            ISBN 978-0-9807689-9-2
                            Design Tom Muller/Imagelab                                                                                         Helen Smith
                                                                                                                                               Pale pink puffs, 2004
                                                                                                                                               Oil on canvas
                                                                                                                                                                                       Natascha Stellmach
                                                                                                                                                                                       Artist Statement, 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                       Wax seal on paper envelope, frame
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jon Tarry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Perth Runway 2, 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            David Thomson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Untitled (Work 1-5) 2010, 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Inkjet prints on paper
                                                                                                                                               150cm x 216cm                           35cm x 29cm x 5.5cm                      60cm x 40cm x 2cm                                           33cm x 24cm x 4cm
                                                                                                                                               $4,200                                  Edition 1 of 12                          $1,650                                                      Photo by Bewley Shaylor
                                                                                                                                                                                       Photo by Bewley Shaylor                                                                              $1,200

                                                                                                                                               Brendan Van Hek                         Jenny Watson                             Joshua Webb                                                 Gosia Wlodarczak
                                                                                                                                               Untitled, 2011                          Child Throwing Food, 2005                Gods Monsters, 2006                                         Studio Tablecloth, Paynes, 2005
                                                                                                                                               Neon                                    Biro pen and gouache drawing             Plaster                                                     Performance drawing; pigment marker,
                                                                                                                                               48cm x 65cm x 5cm                       29.7cm x 21cm                            60cm x 30cm x 20cm                                          acrylic on Belgian linen
                                                                                                                                               $3,200                                  Photo by Andrew Wilson                   Original Cast: $3,000;                                      100cm x 100cm x 2cm
                                                                                                                                                                                       $1,800                                   Polyurethane Cast (Edition 4-5 of 5): $1,500                Photo by Longin Sarnecki

                                                                                                                                               Thank you to Gala Opening Host Narelda Jacobs and our sponsors

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     through the Department of Culture and the Arts in association with Lotterywest, assistance from the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. PICA is supported
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.

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2                           Gold: Roderick Sprigg
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   5                                                                                                                       STADIUM: Tarryn Gill and Pilar Mata Dupont
                            Essay by Ric Spencer                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Introduction by Amy Barrett-Lennard
                            24 pp full colour                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Essays by Leigh Robb, Thea Costantino
                            ISBN 978-0-9807689-8-5                  T                            arryn Gill and Pilar Mata Dupont were both
                                                                                  born in Perth, Australia in 1981. They each graduated with
                                                                              a Bachelor of Arts (Art) from Curtin University of Technology,
                                                                            Western Australia, in 2001. They are multidisciplinary artists,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and Robert Cook
                            Design James Hensby
                                                                    producers and performers with backgrounds in visual art, dance
                                                                    and music theatre. They have worked together since graduation on a

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           82 pp full colour
                                                                    practice that encompasses photography, performance, choreography,
                                                                    film, installation and design.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ISBN 978-0-9871088-1-4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Design James Hensby / A Winters Sleep
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and Tonne Gramme

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PERTH INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS
                                                                    Published on the occasion of the exhibition:
                                                                    Tarryn Gill and Pilar Mata Dupont
                                                                    3 September - 30 October 2011

                                                                    PerTh InSTITUTe of ConTeMPorAry ArTS
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3                           Hatched 2011 – National Graduate Show
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   6                                                                                                      alex spremberg
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Wrong Angles: Alex Spremberg
                            Introduction by Amy Barrett-Lennard                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Essay by Leigh Robb and interview
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           by Anthony Kelly
                            52 pp full colour
                            ISBN 978-0-9877689-0-9                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         64 pp full colour
                            Design James Hensby                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ISBN 978-0-9871088-2-1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         alex spremberg
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Design Tonne Gramme

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studIo rEsIdEnCIEs                                                                                                                4 November – 8 April 2012                                 1 March – 30 June
                                                                                                                                  Abdul Abdullah, Casey Ayres &                             The Case Study
                                                                                                                                  Nathan Beard (WA)                                         Hold Your Horses (WA)
17 January – 3 April                                                        Tarsh Bates (WA)                                      PICA Studio 2                                             Fremantle Arts Centre
                                                                            PICA Studio 2
Lucy Moore (UK)                                                                                                                   The Greater Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere is a                The Case Study is a work of contemporary
PICA Studio 1                                                               Tarsh Bates engaged in the necessary and often        collaborative project between Perth-based                 performance in development inspired by
                                                                            mundane activities required for the care of           artists Abdul Abdullah, Casey Ayres and Nathan            Sigmund Freud’s case studies, produced by the
Lucy researched and made a film using the salt
                                                                            organisms and herself. She is interested in the       Beard. The project is tied directly to each               WA-based interdisciplinary collective Hold
lakes on Rottnest Island and at Lake Macleod,
                                                                            body as material and as a site of intervention,       artist’s experience of being raised in Australia          Your Horses. The work is an imaginative
near Canarvon as a starting point. She is
                                                                            in evocative objects, and in the aesthetics of        with the influence of an Asian parent. During             reinterpretation of some of Freud’s most
interested in the convergence of disparate
                                                                            care: embodied encounters that are durational,        the residency, the artists further researched             compelling cases, such as ‘Little Hans’, The
concerns and experiential states that might be
                                                                            affective, relational, proximal, and particular.      the model of an embassy space to fully explore            ‘Ratman’, The ‘Wolfman’ and ‘Dora’. The Case
inferred from these particular environments.
                                                                                                                                  notions of identity and cultural sensitivity in           Study takes inspiration from Freud’s curiously
                                                                                                                                  a globalised age.                                         literary approach in reimagining his psycho-
                                                                            Alistair Rowe (WA)                                                                                              analytic fairy tales, exploring concepts such as
Liang Luscombe (VIC)
                                                                            Clock Tower Studio                                                                                              the death drive, hysteria, fetishism and the
PICA Studio 2
                                                                            Working with light on reflective and transparent      4 November - 31 December                                  uncanny, while fully exploiting the aesthetic
During Liang’s residency at PICA she made larger
                                                                            surfaces and using active and activated materials     Tom Penney (WA)                                           and dramatic potential of Freud’s narratives.
painting assemblages that slot into one another,
                                                                            Alistair created sensory environments that            Clock Tower Studio
allowing varied and complex assemblage. Film                                                                                                                                                This project was supported through PICA’s ARCH program and assisted by the
                                                                            stimulated, surprised and confused our everyday                                                                 Fremantle Arts Centre
stills were used as source material; abstracted                                                                                   In a response to the transforming aesthetic of
                                                                            experience of materiality and space.
through collage, then painted.                                                                                                    the Perth Cultural Centre, Penney mimicked
                                                                                                                                  Perth’s new sense of community constructed
                                                                            Perth Zine Collective (WA)                            through veneers of brightly coloured paint,
Chelsea Hopper (WA)                                                                                                               awkward sculptures, super-sized screens and
                                                                            PICA Reading Room
Clock Tower Studio                                                                                                                decorated rubbish bins
                                                                            The Perth Zine Collective is a not-for-profit group
Chelsea’s PICA residency focused on dealing
                                                                            keeping the zine culture flame burning in
with interpretations and representations
                                                                            Western Australia. Throughout the residency,          December
of failure and disappointment outside an
                                                                            the Reading Room housed a zine library built
educational institution.                                                                                                          Crash Course
                                                                            from milk crates as well as a space for members
                                                                                                                                  James Berlyn (WA)
                                                                            of the public to create and distribute their
                                                                                                                                  PICA Studio 0
22 August – 30 October                                                      own zines.
                                                                                                                                  This development prepared for a future
Lichun Tseng (Taiwan)                                                                                                             production that will investigate two main
PICA Studio 1                                                                                                                     thematic concerns: What is it like to be
Lichun is interested in the existential capacity                                                                                  confronted by a seemingly inescapable body
of art and her residency project, Beyond the                                                                                      of new information and how do we cope or not
beyond explored time, existence and space                                                                                         cope when confronted by a mountain of learning
through local collaborations and new site                                                                                         standing before us? And, to what extent can a
specific works.                                                                                                                   contemporary performance re-shape existing
                                                                                                                                  performer – audience relationships?
Lichun’s residency was part of the AsiaLink Reciprocal Residency Program.

