Time & Date

10:30am to 11:30am
26 Feb 2022

Join us at PICA for a tactile tour of Katie West’s exhibition We hold you close.

Drawing together textiles, sound, storytelling, and community practice, York-based Yindjibarndi artist Katie West has created her most ambitious project to date for PICA’s vast central gallery spaces.

Katie West’s vibrant installation comprises layered textile works that carry the colours and scents of country within an immersive video and soundscape made in collaboration with York-based composer Simon Charles and featuring string musicians Djuna Lee and Jameson Feakes.

Visitors to the exhibition are invited to sit on hand-dyed soft-furnishings, sip a cup of tea, and join in the making of hand-twisted string from repurposed fabric. Over the course of the exhibition, the string becomes an ever expanding supportive structure made by all who have visited.

Bookings are essential and limited. Please email or call 9228 6300 to book.


DADAA respectfully acknowledges the Whadjuk and Yued people of the Noongar nation and the Southern Yamatji Peoples, the traditional owners of the lands upon which DADAA operates. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

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