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News - November 8 2022

PICA launches Friday night summer series, PICA After Dark

Throughout November and December, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) will throw open its doors for a free series of late-night music, art, and film […]

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News - October 26 2022

PICA welcomes new CEO 

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) is excited to announce the appointment of its new CEO, Hannah Mathews.  Following an extensive search to fill this […]

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News - October 11 2022

WA artist Nathan Beard’s mischievous reflection on Thai diasporic identity

Boorloo (Perth) multidisciplinary artist Nathan Beard presents a mischievous reflection on Thai diasporic identity and its construction for his new body of work, A Puzzlement, […]

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News - October 11 2022

Latinx artist Pilar Mata Dupont’s vivid exploration into intergenerational memory

Latinx visual artist and filmmaker Pilar Mata Dupont presents a vivid exploration of intergenerational storytelling and the fragmentation of memory in Las Hormigas/The Ants – […]

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News - October 4 2022

PICA launches tongue-in-cheek fundraising campaign to replace its Performance Space seats 

On Friday 30 September, the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) launched its new fundraising campaign – #PICANoNumbBums – to replace its “notoriously uncomfortable” Performance […]

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News - September 9 2022

PICA announces an international residency exchange with Taipei & Singapore

The Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) is proud to launch the inaugural Asia Pacific Exchange Program with Taipei Artist Village (Taiwan) and Grey Projects […]

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News - August 22 2022

PICA announces 2022 XR Hackathon artists

Six artists have been selected to participate in PICA’s XR Hackathon program, now in its second year, which runs from August to September 2022. This […]

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News - July 11 2022

Elizabeth Willing awarded PICA’s inaugural Judy Wheeler Commission

Elizabeth Willing (QLD) has received the inaugural Judy Wheeler Commission to produce a site-specific work for the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) in 2023.  […]

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News - June 22 2022

PICA announces the departure of Director of 16 years, Amy Barrett-Lennard

After 16 remarkable years as Director, Amy Barrett-Lennard has decided to step down from the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA). Ms Barrett-Lennard joined PICA […]

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News - June 14 2022

XR Hackathon Returns

The PICA XR Hackathon program returns for 2022! Following a hugely successful pilot program in 2021, PICA is expanding opportunities for artists of all backgrounds […]

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News - March 18 2022

PICA receives major gift to establish the Judy Wheeler Commission

The Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) is thrilled to announce that it has received a major donation that will support a new decade long […]

Amrita Hepi Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery
News - March 1 2022

A Program Update

In light of the announcement by the WA State Government introducing Level 2 public health measures from Thursday 3 March, we wanted to share how […]

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