                                                                                                                                  This project was supported through PICA’s ARCH program.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Abdul Abdullah, Casey Ayres and Nathan Beard, Study for The Greater Asia Co-
                                                                                                                                                                                                Prosperity Sphere (Thailand), 2011. Courtesy of the artists. Photo: Tada Hengsapkul.

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                                                                                                                                                                 “nice to have
7 – 10 February
Fringeworld Summit
                                                                             16 April
                                                                             Hatched Forum                                                                     someone around
                                                                                                                                                                   that can
Presented by Artrage in association with                                     PICA Performance Space
Blueroom Theatre and PICA                                                    Speakers Thomas Rentmeister (Germany),
PICA Performance Space                                                       Oliver Watts (NSW), Sarah Douglas (WA) and

                                                                                                                                                                explain things”
                                                                             Sarah Yukich (WA) and Ric Spencer (WA).
Speakers Roise Goan (Ireland); Elena K. Holy (New
York); Steve Gove (Prague); Alvin Tan (Singapore);                           This half-day forum explored a number of
Beau McCafferty (Melbourne); Christie Anthoney                               potential avenues available after art school and
(Adelaide); Emily Sexton (Melbourne)                                         the likelihood of overlapping roles, including
                                                                             practicing, teaching, writing and curating.
The Fringe World Summit is where some of the
                                                                                                                                                                    Visitor Quote
brightest and boldest minds from across the
World of Fringe gathered for three days of
                                                                             16 – 18 September
insight and inspiration, as we prepared for
Perth Fringe to join the list in 2012.                                       Totally Huge New Music Festival Conference
                                                                             Presented by Tura New Music in association with
                                                                             the Music Research Group, CREATEC and the
4 March
                                                                             Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
Educating for Innovation Seminar                                             [WAAPA] at Edith Cowan University
                                                                             PICA Bar & Cafe
Key-note Speaker Anna Cutler, TATE’s Director
                                                                             Keynote Speaker Marina Rosenfeld (US)
of Learning
Speakers Michelle Scott, Commissioner for                                    Theme: Immanence
Children and Young People WA; Geoff Metcalf,
Principal of Roseworth Primary School and
Dr Julie Robson, Postdoctoral Fellow at                                      This conference, held as part of The 10th Totally
CREATEC, ECU                                                                 Huge New Music Festival, was a forum for
                                                                             artists from diverse areas of music and sound
A half-day seminar which examined how
                                                                             practice, along with critics, commentators and
contemporary arts-led programs can build
                                                                             academics, to discuss the ideas which underline
innovation capacity in children and young people.
                                                                             contemporary new music and sound art — the
Presented in collaboration with the ECU, the Commissioner for Children and   histories, methods, theories, approaches,
Young People WA and PIAF and with support from Rio Tinto .
                                                                             techniques and dreams which make up the
                                                                             modern world of music and sound arts.

                                                                              Oliver Watts speaking at Hatched Forum 2011, PICA. Photo: Bohdan Warchomij

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“outside the box.
definitely random”
                                                                            IllustrAtEd lECturEs
      Visitor Quote                                                                                                               9 July
                                                                                                                                  Li Gang: in the grey scale
                                                                                                                                  by Curator Tony Trembath (VIC)
                                                                            5 March
                                                                                                                                  16 September
                                                                            John Gerrard (Ireland)
                                                                                                                                  In Conversation
                                                                                                                                  Tarryn Gill and Pilar Mata Dupont (WA) with
                                                                                                                                  PICA Curator Leigh Robb
                                                                            ArtIst tAlKs / Floor tAlKs

                                                                                                                                  6 October
                                                                            8 February
                                                                                                                                  In Conversation
                                                                            In Discussion                                         Alex Spremberg (WA) with PICA Curator Leigh Robb
                                                                            Roderick Sprigg and Sam Doctor with PICA
                                                                            Curator Leigh Robb
                                                                                                                                  11 October
                                                                                                                                  Studio Artist talks by Tarsh Bates, Alistair Rowe,
                                                                            20 February
                                                                                                                                  Lichun Tseng and the Perth Zine Collective led by
                                                                            Perth Cultural Centre O-Day Gallery Attendant         Independent Curator Jasmin Stephens
                                                                            Talk by Tom Penney

                                                                                                                                  27 October
                                                                            22 March
                                                                                                                                  Yellowcake Tasting with Nadegata Instant Party
                                                                            Studio Artist talks by Chelsea Hopper, Liang
                                                                                                                                  Japanese artist collective, Nadegata Instant
                                                                            Luscombe and Lucy Moore led by PICA Curator,
                                                                                                                                  Party provided a preview and recipe sharing
                                                                            Leigh Robb
                                                                                                                                  session for their upcoming project, Yellow
                                                                                                                                  Cake Street, part of the exhibition, Alternating
                                                                            16 April                                              Currents - Japanese Art After March 2011

                                                                            Hatched Imports
                                                                            Artists: Johan Oevergaard (VIC), Ryan Presley         12 November
                                                                            (Qld), Kate Vassallo (ACT), Claire Krouzecky (TAS),   Alternating Currents artist and Curator Talk with
                                                                            Amy McGregor (ACT) and Adam Adelpour (NSW).           Azusa Hashimoto (Japan), Jaime Pacena II
                                                                                                                                  (Philippines) Leigh Robb (WA), Taro Izumi, Yukio
                                                                                                                                  Fujimoto, Yuko Mohri and Nadegata Instant Party.
                                                                            13 May
                                                                            Hatched Home-Grown
                                                                                                                                  15 December
                                                                            Artists: Stephen Genovese (WA),Jacob Ogden
                                                                            Smith (WA), Rebecca Orchard (WA), Bruce Reid          Studio Artist talks by Tom Penney, Abdul
                                                                            (WA), Rohan Sibon (WA) and Andrew Wood (WA).          Abdullah, Casey Ayres and Nathan Beard led by
                                                                                                                                  artist and critical thinker Lauren Brown (VIC)

        Nadegata Instant Party, Yellow Cake Street (Tasting Night), 2011.
        Courtesy of the artists. Photo: Daisuke Yamashiro

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mEmbErs And donors EvEnts

5 March                                            13 August
Private Party                                      An Evening with Diane Pernet: ASVOFF
PICA Bar and Cafe
                                                   PICA Performance Space
PICA supporters, including Art Addicts, donors
and sponsors shared an evening of fine wine        In partnership with Portal+Zekka, PICA
and canapés with artist John Gerrard and Anna      presented a special screening of a selection of
Cutler, TATE’s Director of Learning.               films from A Shaded View on Fashion Film,
                                                   international fashion figure Diane Pernet’s film
                                                   festival that explores the intersection of
18 April                                           fashion and film.
Supporters Dinner with Thomas Rentmeister
(Germany), Alex Spremberg (WA), James Berlyn
                                                   15 October
(WA),Pilar Mata Dupont & Tarryn Gill (WA)
                                                   Halftime at STADIUM / STADIUM Catalogue Launch
Byrneleigh, Nedlands
                                                   PICA Bar and Cafe
A great opportunity for PICA supporters to talk
about their upcoming PICA projects over dinner     Co-Director of Goddard de Fiddes Gallery,
and fine wine.                                     Julian Goddard led an artist talk with Tarryn
                                                   Gill and Pilar Mata Dupont and their Ever Higher
                                                   collaborators, rope aerialist Kristina Dzelmanis
17 June                                            and composer Ash Gibson Grieg. Gill & Mata
PICA Salon Gala Opening                            Dupont’s 80 page catalogue was also launched
                                                   at this event.
PICA West End Gallery
The second annual PICA Salon Gala Opening was
once again the most glamorous event this year
in Perth.  PICA went all out with Louis XIV
furniture, Marie Antoinette wigs, a special
cocktail and a new wall colour specially created
by Aalto called Paris Black! This memorable
evening, which was hosted by Channel Ten
News Presenter Narelda Jacobs and featured
live music by Rachel Dease and Tristan Parr,
also saw over $70,000 worth of artworks sold

                                                                                                          PICA Salon, 2011. Photos: Toni Wilkinson
                                                                                                          Benjamin Armstrong, Eyes to the Mind, 2010. Exhibition view, PICA Salon, 2011.
                                                                                                          Photo: Toni Wilkinson

