Feeling very privileged to be chosen for the PICA (Perth Institute of Contemporary Art) Hatched exhibition this year – an annual showcase of selected works from art colleges all around Australia.
Carol was carefully packaged up in a giant Raider’s of the Lost Ark style crate by the good marketing people at Sydney College of the Arts, and shipped to the other side of Australia.
I did not make my way over in a crate, but arrived in one piece just the same. With husband in tow, we took PICA up on their kind offer of an insider art tour of Perth, discovered some of the city’s most secretive small bars and attended the main event: Hatched opening night.
The populace of Perth must have shown up that night too, as PICA’s substantial gallery spaces and corridors writhed with people. This did nothing to quell my opening night stage fright which manifested itself in a stand-off situation with my designated name tag. Several sparkling wines later, I managed to give in to the intensity and slapped on the giant sticker. As a good friend of mine always says on nights like these “It’s showtime!”
For more information on the show including press and artist bios, check out PICA’s website.