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: Exhibitions

PICA presents up to ten exhibitions each year across four seasons. Our exhibitions showcase the work of artists from Western Australia and across the globe, offering a range of narratives and perspectives.

PICA works with artists at all stages of their careers, from recent graduates to presenting first-time solo exhibitions and surveys of established figures. As a site for the production of new artworks, PICA supports artists to develop, produce and present work driven by critical issues of our time. At PICA artists are encouraged to take risks, explore new and emerging art forms, and experiment with ideas, materials and approaches.

PICA’s exhibitions are accompanied by dynamic public programming – artists’ talks, forums and workshops – to deepen engagement with the artists’ work and practices.

Online you will find information about our past, current and upcoming exhibition seasons along with installation documentation, commissioned texts and artist videos.

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Helen Johnson – Follower, Leader

09 February - 31 March 2024

Naarm (Melbourne)-based artist Helen Johnson is celebrated for her large-scale, semi-narrative paintings that explore a …

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Agatha Gothe-Snape – IT IS THE COLOUR OF AN IDEA THAT WILL NOT COMPLETE ITSELF IN OUR LIFETIME 

09 February 2024 - 01 January 2025

With the Perth Cultural Centre (PCC) redevelopment commencing in 2024, PICA has temporarily relocated its …

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J.D. Penangke – Yandilup

09 February 2024 - 19 January 2025

Yandilup is an outdoor mural painting by artist J.D. Penangke commissioned for PICA’s new entrance. …

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A.K. Burns – Untitled (eclipse) 

09 February - 31 March 2024

Untitled (eclipse) by New York-based artist A.K. Burns was filmed in Nebraska, USA and engages …

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Joan Jonas – Sun Signals 

09 February - 31 March 2024

Joan Jonas: Sun Signals is the first exhibition in Australia devoted to the work of …

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Diana Baker Smith – Falling Towards Another (A Score for the Void)

09 February 2024 - 19 January 2025

Falling Towards Another (A Score for the Void) by Gadigal (Sydney)-based artist Diana Baker Smith …

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Shelley Lasica – WHEN I AM NOT THERE

11 - 23 June 2024

The work of Shelley Lasica reveals a sustained exploration of dance, movement and the varying …

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Hatched: National Graduate Show 2024

03 August - 13 October 2024

Hatched: National Graduate Show 2024 presents a dynamic selection of emerging artists recently graduated from …

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BLEED Biennial

01 September - 31 October 2024

In 2024, PICA partners with Arts House (Melbourne) and Campbelltown Arts Centre (Sydney) to participate …

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Shannon Te Ao – what was or could be today (again)

26 October 2024 - 19 January 2025

Aotearoa New Zealand-based artist Shannon Te Ao is celebrated for his sensitive and poetic exploration …

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Paul Knight – L’ombre de ton ombre (The shadow of your shadow)

26 October 2024 - 19 January 2025

L’ombre de ton ombre (The shadow of your shadow) presents new and recent photographic, textile …

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Jack Ball

26 October 2024 - 19 January 2025

Jack Ball works primarily in photography, employing collage, embellishment and performance to create riotous installations …

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