Hudson Valley Ruins

Jacky Connolly | 9 February – 19 April

Presented in association with Perth Festival 

Hudson Valley Ruins is a short narrative film produced entirely in the computer game The Sims 3. Using the conventions of the game, in which players simulate the lives of a modern family, Jacky Connolly has created a complete set, narrative and cast of characters.

Hudson Valley Ruins tracks the unsettling experiences of two young female characters as they navigate the banal, tense and quietly disturbing world of suburban Upstate New York.

Opening Event
5pm – 7.30pm, Saturday 8 February 2020

Join us for a special early evening opening event to launch our summer exhibitions, featuring an artist talk by Tina Havelock Stevens at 5pm.



  • Artist
  • Jacky Connolly
  • COVID-19 Update

    In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, and help keep the community safe and healthy, our summer exhibitions have closed early. We are working with our artists to minimise the effect the closure will have on them and will be reviewing our programming options. In the meantime, we look forward to connecting with you virtually both here and through our social media channels.


    We thank you for your understanding in these difficult times.

  • Date & Time

    Saturday 8 February
    Doors open 5pm

    Exhibition continues
    Sunday 9 February – Sunday 19 April
    Tue – Sun 10am–5pm

  • Location

    PICA Screen Space