At PICA we recognise that we are situated within the unceded lands of the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation. We pay our respects and offer our gratitude to Elders past and present, and to those emerging leaders in the community. We acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the importance of their care and continued connection to culture, community and Country.

Always was, always will be.

Our galleries are open today 10am–3pm. Our exhibitions are always free.

Breeze: Perth–Makassar Residency

Breeze: Perth–Makassar Residency

A new initiative in 2024, this four-week exchange provides a platform for knowledge gathering, the exploration of cultural connections and opportunities to develop intercultural relations between Western Australia and Makassar. This exchange program will see an artist from Makassar, Indonesia spend four weeks at PICA, with a WA artist on exchange in Makassar, hosted by Rumata’ Artspace and Universitas Negeri Makassar (UNM).  

Applications close on 23 October 2023 at 5pm, with successful applicants notified by mid-November. 

City and Country

Makassar, Indonesia

About Rumata Artspace

This residency is realised in partnership with Rumata’ Artspace and the Faculty of Arts and Design Universitas Negeri Makassar. Both organisations work together to support visiting artists in their connection with the local arts community and research. 

Rumata’ Artspace provides a site for experimentation and dialogue towards new connections and projects. Rumata’ does not have a traditional studio space. It is more focused on facilitating meetings, research and dialogue between people and is suited for those practioners who have an interest in an independently-driven structure for research and engagement.   The Faculty of Arts and Design Universitas Negeri Makassar (FSD UNM) is the only art and design faculty in eastern Indonesia and provides collaboration spaces with students and the arts community in Makassar.  

  Rumata’ Artspace in collaboration with Faculty of Art and Design UNM welcomes practitioners that are interested in learning more about the long relationship between First Nations Australians and Makassans and their shared histories. 




Residency Dates

Four weeks between 20 May – 17 June 2024

Residency Focus

Breeze focuses on the exchange of ideas and artistic practices, elements that can be the winds of change. Focused between Perth and Makassar, these two places have long been linked by the historical and cultural ties between Australian First Nations and Makassan people whose connection pre-dates colonisation.  

Applicants identifying as First Nations will be prioritised for the BREEZE Exchange Program.   

Type of Studio

Meeting and research space provided at Rumata’ Artspace. 


Hotel accommodation with private bedroom and bathroom. 


Kitchen, wifi, air conditioning, swimming pool 


Logistic support from UNM faculty, publicity for events, curator/studio visits

Opportunities to Present Work 

Open studio event 

Expectation of Artists

Artist talk/open studio event, engagement with UNM students  

Nearest International Airport

Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport

Supported by North Metropolitan TAFE & Department of Local Government, Sport & Cultural Industries through a Sector Development Grant.