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                                                                                                            “I want my
In 2011, PICA began to work with schools to
trial a three-year pilot program that uses
                                                      The Cell combines language and traditional
                                                      designs from the artist’s Wiradjuri heritage with   kids to see this
                                                                                                           type of work”
contemporary arts to educate for innovation.          optical art patterns and pop art aesthetics to
In this first year of the pilot program, titled       create a contradictory and fascinating
Spark-Lab, PICA engaged with approximately            interactive art experience. Building on and
3000 students from nearly 40 WA schools               extending these themes, The Great Debate
and provided interactive exhibition tours,            gave voice to bright young sparks (and some
performances, hands-on workshops at PICA and          very rude puppets) to tackle broad notions of
at schools, professional learning for teachers,       prejudice and intolerance in a high-energy and
                                                                                                                         Visitor Quote
school holiday programs and special events.           dynamic debate event. Live music was provided
                                                      by youth band Huxley and audience members
The program allows students and their teachers
                                                      were given opportunities to participate in
to directly engage with professional artists and
                                                      Q&A’s using Interactive Audience Keypad
the latest in contemporary arts practices
                                                      Technology, provided by Keepad Interactive.
(including those in dance, theatre, music, visual
                                                      This event was shortlisted for the 2011
arts and new media). PICA partnered with a
                                                      Artshub Awards in the Innovation Category.
cross section of WA schools, representative of
primary and secondary levels as well as the
government and private sectors, however it
worked most closely with its Spark_Lab partner
schools, made up of:                                  EduCAtIon stAtIstICs

                                                      Professional Learning
Roseworth Primary School, Girrawheen
                                                      Programs for Teachers                         11
Kingston Primary School, Australind
                                                      Tours                                         50
Mount Lawley Senior High School, Mount Lawley
                                                      Workshops/Performances                        46
Kalamunda Senior High School, Kalamunda
                                                      Performances/Screenings                        8
St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls, Mosman Park
                                                      Students                                   2,910
                                                      Teachers                                     219
A highlight of 2011 was Spark_Lab special
                                                      Schools                                       39
project, The Great Debate – a one-off special
event in which students from Mount Lawley             Artists                                       35
Senior High School were pitted against
outrageous puppets from improvisational group
Fuppet to debate the question “Is Australia an
Intolerant Society?”
The Great Debate was created to accompany and
draw on the central themes of Brook Andrew’s
immersive inflatable installation, The Cell,
presented in PICA’s Central Galleries in June 2011.
Challenging local and global issues of race,
cultural identity, consumerism and history,
                                                                                                                Spark_lab, The Great Debate, PICA, 2011. Photo: Bohdan Warchomij

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sPArK _l Ab ProGrAm 2011                                                                          23 September                                                                          5 December
                                                                                                  Special event – Teachers’ Tour with Pilar Mata                                        Kahootz software Teachers’ Professional
                                                                                                  Dupont and Alex Spremberg (WA)                                                        Learning with Mark Sadler (WA)
5 March                                          14 May                                           PICA Galleries and Education Studio                                                   Scitech Digital Studio
Teachers’ Professional Learning with John        Teachers’ Professional Learning – Interactive
Gerrard (Ireland)                                Artwork with Tara Daniel                         19 November                                                                           7 December
PICA Central Galleries                           PICA Education Studio
                                                                                                  Visual Score workshop with Cat Hope &                                                 Teachers’ Professional Learning – Live Art with
                                                                                                  Decibel New Music Ensemble (WA)                                                       Stephen Armitstead (WA)
23 and 26 March                                  9 July                                           Kalamunda Senior High School                                                          PICA Education Studio
Video art workshops with Stephen Armitstead      The Great Debate – Is Australia an Intolerant
(WA)                                             Society?                                         22 and 25 November                                                                    8 and 12 December
Mt Lawley Senior High School and Kalamunda       Mt Lawley Senior High School students vs the
                                                                                                  Performance and sound, light and video                                                Mould making and casting workshops with
Senior High School                               Fuppets
                                                                                                  workshop with PIPs:Lab (the Netherlands)                                              Mary Hardy
                                                 PICA Performance Space
                                                                                                  PICA Performance Space                                                                Kalamunda Senior High School
1 April
                                                 20 – 23 July
Visual Score workshop with Cat Hope & Decibel                                                     24 November
New Music Ensemble (WA)                          Little Big Shots
                                                                                                  Yellow Cake Street workshop with Nadegata
Kingston Primary School , Australind             An International Short Film Festival for
                                                                                                  Instant Party (Japan)
                                                 Families & Young People
                                                                                                  St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls
14 April                                         PICA Performance Space

Artist Talk & Sculpture Workshop with Thomas
                                                 30 July
Rentmeister (Germany)
PICA Bar & Café and Education Studio             Teachers’ Professional Learning – Installation
                                                 Art with Tara Daniel
                                                 PICA Education Studio
20 – 30 April
Hatched in the Holidays Workshops                10 September
Creating Kinetic Sculpture with Hatched artist   Teachers’ Professional Learning – Irregular
Michal Wojtowicz (WA)                            Polyhedra/Arts & Maths with Tara Daniel
Stitch as a Drawing Tool with Hatched artist     PICA Education Studio
Teagan Hunter (NSW)
Stand Here to Feel Happy with Hatched artist     17 September
Kenneth Kronberger (VIC)                         Movement, Sound and Physical Theatre
Surveillance and Mass Media Imagery with         workshops with James Berlyn, Tristen Parr &
Sohan Ariel Hayes (WA)                           Tara Daniel (WA)
                                                 Mt Lawley Senior High School
PICA Education Studio and Perth Cultural

                                                                                                      Spark_lab, Hatched in the Holidays Workshops: Surveillance Photography and Mass
                                                                                                      Media Imagery with Sohan Ariel Hayes. Photo: Sohan Ariel Hayes

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PICA / ANNUAL REPORT 2011                                                                                                                                                                                       PICA / ANNUAL REPORT 2011


Your directors present their report on                                                                                     Strategy for Achieving the Objectives                     Information on Directors
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts                                                                                       To achieve these objectives, the company has              The names of each person who has been a
Limited for the financial year ended 31                                                                                    adopted the following strategies:                         director during the year and to the date of this
December 2011.                                                                                                                                                                       report are:
                                                                                                                           To sustain, increase and diversify PICA’s income base
                                                                                                                           and resources
                                                                                                                                                                                     Amy Barrett-Lennard
GEnErAl InFormAtIon                                                                                                        To sustain, increase and diversify PICA’s engagement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Ex‑officio board member,
                                                                                                                           with audiences and with cultural and business partners
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     PICA CEO
                                                                                                                           Drive change, don’t wait for it to happen
                                                                                                                                                                                     Tony Chong
Directors                                                        Long Term Objectives                                      Ensure efficient, responsive and responsible leadership
                                                                                                                           of PICA, necessary to ensure PICA’s capacity to meet      Qualifications                  Accountant, Lawyer
The names of the directors in office at any time                 The company’s long term objectives are to:                its goals                                                 Experience                      Tax, Accounting,
during, or since the end of, the year are:                       Increase respect as a member of the Western Australian    Deliver a diverse range of programs of artistic merit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Corporate Advisory
                                                                                                                                                                                     Special responsibilities        Treasurer
                                                                 and national contemporary arts community, with PICA       that are innovative, relevant and responsive to the
Amy Barrett-Lennard
                                                                 demonstrating the highest levels of professionalism       contemporary arts community
Tony Chong                                                                                                                                                                           Franklin Gaffney
                                                                 and expertise in the delivery of its artistic programs
Franklin Gaffney                                                 and services                                              To maintain and develop PICA’s infrastructure to ensure   Qualifications                  Lawyer, Economics
                                                                                                                           it has the physical capacity and professional skills to   Experience                      Native Title, Indigenous
Pamela Hass                                                      Increase engagement with current and new audiences        support its artistic programs                                                             Affairs
Matthew Howison                                                  and stakeholders including artists, government,
Roshana Lewis                                                    sponsors, donors and cultural partners                                                                              Pamela Hass
Margaret Moore                                                   Increase effectiveness, consistency and reach of                                                                    Qualifications                  Lawyer
Julie Robson – Resigned 06.12.11                                 PICA’s delivery of its services to artists, audiences,                                                              Experience                      Governance,
                                                                 government, sponsors and other business and                                                                                                         University Counsel
Directors have been in office since the start of the financial
                                                                 cultural partners
year to the date of this report unless otherwise stated.
                                                                 Support contemporary artists practising across all                                                                  Matthew Howison
                                                                 genres and forms with the development and professional                                                              Qualifications                  Lawyer, Banking
Principal Activities                                             presentation of their work                                                                                          Experience                      Business, Arts Board

