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 12–5pm. Our exhibitions are always free.

Archive Learning Resources

Discover a wide range of educational resources produced by artists, guest curators, local writers and the PICA team. They include exhibition essays, artist videos, extended labels, activity sheets and more, and relate to PICA’s past exhibitions, performances, public programs and other events.

Catastrophes Learning

Hatched Learning

Two men stand on a darkened stage with one arm outstretched

Marrugeku Learning

PICA Art Talks

Since 2022 PICA has been producing video interviews with the various creatives who have participated in our multi-arts program. Here you will find informative and educational video context with exhibiting artists, presenting performers, studio residency participants along with audio recordings of artist talks, panel discussions and other events.

PICA Art Talks: Agatha Gothe-Snape

Known for her distinct methodologies for mediating space and our relationships to it, Gothe-Snape brings the full force of her conceptual and formal rigour to this new threshold to address ...notions of space, site and hospitality. Gothe-Snape has been working with PICA staff, the organisation’s archives, previous program participants and the architecture to spatialise the new foyer as ‘a site of function, relation and history, creating a distinct environment of colour, form and expectation; a place of both conviviality and transition.’

IT IS THE COLOUR OF AN IDEA THAT WILL NOT COMPLETE ITSELF was commissioned through the generosity of the Ungar Family Foundation.

Agatha Gothe-Snape
IT IS THE COLOUR OF AN IDEA THAT WILL NOT COMPLETE ITSELF
Video: Edwin Siit
[+] Show More

2022

Nathan Beard: A Puzzlement

A Puzzlement Room Sheet
A Puzzlement Wall Labels

Pilar Mata Dupont: Las Hormigas/The Ants

Las Hormigas/The Ants Room Sheet
Las Hormigas/ The Ants Wall Labels

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.

Hatched 2022 – Think: Secondary Student Worksheet [PDF]
Hatched 2022 – Teach: Educator Resource [PDF]

We hold you close – 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.

We hold you close – Think: Secondary Student Worksheet [PDF]
We hold you close – Teach: Educator Resource [PDF]