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 foyer is open today 10am–5pm . Our exhibitions are always free.
News - 8th of July 2016

Volunteer Call Out

Volunteer Call Out

2016.05.13 HATCHED AT PICA BAR   -118Our most recent exhibition Hatched National Graduate Show 2016 is coming to a close. We need some amazing volunteers to help take it down and to put up our next exhibition Radical Ecologies. Gain experience in meticulous condition reporting and unpacking of artworks as well as some painting and wall maintenance; all very important skills for anyone involved in the making, handling and exhibition of art. Additionally the install of Radical Ecologies will see an exciting schedule featuring a huge diversity of art forms, AV set up and painting.

A major group exhibition, Radical Ecologies is a sensory invitation to question our complex relationships with our own bodies, each other and the natural world. Featuring new work by Western Australian artists practicing at the sharpest edge of contemporary practice, Radical Ecologies acknowledges our continued environmental dystopia and in response offers a range of therapeutic experiences.

Visitors are invited to decipher 850 romance novels rewritten by termites, to lay down with bees, locate a complex olfactory landscape and listen to a musical soundscape woven from the sounds of Perth’s Swan River. Ecosexual confessions are whispered through the walls of Pony Express’s self-contained replica sauna and a robotic third arm is controlled remotely from the other side of the globe as world-renowned artist Stelarc becomes a human avatar, live in the gallery.

This exhibition creates hothouses of enquiry and invites the visitor into arousing environments that complicate gender, sexuality, and question the complex relationship between our bodies and the natural world.


Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th July


Week one – Wednesday 20th to Friday 22nd July

Week Two – Monday 25th to Thursday 28th July

Shift times are 10am – 5pm.

If this sounds like something you would like to be involved in please contact Grace Traeger at with your availabilities by Friday 15th July.

Photo by OK Media Group. Hatched 2016 Opening Night.