                                                                 Lead by best practice governance and management,
The principal activity of Perth Institute of                                                                                                                                         Roshana Lewis
                                                                 ensuring its capacity to deliver its programs and
Contemporary Arts Limited during the financial                   services to the highest standards                                                                                   Qualifications                  Architecture
year was the promotion, development and                                                                                                                                              Experience                      Commercial Gallery
                                                                 Become financially stable, with its development                                                                                                     Director
presentation of contemporary arts within                         supported by a strengthened and diversified income base                                                             Special responsibilities        Deputy Chair
Western Australia.
No significant changes in the nature of the                                                                                                                                          Margaret Moore
company’s activity occurred during the                           Short Term Objectives                                                                                               Qualifications                  Arts Administration
financial year.                                                                                                                                                                                                      (Visual Arts), Arts Board
                                                                 The company’s short term objectives are for:
                                                                                                                                                                                     Special responsibilities        Chairperson
                                                                 PICA to be recognised and respected locally, nationally
                                                                 and internationally for its role in fostering artistic                                                              Julie Robson – Resigned 06.12.11
                                                                 excellence in, and engagement with, the full range of
                                                                                                                                                                                     Experience                      Academic, Performing
                                                                 current contemporary arts practice

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Members Guarantee                                    Auditor’s independence declaration                                               stAtEmEnt oF ComPrEhEnsIvE InComE
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts Limited is a    The lead auditor’s independence declaration
company limited by guarantee. In the event of,       in accordance with section 307C of the                                                                                      Note   $2011        $2010
and for the purpose of winding up of the             Corporations Act 2001, for the year ended 31
                                                                                                                                      Revenue                                    2      1,675,773    1,439,703
company, the amount capable of being called          December 2011 has been received and can be
up from each member is limited to $1 towards         found on page 67 of this report.                                                 Other revenue                              2      –            165,998
meeting any outstanding obligations of the                                                                                            Administration expenses                           -222,446     -239,745
                                                     Signed in accordance with a resolution of the
                                                     Board of Directors:                                                              Cost of sales                                     -25,618      -24,391
At 31 December 2011 the collective liability of
                                                                                                                                      Depreciation and amortisation expense             -86,346      -92,825
members was $91 (2010: $142)
                                                                                                                                      Marketing and promotion expenses                  -118,959     -75,466

                                                                                                                                      Program and production expenses                   -222,289     -116,702
Meetings of Directors                                                                                                                 Salaries, wages and consultant expenses
                                                     Director:   ..................................................................                                                     -1,055,883   -1,002,928
During the financial year, 8 meetings of directors
(including committees of directors) were held.                                                                                        Profit before income tax                          -55,768      53,644

Attendances by each director during the year         Dated 19 April 2012
                                                                                                                                      Income tax expense                                –            –
were as follows:
                                                                                                                                      Profit for the year                               -55,768      53,644

                                                     I declare that, to the best of my knowledge and                                  Other comprehensive income for the year,
                            eligible to   Number
Director                    attend        attended   belief, in relation to the audit for the year ended                              net of tax                                        –            –
                                                     31 December 2011 there has been:
Amy Barrett-Lennard        8              8                                                                                           Total comprehensive income for the year           -55,768      53,644
                                                     (i) no contraventions of the auditor independence
Tony Chong                 8              6
                                                         requirements as set out in the Corporations
Franklin Gaffney           8              6
                                                         Act 2001 in relation to the audit; and
Pamela Hass                8              5
Matthew Howison            8              3          (ii) no contraventions of any applicable code of
Roshana Lewis              8              6               professional conduct in relation to the audit.
Margaret Moore             8              8
Julie Robson               8              8
                                                             Dry Kirkness
                                                             Chartered Accountants
                                                             P J LAMPRELL-JARRETT
                                                             Dated: 19 April 2012
                                                             West Perth WA

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stAtEmEnt oF FInAnCIAl PosItIon                              stAtEmEnt oF ChAnGEs In EQuIt y

                                  Note   $2011     $2010                                            Capital         General     Retained
                                                                                                    Reserve $       Reserve $   Earnings $   Total $
                                                             Balance at 1 January 2010              122,109         36,000      156,475      314,584
Current assets

Cash and cash equivalents         4      222,477   236,159
                                                             Surplus/(deficit) attributable
Trade and other receivables       5      29,677    5,199                                            –               –           53,644       53,644
                                                             to the company
Inventories                       6      2,463     2,888

Other assets                      8      3,084     953
                                                             Balance at 31 December 2010            122,109         36,000      210,119      368,228

Total current assets                     257,701   245,199
                                                             Surplus/(deficit) attributable
                                                                                                    –               –           -55,768      -55,768
                                                             to the company
Non-current assets
                                                             Balance at 31 December 2011            122,109         36,000      154,351      312,460
Property, plant and equipment     7      215,560   274,164

Total non-current assets                 215,560   274,164

Total assets                             473,261   519,363   stAtEmEnt oF CAsh Flows

LIABILITIES                                                                                                         Note        $2011        $2010

Current liabilities                                          Cash from operating activities

Trade and other payables          9      146,760   81,135    Receipts from customers                                            371,345      333,667

Income in advance                 10     14,041    70,000    Receipt from grants                                                1,135,366    1,154,703

                                                             Payments to suppliers and employees                                -1,507,627   -1,486,543
Total current liabilities                160,801   151,135
                                                             Interest received                                                  14,976       10,275
Total liabilities                        160,801   151,135
                                                             Net cash provided by/ (used in) operating activities               14,060       12,102

Net assets                               312,460   368,228
                                                             Cash flows from investing activities

                                                             Purchase of property, plant and equipment                          -27,742      -141,781

EQUITY                                                       Net cash used by investing activities                              -27,742      -141,781

Reserves                          11     158,109   158,109

Retained Earning/profit                  154,351   210,119   Net increase/ (decrease) in cash and cash
                                                                                                                                -13,682      -129,679
                                                             equivalents held
Total equity                             312,460   368,228
                                                             Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year                     236,159      365,838

                                                             Cash and cash equivalents at end of financial year                 222,477      236,159

