The Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) is proud to announce that 2016 will see 34 new graduates presenting work as a part of the ‘Hatched: National Graduate Show.’ PICA is especially proud that 25 of the 34 are women. This timely announcement follows International Women’s Day and the launch of The Countess Report, a benchmarking project and online resource on gender equality in the Australian contemporary art sector.
The Countess Report found that women make up only 34% of artists exhibited in Australia’s state museums so to have 74% of ‘Hatched’ made up of women artists is very exciting for PICA!
The selection process for ‘Hatched’, now in its 25th year, is a rigorous one. Students are nominated by their art school with the final selection made by an industry panel. This year’s panel was made up of: Nadia Johnson (‘Hatched’ Curator), Minaxi May (Education Programs Curator, PICA), Alyce Neal (The Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne) and Andrew Varano (artist, curator, ‘Hatched’ alumni). PICA would like to congratulate all of the selected artists!
Hatched 2016 Artists:
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)
From 13 May, 2016
Laetitia Olivier Gargano, The mushrooms between my toes, 2015