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.

Our galleries are open today 10am–3pm. Our exhibitions are always free.


Sharing a love of the arts

Make a Bequest

A bequest is a deeply meaningful and enduring way to share your love of the arts. By leaving a gift in your Will to PICA you can contribute to shaping WA arts and culture for generations to come. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your bequest with you, how we can recognise your generosity during your lifetime and honour your legacy into the future.

PICA accepts gifts of cash, assets, property or shares with funds directed to our areas of greatest need to sustain our work and impact. 

To leave a bequest to PICA please quote our ABN in your Will and clearly state the amount, percentage of your estate or the intended gift you would like to give.

ABN 49 009 372 927 
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts Ltd 

In addition to reaching out to us, we recommend you discuss your intentions with your financial planner or solicitor, your executor and/or your family. 

Create a Legacy

Create a legacy during your lifetime or in honour of a loved one and inspire artists and audiences alike for years to come. As a multi-arts organisation for people of all ages and stages of life, PICA offers a wide range of programs from artistic residencies, performances, exhibitions and large commissioning works to community engagement and student learning programs. By working with us to plan a major gift that helps us to achieve our strategic goals you will create something special for the community that celebrates you or your loved one’s love of arts and culture. 

If you are considering a bequest or legacy gift we invite you to have a confidential discussion and explore your options at PICA with Anne Tunnecliffe, PICA’s Development Manager, at or 08 9228 6300. 

Judy Wheeler’s Legacy

The Judy Wheeler Commission is a 10-year site-specific commissioning program in memory of the late Judy Wheeler, gifted to PICA by her loving family – husband Jamie and children Genevieve and Thomas.  

Their significant gift of $300,000, the largest in PICA’s history, enables the 12-month display of a commissioned work by an Australian visual artist that responds physically or conceptually to the architecture and history of the PICA building and embodies PICA’s spirit of risk and experimentation. 

‘One thing that has always stood out to me about PICA is its efficiency. It puts on quality exhibitions despite only having a small number of staff, at least relative to most other galleries. I also think the scale of the donation felt like a good match for PICA in that it was an amount that was meaningful yet still likely to be manageable. I’m really looking forward to seeing what eventuates from this Commission, especially 10 years from now when there’s a substantial body of work to look back on.’ – Thomas Simpson 

In 2023, Meanjin (Brisbane) based artist Elizabeth Willing was the inaugural Judy Wheeler Commission artist and delivered Roost a sensory work across mediums that enveloped PICA’s foyer and stairwell.

Learn more about the Judy Wheeler Commission.

About Judy Wheeler

Judy Wheeler was born in 1954 and grew up in Gosford, New South Wales. She spent a year at the National Institute of Dramatic Art, obtained a teaching diploma at Sydney Teachers College, and a Bachelor of Arts from Flinders University. Judy later worked as a town councillor and a bookshop owner.

Throughout her life she was an enduring lover and supporter of the arts. For several years she funded Western Australia’s T.A.G. Hungerford literary award, and through her patronage of the visual arts she amassed a substantial collection of Australian prints and paintings. Judy passed away in 2010 after a long illness. 

Images: AWESOME Festival, Mess Hall with Sam Hughes, 2024. Photo: Tristan McKenzie; Judy Wheeler Commission artist, Elizabeth Willing with Thomas Simpson and Jamie Simpson, 2023. Photo: Dan McCabe; Judy Wheeler, image courtesy the Simpson family