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1 summAry oF sIGnIFICAnt                              attributable to the asset.The carrying amount       (c)   Inventories                                     calculated using the effective interest method;
ACCountInG PolICIEs                                   of plant and equipment is reviewed annually                                                               and
                                                                                                          Inventories are measured at the lower of cost
                                                      by directors to ensure it is not in excess of the
                                                                                                          and net realisable value. Costs are assigned on       less any reduction for impairment.
(a)   Basis of preparation                            recoverable amount from these assets. The
                                                                                                          a first-in, first-out basis.
                                                      recoverable amount is assessed on the basis of                                                            The effective interest method is used to allocate
PICA Limited has elected to early adopt the
                                                      the expected net cash flows that will be                                                                  interest income or interest expense over the
Australian Accounting Standards - Reduced
                                                      received from the asset’s employment and                                                                  relevant period and is equivalent to the rate
Disclosure Requirements as set out in AASB                                                                (d) Financial instruments
                                                      subsequent disposal. The expected net cash                                                                that exactly discounts estimated future cash
1053: Application of Tiers of Australian Accounting                                                       Initial recognition and measurement
                                                      flows have been discounted to their present                                                               payments or receipts (including fees, transaction
Standards and AASB 2010-2: Amendments to
                                                      values in determining recoverable amounts.          Financial assets and financial liabilities are        costs and other premiums or discounts) through
Australian Accounting Standards arising from
                                                                                                          recognised when the company becomes a                 the expected life (or when this cannot be reliably
Reduced Disclosure Requirements.                      Depreciation
                                                                                                          party to the contractual provisions of the            predicted, the contractual term) of the financial
The financial statements are a general purpose        The depreciable amount of all fixed assets is       instrument. For financial assets, this is the         instrument to the net carrying amount of the
financial report that has been prepared in            depreciated on a straight-line basis over the       equivalent to the date that the company               financial asset or financial liability. Revisions
accordance with Australian Accounting Standards       asset’s useful life to the company commencing       commits itself to either the purchase or sale of      to expected future net cash flows will necessitate
– Reduced Disclosure Requirements and the             from the time the asset is held ready for use.      the asset (i.e. trade date accounting is adopted).    an adjustment to the carrying value with a
Corporations Act 2001.                                Leasehold improvements are depreciated              Financial instruments are initially measured at       consequential recognition of an income or
                                                      over the shorter of either the unexpired            fair value plus transactions costs, except where      expense in profit or loss.
Australian Accounting Standards set out
                                                      period of the lease or the estimated useful         the instrument is classified ‘at fair value through
accounting policies that the AASB has concluded                                                                                                                 (i) Financial assets at fair value through
                                                      lives of the improvements.                          profit or loss’ in which case transaction costs
would result in financial statements containing                                                                                                                 profit or loss
relevant and reliable information about               The depreciation rates used for each class of       are expensed to profit or loss immediately.
                                                                                                                                                                Financial assets are classified at ‘fair value
transactions, events and  conditions. Material        depreciable assets are:                             Classification and subsequent measurement             through profit or loss’ when they are either
accounting policies adopted in the preparation
                                                                                                          Financial instruments are subsequently                held for trading for the purpose of short-term
of these financial statements are presented
                                                      Class of Fixed Asset            Depreciation Rate   measured at either fair value, amortised cost         profit taking, derivatives not held for hedging
below and have been consistently applied
                                                                                                          using the effective interest rate method, or          purposes, or when they are designated as such
unless otherwise stated.                              Plant and Equipment             10 - 40%
                                                                                                          cost. Fair value represents the amount for            to avoid an accounting mismatch or to enable
The financial statements have been prepared on        Motor Vehicles                  25%                 which an asset could be exchanged or a                performance evaluation where a group of
an accruals basis and are based on historical costs   Leasehold improvements          11%                 liability settled, between knowledgeable,             financial assets is managed by key management
modified, where applicable, by the measurement                                                            willing parties in an arm’s length transaction.       personnel on a fair value basis in accordance
at fair value of selected non-current assets,                                                             Where available, quoted prices in an active           with a documented risk management or
financial assets and financial liabilities.           The assets’ residual values, depreciation methods   market are used to determine fair value. In           investment strategy. Such assets are
                                                      and useful lives are reviewed, and adjusted if      other circumstances, valuation techniques             subsequently measured at fair value with
                                                      appropriate, at the end of each reporting           are adopted.                                          changes in carrying value being included in
(b)   Property, plant and equipment                                                                                                                             profit or loss.
                                                      period. An asset’s carrying amount is written
                                                                                                          Amortised cost is calculated as:
Each class of property, plant and equipment is        down immediately to its recoverable amount if                                                             (ii)   Loans and receivables
carried at cost or fair value as indicated less,      the asset’s carrying amount is greater than its     the amount at which the financial asset or
                                                                                                          financial liability is measured at initial            Loans and receivables are non-derivative
where applicable, any accumulated depreciation        estimated recoverable amount. Gains and losses
                                                                                                          recognition;                                          financial assets with fixed or determinable
and impairment losses.                                on disposals are determined by comparing
                                                                                                                                                                payments that are not quoted in an active
Plant and equipment                                   proceeds with the carrying amount. These            less principal repayments;
                                                                                                                                                                market and are subsequently measured at
                                                      gains and losses are included in the statement
Plant and equipment are measured on the cost                                                              plus or minus the cumulative amortisation of          amortised cost.
                                                      of comprehensive income.
basis less depreciation and impairment losses.                                                            the difference, if any, between the amount
                                                                                                                                                                Loans and receivables are included in current
Cost includes expenditure that is directly                                                                initially recognised and the maturity amount
                                                                                                                                                                assets, except for those which are not

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expected to mature within 12 months after the      unless the company has an unconditional right           higher of the asset’s fair value less costs to sell   for goods and services received by the company
end of the reporting year.                         to defer settlement of the liability for at least       and value in use, is compared to the asset’s          during the reporting period which remain
                                                   12 months after the reporting date.                     carrying value. Value in use is either the            unpaid. The balance is recognised as a current
(iii)    Held-to-maturity investments
                                                                                                           discounted cash flows relating to the asset or        liability with the amounts normally paid within
                                                   Fair value
Held-to-maturity investments are non-derivative                                                            depreciated replacement cost if the criteria in       30 days of recognition of the liability.
financial assets that have fixed maturities and    Fair value is determined based on current bid           AASB 136 ‘Impairment of Assets’ are met. Any
fixed or determinable payments, and it is the      prices for all quoted investments.                      excess of the asset’s carrying value over its
company’s intention to hold these investments                                                              recoverable amount is expensed to the statement       (i) Income tax
to maturity. They are subsequently measured                                                                of comprehensive income. Where it is not              No provision for income tax has been raised as
at amortised cost.                                 At the end of each reporting period, the company
                                                                                                           possible to estimate the recoverable amount           the company is exempt from income tax under
                                                   assess whether there is objective evidence
Held-to-maturity investments are included in                                                               of an individual asset, the company estimates         Div 50 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.
                                                   that a financial instrument has been impaired.
non-current assets, except for those which are                                                             the recoverable amount of the cash-generating
                                                   In the case of available-for-sale financial
expected to be realised within 12 months after                                                             unit to which the asset belongs.
                                                   instruments, a prolonged decline in the value
the end of the reporting period, which will be                                                                                                                   (j) Revenue and other income
                                                   of the instrument is considered to determine
classified as current assets.                                                                                                                                    Sale of goods
                                                   whether an impairment has arisen.                       (f)   Cash and cash equivalents
If during the period the company sold or                                                                                                                         Revenue from the sale of goods is recognised
                                                   Impairment losses are recognised through an             Cash and cash equivalents include cash on hand,
reclassified more than an insignificant amount                                                                                                                   upon the delivery of the goods to the customer.
                                                   allowance account for loans and receivables in          deposits held at call with banks, other short-term
of the held-to-maturity investments before
                                                   the statement of comprehensive income                   highly liquid investments with original maturities    Grant revenue
maturity, the entire held-to-maturity
                                                   Derecognition                                           of three months or less which are convertible
investments category would be tainted and                                                                                                                        Grant revenue is recognised in the statement
                                                                                                           to a known amount of cash and subject to an
reclassified as available-for-sale.                Financial assets are derecognised where the                                                                   of comprehensive income when the company
                                                                                                           insignificant risk of change in value, and bank
                                                   contractual rights to receipt of cash flows                                                                   obtains control of the grant, it is probable that
(iv)     Available‑for‑sale financial assets                                                               overdrafts. Bank overdrafts are shown within
                                                   expires or the asset is transferred to another                                                                the economic benefits gained from the grant
Available-for-sale financial assets are non-                                                               short-term borrowings in current liabilities on
                                                   party whereby the entity no longer has any                                                                    will flow to the entity and the amount of the
derivative financial assets that are either not                                                            the statement of financial position.
                                                   significant continuing involvement in the risks                                                               grant can be measured reliably. When grant
suitable to be classified into other categories                                                                                                                  revenue is received whereby the company
                                                   and benefits associated with the asset.
of financial assets due to their nature, or they                                                                                                                 incurs an obligation to deliver economic value
                                                   Financial liabilities are derecognised where the        (g)   Employee benefits
are designated as such by management. They                                                                                                                       directly back to the contributor, this is considered
                                                   related obligations are either discharged,
comprise investments in the equity of other                                                                Provision is made for the company’s liability         a reciprocal transaction and the grant revenue
                                                   cancelled or expired. The difference between
entities where there is neither a fixed maturity                                                           for employee benefits arising from services           is recognised in the statement of financial
                                                   the carrying value of the financial liability
nor fixed or determinable payments.                                                                        rendered by employees to the end of the               position as a liability until the service has been
                                                   extinguished or transferred to another party
                                                                                                           reporting year. Employee benefits that are            delivered to the contributor, otherwise the
Available-for-sale financial assets are included   and the fair value of consideration paid,
                                                                                                           expected to be settled within one year have           grant is recognised as income on receipt. Perth
in non-current assets, except for those which      including the transfer of non-cash assets or
                                                                                                           been measured at the amounts expected to be           Institute of Contemporary Arts Limited receives
are expected to be sold within 12 months after     liabilities assumed, is recognised in profit or loss.
                                                                                                           paid when the liability is settled. Contributions     non-reciprocal contributions of assets from
the end of the reporting period.
                                                                                                           are made by the company to an employee                the government and other parties for zero or a
(v)     Financial liabilities                                                                              superannuation fund and are charged as expenses
                                                   (e)   Impairment of non‑financial assets                                                                      nominal value. These assets are recognised at
Non-derivative financial liabilities (excluding                                                            when incurred.                                        fair value on the date of acquisition in the
                                                   At the end of each reporting year, the company
financial guarantees) are subsequently measured                                                                                                                  statement of financial position, with a
                                                   reviews the carrying values of its tangible and
at amortised cost. Fees payable on the                                                                                                                           corresponding amount of income recognised in
                                                   intangible assets to determine whether there            (h)   Trade and other payables
establishment of loan facilities are recognised                                                                                                                  the statement of comprehensive income.
                                                   is any indication that those assets have been
as transaction costs of the loan.                                                                          Trade and other payables represent the liability
                                                   impaired. If such an indication exists, the
                                                                                                           outstanding at the end of the reporting period
Borrowings are classified as current liabilities   recoverable amount of the asset, being the

