PICA School Tour. Photo by Annie Harvey.


PICA School Tour. Photo by Annie Harvey.


PICA School Tour. Photo by Annie Harvey.


PICA School Tour. Photo by Annie Harvey.

PICA’s learning program is designed to foster creativity and innovation through hands-on experience with contemporary art.

PICA brings students and teachers up close and personal with contemporary artists, dancers, theatre-makers, musicians and innovators across a wide range of disciplines through an exciting program of events, activities and online resources.

Your primary and secondary school students can connect with contemporary art and ideas through tours designed to link to the curriculum.

Comprehensive Education Notes for previous exhibitions are available below.

For more information, contact info@pica.org.au or 9228 6300.


Hatched National Graduate Show 2022

Hatched: National Graduate Show 2022 presents the work of leading emerging artists recently graduated from art schools across the nation. Since establishing Hatched in 1992 PICA has worked with generations of makers and watched many of them establish themselves as leading artists with enduring practices.

Selected by a panel of national and international artists and curators, the artists exhibiting as part of Hatched present a tantalising glimpse into the diverse and exciting practices of arts graduates in Australia, whose unique visions of the future are both urgent and compelling.

We hold you close by Katie West

Working with textiles and locally sourced plant matter, York-based artist Katie West’s immersive installations invite us to reconsider our relationship with the natural environment and each other. In her largest and most ambitious project to-date, We hold you close is a song for material intimacy that invites us to interact and engage in a sensory experience.

Gathering and learning from materials and one another is fundamental to West’s practice. In developing the exhibition, West invited friends and family to a natural dyeing workshop at her home on Noongar Ballardong boodja in York. Over two days, the group walked along the bilya collecting plant material. They made dye bundles and immersed them into pots of water on an open fire, to bubble away and become infused with the colour and scent of country. The group shared time around the fire, ate lunch, and drank cups of tea, waiting for the dye pot to do its work.

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