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.

We are open today from 10am to 5pm. Our exhibitions are always free.

Show Category: Archive

PICA has a thirty-plus year history of exhibitions, performance, dance, sound, experimentation, studios, creative developments, and more. You’ll find many of our projects documented online in our archive, including visual documentation, commissioned texts, audio recordings, video interviews and various announcements.

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Free – $22

Weekends at PICA

10 February 2024

On Saturday 10 February, our new Bunuru season is celebrated with a day-long program of …

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Image: Hatched National Graduate Show, installation view, 2022, photo: David Cox
Free

PICA After Dark: 8 February

08 February 2024

PICA After Dark: Bunuru Season Opening 2024 Join us for PICA’s Bunuru season opening with …

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Susan Hauri-Downing & Tarsh Bates

Susan Hauri-Downing & Tarsh Bates (WA)

22 January - 18 February 2024

While undertaking their Quick Response residence at PICA, Susan Hauri-Downing and Tarsh Bates will develop …

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Tash Maeva (WA)

08 - 21 January 2024

Tash Maeva’s project Spinifex on my side explores the stark differences between rural living and city …

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Michael Banks Camping Out In My Father’s Land 2023 acrylic and watercolour on canvas 40h x 50w Photo Susie Waller

Michael Banks (WA)

08 - 21 January 2024

Michael Banks is a self-taught artist whose paintings are drawn from vibrant memories of his …

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Izzy McDonald by Dylan Le'Mon

Izzy McDonald (WA)

08 - 21 January 2024

During her Quick Response residency, Izzy McDonald will be working on Diving for Dust, a new …

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Free

Spirit of Giving: DIY Potato Print Gift Wrapping

09 December 2023

Make your own handmade wrapping and cards this festive season with PICA! Inspired by Elizabeth …

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$25–35

At the End of the Land – Too Close to the Sun

28 November - 02 December 2023

World Premiere “A company known for installation theatre works that combine intense performances with stunning …

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Image: Hatched National Graduate Show, installation view, 2022, photo: David Cox
Free

PICA After Dark 2023

10 November - 15 December 2023

Returning in 2023, start your weekend at PICA After Dark, a series of Friday-night music …

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Guest viewing Roberta Joy Rich's exhibition, The Purple Shall Govern.

Weekends at PICA: Roberta Joy Rich & Whadjuk Noongar Elder Sandra Harben

04 November 2023

PICA marks the opening of Roberta Joy Rich’s solo exhibition The Purple Shall Govern with …

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Roberta Joy Rich

The Purple Shall Govern

03 November - 31 December 2023

Naarm (Melbourne) based artist Roberta Joy Rich takes the transformative Purple Rain Protest as the …

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Free

Roberta Joy Rich – The Purple Shall Govern

03 November - 31 December 2023

Naarm (Melbourne) based artist Roberta Joy Rich takes the transformative Purple Rain Protest as the …

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Free

Looking Up

02 November - 04 December 2023

Looking Up is an outdoor projection series featuring works by several artists who all have …

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GFE (girlfriend experience) Jacinta Larcombe

Jacinta Larcombe

23 October - 05 November 2023

GFE (Girlfriend Experience) examines the social and anti-social animal in all of us. Loneliness is …

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Free

Mutual Love Society: A morning of poetry and conversation

15 October 2023

Join us for a morning of poetry, writing and discussion centred on themes of memory, …

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$10

2023 AWESOME Festival Presents: Sea of Light –Patch Theatre

26 - 30 September 2023

Embark on a journey of imagination in this illuminating interactive installation by Patch Theatre. With …

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$25–35

TWO – Raghav Handa

20 - 23 September 2023

WA Premiere In traditional Indian Kathak (pronounced “Kah-tahk”), the dancer must never touch the drums. …

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Free

Quiet Hour: Low sensory gallery session

20 September - 18 October 2023

Every Wednesday from 10–11am, PICA presents Quiet Hour, a low-sensory session for people of all …

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Free

Elham Eshraghian-Haakansson – Virtual Architecture of Empathy

19 - 24 September 2023

In her powerful virtual reality (VR) work, Virtual Architecture of Empathy, Iranian-Australian artist Elham Eshraghian-Haakansson explores how …

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Sarah Nelson

28 August - 14 September 2023

Into the Fog This residency supports the creative development of Into the Fog – a physically charged multidisciplinary performance …

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Donita Cruz, Rachel Adams & Jennifer Mackenzie: WAAPA Resident Artists

28 August - 08 September 2023

WA-based Filipino artists Donita Cruz, Rachel Adams, and Jennifer (Efa) Mackenzie delve deep into Filipino …

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$25–35

Catastrophes – Renée Newman & Ella Hetherington

16 - 26 August 2023

World Premiere In Catastrophes Renée Newman and Ella Hetherington are brutally honest friends juggling imminent …

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Moses Tan: Open Studio & Photo Booth

10 August 2023

Bring your favourite houseplant to PICA and participate in Singaporean-based artist Moses Tan’s houseplant photo …

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Storytellers Project: Sculpture Workshops with ReMida

06 - 27 August 2023

Every Sunday in August transform recycled materials into new creations. Working with local artists, you’ll …

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