                                                                                                                                                                                                          PAGE 55
Donations                                            (m)   Comparative figures                            Key judgements - Provision for Impairment of
Donations and bequests are recognised as             When required by Accounting Standards,
revenue when received.                               comparative figures have been adjusted to            Included in trade receivables at 31 December
                                                     conform to changes in presentation for the           2011 are amounts receivable from goods and
Interest revenue
                                                     current financial year.                              services delivered to customers for which
Interest revenue is recognised using the                                                                  there is doubt as to the recoverability of the
effective interest rate method, which for                                                                 amounts owing and consequently a provision
floating rate financial assets is the rate           (n) Critical accounting estimates and                for doubtful debts has been made for $1,000
inherent in the instrument.                          judgements                                           as at 31 December 2011.
Provision of services                                The directors evaluate estimates and judgements
                                                     incorporated into the financial statements
Revenue recognition relating to the provision                                                             (o)   Going concern
                                                     based on historical knowledge and best
of services is recognised upon the delivery of
                                                     available current information. Estimates             Subject to continued funding from both the
the service to the customers. All revenue is
                                                     assume a reasonable expectation of future            federal government via the Australia Council
stated net of the amount of goods and services
                                                     events and are based on current trends and           for Arts and the Western Australian government
tax (GST).
                                                     economic data, obtained both externally and          via the Department of Culture and the Arts, the
                                                     within the company.                                  Directors’ expectation is that PICA will continue
(k)   Goods and services tax (GST)                                                                        as a going concern. The company’s lease with
                                                     Key estimates - Impairment
                                                                                                          the state government for the building it occupies
Revenues, expenses and assets are recognised         The directors assess impairment at the end of        in the Perth Cultural Centre expires in July
net of the amount of GST, except where the           each reporting period by evaluating conditions       2012, and the company is in negotiations to
amount of GST incurred is not recoverable            specific to the company that may lead to             secure a new lease or an extension to the
from the Australian Tax Office. In these             impairment of assets. Where an impairment            existing one. The terms and conditions of the
circumstances the GST is recognised as part of       trigger exists, the recoverable amount of the        new lease or extension remain unknown.The
the cost of acquisition of the asset or as part of   asset is determined. Fair value less cost to sell    ability of the company to continue as a going
an item of the expense. Receivables and payables     or current replacement cost calculations             concern is also dependent upon it being able
in the statement of financial position are shown     performed in assessing recoverable amounts           to renew or extend the lease on acceptable
inclusive of GST. Cash flows are presented in        incorporate a number of key estimates.               terms or to obtain alternative premises from
the statement of cash flows on a gross basis,
                                                     Key estimates - In-kind Support                      which to operate.
except for the GST component of investing and
financing activities, which are disclosed as         The company received assistance from external
operating cash flows.                                parties during the year in the form of equipment
                                                     and vehicle hire, catering and sponsorship,
                                                     advertising and freight costs. In these instances,
(l)   Leases                                         the company has to assess a best estimate for the
Lease payments for operating leases, where           value of this in-kind support using values given
substantially all of the risks and benefits remain   by the external parties providing the support.
with the lessor, are charged as expenses in the
periods in which they are incurred.

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notEs to thE FInAnCIAl stAtEmEnts                                4     CAsh And CAsh EQuIvAlEnts

2     rEvEnuE And othEr InComE                                                                                                       $2011     $2010

                                                                 Cash on hand                                                        1,614     750
                                         $2011       $2010
                                                                 Cash at bank                                                        220,863   235,409
                                                                                                                                     222,477   236,159
Core grants                              926,737     912,664

Other grants                             264,629     183,096

Sponsorships/donations                   321,232     123,764     5     trAdE And othEr rECEIvAblEs
Earned income                            112,991     168,564                                                                  Note   $2011     $2010
Other                                    966         9,399       CURRENT
Interest                                 14,976      10,275      Trade receivables                                                   30,677    5,199

Bar and cafe sales                       34,242      31,941      Provision for impairment                                     5(a)   -1,000    –

Total Revenue                            1,675,773   1,439,703                                                                       29,677    5,199

Other Income
                                                                 (A)    Provision For Impairment Of Receivables
Capital grant                            –           165,998
                                                                 Movement in provision for impairment
Total Revenue and Other Income           1,675,773   1,605,701   of receivables is as follows:

                                                                 Balance at beginning of the year                                    –         –

                                                                 Charge for the year                                                 1,000     –
3     rEsult For thE yEAr
                                                                 Balance at end of the year                                          1,000     –
                                         $2011       $2010


Depreciation and Amortisation                                        F
                                                                 (B) 	 inancial	Assets	Classified		As	Loans	And	Receivables
Depreciation - plant and equipment       83,732      89,150
                                                                 Trade and other receivables
Leasehold improvements                   2,614       3,675
                                                                 Total current                                                13     29,677    5,199
Total Depreciation and Amortisation      86,346      92,825
                                                                 Financial assets                                                    29,677    5,199
Doubtful debts                           1,000       –

Rental expense on operating leases

Minimum lease payments                   4,785       4,325

Total rental expense                     4,785       4,325


Capital grant                            –           165,998

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6     InvEntorIEs                                                                                            8     othEr AssEts
                                                                                                                                                                                 $2011     $2010
                                                                           $2011             $2010
                                                                                                             Prepayments                                                         3,084     953
Stock - at cost                                                            2,463             2,888
                                                                                                                                                                                 3,084     953
                                                                           2,463             2,888

                                                                                                             9     trAdE And othEr PAyAblEs
7     ProPErt y, Pl Ant And EQuIPmEnt
                                                                                                                                                                          Note   $2011     $2010
Plant and equipment
                                                                                                             Trade payables                                                      73,441    27,325
At cost                                                                    743,522           758,756
                                                                                                             Sundry payables and accrued expenses                                30,300    26,780
Accumulated depreciation                                                   -547,460          -493,165
                                                                                                             Provision for employee benefits                                     42,669    27,030
Total plant and equipment                                                  196,062           265,591
                                                                                                             Deposits & bonds                                                    350       –

Motor vehicles                                                                                                                                                                   146,760   81,135

At cost                                                                    19,159            19,159          (A)   F
                                                                                                                   	 inancial	Liabilities	At	Amortised	Cost	Classified	
                                                                                                                   As Trade And Other Payables
Accumulated depreciation                                                   -19,159           -19,159

Leasehold improvements
                                                                                                             TRADE AND OTHER PAYABLES
At cost                                                                    145,064           131,525
                                                                                                             Total current                                                       146,760   81,135
Accumulated depreciation                                                   -125,566          -122,952
Total improvements                                                         19,498            8,573
                                                                                                             Provision for employee benefits                                     -42,669   -27,030

Total plant and equipment                                                  215,560           274,164
                                                                                                             Financial liabilities as trade and other payables            13     104,091   54,105

Total property, plant and equipment                                        215,560           274,164

