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 12–5pm. Our exhibitions are always free.



Where some see abandon and chaos, others see the child’s ability to transform their surroundings into places of wonder and delight. Inspired by the true story of three German children who set off to elope under the African sun, broken toys, puppets, and sun-faded furniture are the props that feed the theatre of the imagination in My Darling Patricia’s Africa.

Exploring the resilient powers of imagination, fantasy and escape in the lives of children, Africa is a work for adults told from a child’s perspective, and is a rich continuation of the company’s juxtaposition of the domestic with the fantastic in suburban Australian contexts.

A Malthouse Theatre commission, shortlisted for the Helpmann Award for Best Physical or Visual Theatre production.