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PCP is pleased to present two solo exhibitions by local WA artists, Connie Petrillo and Cynthia Verspaget.
Join us for our first 2018 exhibition opening on 
February 15th, 2018. 

The Lost Child 
Connie Petrillo
16 February - 15 March 2018 
7/436 Hay Street, Subiaco
























































The Lost Child
, challenges the audience to examine how they view children in art, and asks if this part of 
artistic representation should slip into obscurity and be completely removed from our gaze. 
How would Dodgson’s Alice Liddell as a beggar-girl be without Alice Liddell? 
How would Balthus’ Therese be without Therese?
 

Connie Petrillo is a Perth based artist whose work  reflects and challenges local and national events on
social issues that affect her as both an artist and a woman. She 
is well known for her controversial 
artistic style and also for examining the ways in which we represent our children.
Her previous photomedia work has challenged the way in which we unnecessarily sexualise our 
children and take away their innocence.

Opening event: 15th of Februrary 2018, 6.30pm.


Extended Landfall Cynthia Verspaget



Extended Landfall is the instinctive ‘knowing’ of oncoming land by ancient seafarers through sensory anomalies 
such as the smell of grass, the presence of particular animals, sea swells and so on, gathered well before any 
land is seen. It is in this moment that imaginings of place become charged with anticipatory emotions provoking 
fantastical and frightful potential.   

This work is set from the artist view as the Australian daughter of an immigrant family who first arrived on the 
shores of Fremantle before settling in Australia.  It intersects perspectives of place and self with the fear and 
fantasy of location. 

Cynthia Verspaget is a Western Australian artist and researcher whose creative practice spans over several 
decades. 
Her works encompass disciplines such as new media and technology in general, and BioArt in particular.  
Her work aspires to observe, comment on and challenge technological, scientific (and artistic) practices.

Exhibition dates: 16 February - 17 March 2018
Opening event: 15th of Februrary 2018, 6.30pm.

Free admission, cash bar, all welcome, please RSVP to info@pcp.org.au.


Image: Cynthia Verspaget, Untitled Illumination 1, 2017, Giclee print, electronic illumination. 110 x 86 cm

                              
      Images © the artists (L-R)  Samantha Hughes, Cristina De Middel, Graham Miller, Erwin Olaf, Zoe Croggin (2016 & 2017 exhibitors)