                                                                                                             10    InComE In AdvAnCE
(A)    Movements in Carrying Amounts
                                                                                                                                                                                 $2011     $2010
Movement in the carrying amounts for each class of property, plant and equipment between the beginning and
the end of the current financial year:                                                                       Unspent grants (Note 19)                                            14,000    70,000

                                     Plant and          Motor              Leasehold                         Other deferred income                                               41        –
                                     Equipment $        Vehicles $         Improvements $    Total $
                                                                                                                                                                                 14,041    70,000
Balance at the beginning of year     265,591            –                  8,573             274,164

Additions                            14,203             –                  13,539            27,742

Depreciation expense                 -83,732            –                  -2,614            -86,346

Balance at 31 December 2011          196,062            –                  19,498            215,560

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11    rEsErvEs                                                                                                             13   FInAnCIAl rIsK mAnAGEmEnt

Improvement and equipment reserve                                                     36,000               36,000          The main risks Perth Institute of Contemporary     receivable and payable, bank loans and
                                                                                                                           Arts Limited is exposed to through its financial   overdrafts, loans to and from subsidiaries, bills,
Capital reserve                                                                       122,109              122,109
                                                                                                                           instruments are credit risk, liquidity risk and    leases, preference shares, and derivatives.
Total reserves                                                                        158,109              158,109         market risk consisting of interest rate risk,
                                                                                                                                                                              The totals for each category of financial
                                                                                                                           foreign currency risk and equity price risk.The
The general reserve was used in prior years to record amounts set aside to fund future equipment purchases and leasehold                                                      instruments, measured in accordance with AASB
                                                                                                                           company’s financial instruments consist mainly
improvements.The capital reserve represents funds received from capital grants.                                                                                               139 as detailed in the accounting policies to
                                                                                                                           of deposits with banks, local money market
                                                                                                                                                                              these financial statements, are as follows:
                                                                                                                           instruments, short-term investments, accounts

12    lEAsInG CommItmEnts
                                                                                                                                                                              Note             $2011             $2010

                                                                                                                           FINANCIAL ASSETS
(A)    Operating Lease Commitments
                                                                                                                           Cash and cash equivalents                          4                222,477           236,159
Non-cancellable operating leases contracted for but not
capitalised in the financial statements                                                                                    Loans and receivables                              5(b)             29,677            5,199

Payable - minimum lease payments:                                                                                          Total financial assets                                              252,154           241,358

No later than 1 year                                                                  5,220                5,220

Between 1 year and 5 years                                                            11,745               16,965          FINANCIAL LIABILITIES

                                                                                      16,965               22,185          Financial liabilities at amortised cost

                                                                                                                           Trade and other payables                           9(a)             104,091           54,105
The lease relates to hire of office equipment.

                                                                                                                           Total financial liabilities                                         104,091           54,105

(B)   Lease of Premises
 The company has entered into a lease of land and buildings with the Minister for Works for a period of 21 years
commencing 1 August 1991. The annual rental cost payable is $1 plus all outgoings as defined in the lease. The
leased land also includes buildings and improvements on the land.
                                                                                                                           14   mEmbErs’ GuArAntEE

                                                                                                                           The company is incorporated under the Corporations Act 2001 and is a company limited by
                                                                                                                           guarantee. If the company is wound up, the constitution states that each member is required to
                                                                                                                           contribute a maximum of $ 1 each towards meeting any outstandings and obligations of the
                                                                                                                           company. At 31 December 2011 the number of members was 91 (2010: 142).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      PAGE 63
15    IntErEsts oF KEy mAnAGEmEnt PErsonnEl                                                                    17   EvEnts AFtEr thE End oF thE                       18    ComPAny dEtAIls
                                                                                                                    rEPortInG PErIod
The total remuneration paid to key management personnel of the company is $ 161,193 (2010: $165,242).                                                                 The registered office and principal place of
                                                                                                               The financial statements were authorised for           business of the company is:
                                                                                                               issue on 19 April.                                     Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts Limited
16    CAsh Flow InFormAtIon                                                                                                                                           51 James St
                                                                                                                                                                      PERTH WA 6000
                                                           Note                 $2011               $2010

(A) Reconciliation of Cash

Cash at the end of the financial year as shown in the statement of cash flows is reconciled to items in the    19   GrAnts
statement of financial position as follows:
                                                                                                                                                   Unexpended                                                 Unexpended
Cash and cash equivalents                                  4                    222,477             236,159
                                                                                                                                                   grants b/fwd                                               grants c/fwd to
                                                                                                                                                   from previous      Grant income         Grant expendi-     next financial
                                                                                                                                                   financial year $   received this year $ ture this year $   year $

(B)   	 econciliation	of	Result	for	the	Year	to	Cashflows	From	Operating	
      R                                                                                                        AUSTRALIA COUNCIL CORE GRANTS
                                                                                                               Visual Arts Board annual            –                  110,566             -110,566            –
Reconciliation of net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
                                                                                                               Visual Arts Craft Strategy          –                  159,020             -159,020            –
Profit for the year                                                             -55,768             53,644
                                                                                                                                                   –                  269,586             -269,586            –
Cash	flows	excluded	from	profit	attributable
to operating activities                                                                                        STATE ARTS FUNDING
Non‑cash flows in profit:                                                                                      DCA Core Grant                      –                  413,609             -413,609            –

depreciation                                                                    86,346              92,825     DCA Visual Arts Craft Strategy      –                  243,542             -243,542            –

impairment of receivables                                                       1,000               –
                                                                                                                                                   –                  657,151             -657,151            –
Changes in assets and liabilities, net of the effects of
purchase and disposal of subsidiaries:                                                                         Total Core Grants                   –                  926,737             -926,737            –

(increase)/decrease in trade and other receivables                              -25,478             16,668

(increase)/decrease in prepayments                                              -2,131              15,763
                                                                                                               OTHER GRANTS
(increase)/decrease in inventories                                              425                 -1,277
                                                                                                               Australia Council Presenter Grant   –                  50,000              -40,000             10,000
increase/(decrease) in trade and other payables                                 49,636              -40,494
                                                                                                               The Trust Company                   20,000             –                   -20,000             –
increase/(decrease) in grants in advance                                        -56,000             -120,998
                                                                                                               Ian Potter Foundation               50,000             –                   -50,000             –
increase/(decrease) in deposits and bonds                                       350                 -1,000
                                                                                                               Other Grants                        –                  102,264             -98,264             4,000
increase/(decrease) in employee benefits                                        15,639              -304
                                                                                                                                                   70,000             208,629             -264,629            14,000
increase/(decrease) in income in advance                                        41                  -2,725

                                                                                                               Total                               70,000             1,135,366           -1,191,366          14,000
Cashflow from operations                                                        14,060              12,102

