The PICA Hub is an easily accessible, family-friendly space where PICA presents artist-designed activities for audiences to engage their mind and creative spirit. These activities connect with PICA’s seasonal program, drawing on key ideas, themes and narratives that appear in the work of those artists presenting in the PICA building that season. Visitors are encouraged to take their time and enjoy these slow-making, creative learning opportunities – engaging in conversation, reflection and creation.
Roberta Joy Rich: Power to the People
Artist Roberta Joy Rich explores the history of people standing up for their rights and protesting in public spaces. She draws attention to her family’s experiences in South Africa during Apartheid and the experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia. The word Apartheid means ‘apartness’ and ‘separateness’. It describes the system used to separate Black people from White people in South Africa between 1950s to 1960s.
Helen Johnson: Care and Connection: Engaging the Mind and Body
During their visit students can take a break in the PICA Hub and take part in an all-ages art activity designed by artist, Helen Johnson. These activities emphasise the creative process as an important way for individuals to express themselves and explore their inner world. The act of creating can provide insights into thoughts and feelings. Our PICA Hub activities highlight the benefits of creating art by engaging the mind and body in grounding, soothing experiences as part of holistic well-being and mindfulness practices.
Hatched: Sustainable Slow-making and Skill Sharing at Hatched
During their visit, students can get creative in the PICA Hub and take part in an all-ages activity designed by one of the graduating Australian artists in the Hatched exhibition. These activities emphasise the Sustainability cross-curriculum priority through hands-on experimentation with recycled materials and slow-making practices. Students are invited to create together, sharing their skills, knowledge and experiences while fostering social bonds and a sense of belonging.
To learn more about our PICA Hub please contact PICA’s Learning and Access Manager, Jenn Garland at
Supported by the City of Perth.