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News - 14th of March 2024

PICA Reveals Ambitious 2024 Artistic Program

PICA Reveals Ambitious 2024 Artistic Program

Finding opportunity in change, the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) have today announced their 2024 artistic program – introducing a bold reinterpretation of the building, as they creatively respond to Perth Cultural Centre’s redevelopment and invite audiences to experience the building in new ways.

Committed to producing and presenting works from the most fierce and formidable Australian and international contemporary artists, PICA is thrilled to embark on a major internal building reorientation with site-specific commissions from Agatha Gothe-Snape and Diana Baker SmithJoan Jonas (US) re-animation of the building through several performances of her iconic work Mirror Piece I and IIDecibel’s transformation of the building into a site of musical immersion with a celebration of David Lynch’s iconic Twin Peaks; a dedicated season of performance presented in PICA’s iconic Central Gallery; and celebrated WA artist Jack Ball returning for a large-scale immersive sculptural installation. 2024 also sees PICA’s annual flagship exhibition the Hatched: National Graduate Show celebrate its 33rd year.
Located within Perth’s Cultural Centre, PICA is the place to experience the very best of local Australian and international contemporary arts in Western Australia. A dedicated multi-arts organisation with over 30 years’ experience working with artists across their careers, PICA presents four seasons of programming a year ensuring connections are forged not only between artists and audiences but across art forms, cultures and geographies.
A site of creation, connection and conversation, PICA continues to be at the forefront of artist development and presentation in Western Australia. In 2024 PICA remains dedicated to sharing space and nurturing practice within the building, presenting a reimagined and expanded studio and creative development program.

With both local and international residency opportunities, PICA’s International Exchange Programoffers WA and Perth-based artists cross-cultural experiences in Taiwan, Makassar, Marseille and New Delhi; while PICA also welcomes a further 22 artists into the building through its new Hyper Local and Quick Response studios, with visiting artists including the likes of Lucille MartinAndi Nur Azimah (IND), Tom BlakeIlona McGuireSid Pattni, David AttwoodMichael BanksThe And TheatreMark HaslamMuriel HillionSchool of Critical Arts and JC.

Speaking to 2024’s artistic program, PICA’s CEO/Director Hannah Mathews says: ‘The PICA team are excited to be working with the building in new ways, and look forward to presenting and producing works from some of the world’s most curious and enquiring contemporary artists. ‘Through the challenges we face for 2024, PICA remains committed to artists – sharing space and nurturing practice within the building – across all art forms, cultures, geographies and careers, supporting sustainability of practice as needed. ‘For artists, audiences and other communities it serves, PICA is a hub for exchanging conversation, resources, and new ideas.’ 

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