(C)   Credit Standby Arrangement and Loan Facilities

The company has no credit standby or loan facilities.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   PAGE 65
The directors of the company declare that:          IndEPEndEnt AudItor’s rEPort                         making those risk assessments, the auditor
                                                                                                         considers internal control relevant to the
1.   The financial statements and notes, as set
                                                    To the members of Perth Institute of                 entity’s preparation of the financial report that
     out on pages 47 to 65, are in accordance
                                                    Contemporary Art Limited                             gives a true and fair view in order to design
     with the Corporations Act 2001 and:
                                                    We have audited the accompanying financial           audit procedures that are appropriate in the
a.   comply with Accounting Standards -                                                                  circumstances, but not for the purpose of
                                                    report of Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
     Reduced Disclosure Requirement; and                                                                 expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of
                                                    Limited, which comprises the statement of
b.   give a true and fair view of the financial     financial position as at 31 December 2011, the       the entity’s internal control. An audit also
     position as at 31 December 2011 and of         statement of comprehensive income, statement         includes evaluating the appropriateness of
     the performance for the year ended on          of changes in equity and statement of cash flows     accounting policies used and the reasonableness
     that date of the company.                      for the year then ended, notes comprising a          of accounting estimates made by the directors,
                                                    summary of significant accounting policies and       as well as evaluating the overall presentation
2.   In the directors’ opinion, there are
                                                    other explanatory information, and the               of the financial report.
     reasonable grounds to believe that the
                                                    directors’ declaration.                              We believe that the audit evidence we have
     company will be able to pay its debts as
     and when they become due and payable.          Directors’ Responsibility for the Financial Report   obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide
     This declaration is made in accordance                                                              a basis for our audit opinion.
                                                    The directors of the Company are responsible
     with a resolution of the Board of Directors.                                                        Independence
                                                    for the preparation of the financial report that
                                                    gives a true and fair view in accordance with        In conducting our audit, we have complied with
                                                    Australian Accounting Standards’ reduced             the independence requirements of the
                                                    disclosure requirements and the Corporations         Corporations Act 2001. We confirm that the
                                                    Act 2001 and for such internal control as the        independence declaration required by the
                                                    directors determine is necessary to enable the       Corporations Act 2001, which has been given to
                                                    preparation of the financial report that is free     the directors of Perth Institute of Contemporary
                                                    from material misstatement, whether due to           Art Limited, would be in the same terms if
Dated 19 April 2012                                 fraud or error.                                      given to the directors as at the time of this
                                                                                                                                                             DRY KIRKNESS
                                                    Auditor’s Responsibility                             auditor’s report.
                                                                                                                                                             Chartered Accountants
                                                    Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the   Opinion
                                                    financial report based on our audit. We conducted    In our opinion, the financial report of Perth
                                                    our audit in accordance with Australian Auditing     Institute of Contemporary Art Limited is in
                                                    Standards. Those standards require that we           accordance with the Corporations Act 2001,
                                                    comply with relevant ethical requirements            including:
                                                    relating to audit engagements and plan and
                                                                                                         a. giving a true and fair view of the Company’s
                                                    perform the audit to obtain reasonable                                                                   P J LAMPRELL-JARRETT
                                                                                                         financial position as at 31 December 2011 and
                                                    assurance about whether the financial report is                                                          Partner
                                                                                                         of its performance for the year ended on that
                                                    free from material misstatement.
                                                                                                         date; and
                                                    An audit involves performing procedures to
                                                                                                         b. complying with Australian Accounting
                                                    obtain audit evidence about the amounts and
                                                                                                         Standards’ reduced disclosure requirements          Date: 19 April 2012
                                                    disclosures in the financial report. The
                                                                                                         and the Corporations Regulations 2001.              West Perth
                                                    procedures selected depend on the auditor’s
                                                    judgement, including the assessment of the                                                               Western Australia
                                                    risks of material misstatement of the financial
                                                    report, whether due to fraud or error. In

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PICA / ANNUAL REPORT 2011                                                                                               PICA / ANNUAL REPORT 2011


thE boArd                                                     CAsuAl stAFF

Margaret Moore Chair                                          Gallery Attendants,      Amy Perejuan                   George Egerton-Warburton
Roshana Lewis Deputy Chair                                    FOH and Ushers           Andrew Purvis                  Anthony Kelly
Tony Chong Treasurer                                                                   Agatha Snowball                Jürgen Kerkovius
                                                              Neil Adlum
Franklin Gaffney                                                                       Gemma Weston                   Damon Lockwood
                                                              Alisa Blakeney
Pamela Hass                                                                            Ashleigh Whyte                 Tom Penney
                                                              Lyndon Blue
Matthew Howison
                                                              Karyn Cameron            Technical                      Bar
Julie Robson (until 6 December)
                                                              Blake Chitty
Amy Barrett-Lennard (ex-officio)                                                       Ray Bradbury Head Technician   Tom Ciantar
                                                              Jessica Darlow
                                                                                       Joe Lui                        Alexander Coles
                                                              Anna Dunnill
                                                                                       Gareth Simmonds                Jackson Eaton
                                                              David Egan
PErmAnEnt stAFF                                                                                                       Benjamin Forster
                                                              Frankie Hipkins          Installation
                                                                                                                      Razali Mohamad
                                                              Katie Keady              Ray Bradbury
Amy Barrett-Lennard Director                                                                                          David Robb
                                                              Damon Lockwood           Lyle Branson
Richard Mackay-Scollay Business Manager                                                                               Carley Ternes
                                                              Minaxi May               Claire Canham
Leigh Robb Curator                                                                                                    Andrew Varano
                                                              Tom Penney               Consuelo Cavaniglia
Tara Daniel Education Program Manager
George Tsadlias Communications Manager (from February 2011)
Andrew Beck Venue Production Manager
Jo Malone Development Manager                                 IntErns, voluntEErs
Tim Carter Special Projects Co-Ordinator                      & worK ExPErIEnCE
Anthony Kelly Installation Manager (from March 2011)
Janet Carter Installation Manager (to March 2011)             Blake Chitty             Ariane Katscherian             Jasmin Chiellini
Renae Coles Front of House Manager                            Sophie Fosdick-McGrath   Kieran Gibson-MacFarlane       Frances Wilkinson
Kath Greville Marketing and Administration Assistant          Miranda Stephens         Audrey Allen                   Matthew Mason
James Hensby Designer (to September 2011)                     Shirin Marshall          Rebecca Orchard                Katherine Ramsden
Val Denton Bookkeeper                                         Juliette Sorgiovanni     Lauren Stokes                  Stuart McMillan
                                                              Sophie Kinnane           Carley Ternes                  Sarah Pallister
                                                              Alessandra Orsi          Holly O’Meehan                 Muse Sun
                                                              Rachel Ciesla            Kauser Essa                    Jenna Downing
                                                              Joanna Sulkowski         Vivien Chu                     Topaz Wende
                                                              Bernadette Neeling       Sophie Burgoyne                Jenny Hill
                                                              Nastaran Ghadiri         Hannah Hughes Ellis            Sam Leung
                                                              Emiko Watanabe           Louise Abbott                  Tamara Hill
                                                              Hannah Rule              Vivienne Matthews


                                                              Mick Barlow Stringer     Eric Sankey                    Andrew McIntyre
                                                              Tonne Gramme             Financial Management           Morris Hargreaves McIntyre
                                                              Graphic Design                                          Strategic Change Management

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PICA / ANNUAL REPORT 2011                                                                                                                                                                                 PICA / ANNUAL REPORT 2011


lEAdInG donors                                                                                               FoundAtIons

Dr Harold Schenberg Bequest
Tim Bradsmith

Art1000 donors
                                                                                                             PrInCIPAl PArtnEr – EduCAtIon ProGrAm
Amy Barrett-Lennard           Robyn Glindemann                     Tony Nathan                                                                                                        別紙①
Sandra Barrett-Lennard        Angela & Robert Kirklan              Ben & Kate Opie
Liza & Michael Blakiston      Jan Kulski & Dianne Paolucci         Connie Petrillo
Sally Calder                  Roshana Lewis                        Andy Robb                                                
                                                                                                                    色の指定  紫PMS2665C 
                                                                                                                                     もしくは     DIC225、
                                                                                                                            グレーPMSC cool gray10C もしくは DIC553 または スミ80% 
Tony Chong                    Justin Mannolini                     Julie Robson
                                                                                                             AutomotIvE PArtnEr
Alan Dodge                    Melissa Lekias & Stormie Mills       Bruno Santerelli
Giles Everist                 Hamish Milne & Zoe Lenard            Linda Savage
Franklin Gaffney              Fred & Georgina Nagle                Geoff Warn
Mark Gerus                    Margaret Moore

In KInd PArtnErs                                                                                             mA Jor PArtnErs

Aalto                         Heyder & Shears                      Printezy
Ad Hoc Wine                   Keepad Interactive                   RTRFM 92.1
Aesop                         Koko Black                           STM
Beans & Bunches               Lauder & Howard                      Wild Swan Distilling
Brave New World               Liquid Library                       Company                                   IntErnAtIonAl CulturAl PArtnErs
Empire Highgate               Little Creatures                     Windows Winery
EPRA                          Madfish Wines                        Write Light Neon
Feral Brewing                 MCG Technology
Greenhouse                    Memory Lane

                                                                                                             CulturAl PArtnErs

                                                                                                             PublIC FundInG PArtnErs

                                                                                                                                                                 PICA’s ongoing programs are primarily supported by an investment from the State of
                                                                                                                                                                 Western Australia through the Department of Culture and the Arts in association with
                                                                                                                                                                 Lotterywest, assistance from the Australian Government through the Australia Council,
                                                                                                                                                                 its arts funding and advisory body. PICA is supported by the Visual Arts and Craft
                                                               <                                                                                                 Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.
                                                                Toyota Rukus Launch. Photo: Toni Wilkinson

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